COVID-19 Response and Recovery
Thank you to our grantees and community partners who are working diligently to serve our community during this challenging time. Whether working remotely or on the front lines, we are truly amazed and humbled by the work you are doing to make sure our residents have the resources and services they need. Organizations are pooling their resources, creating new partnerships, volunteering early in the morning and late into the night, and making a commitment to choose bravery every day to serve our most vulnerable.
Our goal at Impact Alamance is to support our community now, through recovery, and beyond as we look forward to the future.
Supporting Our Community…
Impact Alamance granted $50,000 to the United Way’s Help4Alamance fund. This fund is meeting immediate and urgent needs, such as food, housing, shelter and transportation. To learn more, or to donate, visit #Help4Alamance.
Allied Churches, CityGate Dream Center, SAFE, and The Salvation Army each received a gift of $10,000 from Impact Alamance. This donation will support their efforts of providing food to the increasing number of food insecure families who have lost jobs due to the shutdown. An additional $10,000 will be granted to the NC Diaper Bank to set up a diaper distribution site at CityGate Dream Center.
COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund
Our community depends on strong nonprofits, and we believe it is our role as a funding partner to support organizations during this challenging time.
Impact Alamance has launched the COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund to support nonprofits who directly serve communities disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic consequences of this outbreak.
Approximately $150,000 has been allocated to the grant cycle and Alamance County nonprofits can apply May 6 through May 22. Funding is for one-time general operation support and requests can range from $5,000 to $20,000 per organization.
Funding will benefit nonprofits serving overly impacted individuals and families including:
- Communities of color and/or residents with limited English language proficiency
- Residents without health insurance and /or access to paid leave
- Community members who are considered low-income
For more information on eligibility and how to apply click here.
The pandemic has affected everyone in our community, especially children, many who were already vulnerable. Communities of color, non-English speaking residents, and those who live in areas with little access to essential supplies and services are being disproportionately impacted by the virus and the economic consequences of the shutdown.
To better serve children and families, Impact Alamance will work with community partners to assess and identify where resource gaps exist as we transition into the “new normal”. Social distancing and preventing the spread of the virus is essential and will present greater challenges to areas that are already lacking adequate resources. Together we will determine the best way to invest our resources to assist historically underserved communities.
In the Future
A healthy community is an equitable community that offers complete social, physical, and mental well-being to all residents. When we support well-being, we make sure that everyone can reach their potential and fully contribute to our communities. In turn, maximizing potential helps our communities to thrive and remain vibrant.
Impact Alamance will collaborate with community organizations, leaders and residents to create a long-term plan to educate and advocate for policies and systems that create equity so that all children and families in our community can have opportunities to succeed.
State Information and Resources
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response in North Carolina (NC DHHS). You’ll find the latest information from our state government about assistance, regulations, webinars, and more, including:
- NC Unemployment Insurance. Find information about state and federal unemployment benefits, including updates on the expanded benefits through the CARES Act.
- Help for NC Small Businesses. Look here for financial support, unemployment insurance information, and tax updates.
- Help for NC Childcare Providers. Find out about subsidized payments for providers, safety webinars, and a hotline for help.
- COVID-19 Dashboard. Get updates on outbreaks, hospital beds, and breakdowns on infection rates by race and gender.
- GRANT:NC Local News Lab Fund Grant. “General operating grants of up to $30,000 to 501c3 public charity non-profit entities that serve North Carolina residents and their rapidly evolving information needs. General operating grants will provide organizations the flexibility they need to respond to the needs of their communities at this moment.” https://ncgrantmakers.org/News/Apply-Now-for-North-Carolina-COVID-19-news-and-inf. Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org.
- GRANT: NCHFCOVID-19 Fill the Gap Response Fund. “To support efforts to intentionally address health disparities worsened by the COVID-19 crisis.” https://www.ncha.org/fill-the-gap-fund/. Questions? email@example.com
- LOAN: NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan Program. Additional funding appropriated by NC General Assembly.https://www.goldenleaf.org/news/golden-leaf-receives-125m-in-funding-to-support-nc-covid-19-rapid-recovery-loan-program/.
- Check My Symptoms (www.ncdhhs.gov/symptoms [ncdhhs.gov]), a public website that allows people to enter their symptoms and determine if they should get tested for COVID-19. If they are recommended to be tested, they will receive a link to a list of nearby testing sites via email or text.
- Find My Testing Place (www.ncdhhs.gov/TestingPlace [ncdhhs.gov]), a public website that allows people to input their county or ZIP code and access a list of nearby testing site locations online.
Resources for Families
- NC Remote Learning. Access lessons and activities by age and grade, plus tips for talking with kids about the virus.
- Wide Open Schools. Schools are closed. Minds are open. Find more resources here from top educational providers, presented by Common Sense Media.
- Tips for Parents (en Español). ¿Cómo hablar con los niños sobre el #COVID19 ? Encuentra aquí una guía útil y en español, para que como padre, o en otro rol, puedas hablar del coronavirus con los más pequeños.
- Nonprofit assistance and CARES Act. Find help applying for relief funds here, with tips from the Independent Sector, an organization serving nonprofits.
- COVID-19 Fill the Gap Response Fund (North Carolina Healthcare Foundation). This statewide NC fund will deploy resources to organizations working on the frontlines of the crisis to address emerging, acute, and long-term needs. Learn more here.
- NC Center for Nonprofits. The Center has information available to support nonprofits with updates and resources to help take steps to safeguard nonprofit employees, operations, and NC communities.
- The Emergency Food and Shelter Program [fema.gov] (EFSP) National Board—chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) with representatives from a wide range of organizations including the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, USA, and United Way Worldwide—has awarded $320 million of CARES Act and annually appropriated funding to qualifying local jurisdictions (counties and cities) across the country to support COVID-19 impacted communities through the provision of food, shelter and supportive services.
- To apply, organizations must submit an application to the Local Board in their community, which can be found on the EFSP National Board “Funded Organization” search [efsp.unitedway.org] page. North Carolina jurisdictions received $5.7 million total. To review how much funding each Local Board in North Carolina received, see these EFSP allocations [efsp.unitedway.org].
- Application deadlines will vary, but likely occur in the next 1-2 weeks, as Local Boards must submit information about the applications they received to the National Board by 5/29/20.