The following is a random assortment of resources for people in Portland Struggling from various challenges posed by Covid-19 and it’s impact on life.

Small Business and Non Profit Resources

https://prosperportland.us/portfolio-items/portland-small-business-relief-fund/?fbclid=IwAR1y8I6ArKUqi9grmkBBzhV8BxScq2XmRn-uD7Qcj0zlLozBzrS8-a9ZJgY
This one is only open until April 1, and you get cash in hand by next Friday. Wowza.


Our senator has a great list of resources here:https://blumenauer.house.gov/covid-19-economic-stabilization-resources

This one is for non profits, small business and freelancers/contractors types:https://www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/023595_comm_corona_virus_smallbiz_loan_final.pdf?fbclid=IwAR207GpqSnlmrpf3knU-bzCRr0ZxFzgm0M6cYHhz79TdxaOe_S4Ky4z1xCc

This link from NAO (non-profit association of Oregon) might be repetitive to other resources above, but just in case:https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Important-NAO-COVID-19-Update–March-26–2020.html?soid=1101049321997&aid=45GHhDxKbeQ&fbclid=IwAR0tZYHTvXBfiFcAJlUevFqlDuwqLicHP2sbrVhKwi8CEHY7WPm8-OT7KZs

Artist Resources

Foundation for Contemporary Arts

These one-time, $1,000 relief grants through Foundation for Contemporary Arts are for artists with experimental practices based in the US or US Territories (and with a Tax ID number) who have had performances or exhibitions cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19. Please apply or share. 

ANONYMOUS WAS A WOMAN EMERGENCY RELIEF GRANT

This program will distribute $250,000 in grants, up to $2,500 apiece, to women-identifying visual artists over the age of 40 who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Anonymous Was A Woman (AWAW) has partnered with the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) to launch an emergency relief grant program to support artists impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The program will distribute $250,000 in unrestricted grants, up to $2,500 apiece, to artists who have experienced financial hardship from loss of income or opportunity as a direct result of the crisis. As with AWAW’s annual award, the program is open to women-identifying visual artists over the age of 40 in the United States and territories, and aims to address the unique challenges faced by artists in middle age or older, particularly at this critical time. A link to the application form will be made available here on Monday, April 6 at 10:00 AM EST.

https://www.nyfa.org/Content/Show/Anonymous-Was-A-Woman-Emergency-Relief-Grant
Stay safe and well, everyone!
xoxo
Wendy Given
wendygiven.com

Free and Cheap Internet

Comcast is offering people the first 2 months of internet for free, after which you can cancel. This was the link she shared: https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19. And it looks like Comcast/Xfinity is also now offering free wi-fi hotspots all around the city to help remote workers.  https://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/technology/comcast-free-hotspots-waives-late-fees-coronavirus/283-98060649-cad0-4893-b634-c291bc70182b

“As our country continues to manage the COVID-19 emergency, Comcast is taking immediate steps to help connect low-income families to the Internet at home. New Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service, which is available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month plus tax. Apply by April 30, 2020.” https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19

NDIA Free and Low Cost Internet Plans https://www.digitalinclusion.org/free-low-cost-internet-plans/

College Professors/Instructors Resources for online teaching

UC Riverside – It’s all about bite-sized pieces.

“It takes months of planning to break away from lectures and turn them into bite-size pieces,” she said. “You have to turn 10-week classes into all-online immediately, so put it online however you can.” https://news.ucr.edu/articles/2020/03/30/its-all-about-bite-sized-pieces

Great videos by Liz Davis on Zoom for College Instructors

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