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FUNDING & PHILANTHROPY TASKFORCE
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Capacity, financial support, & educational resources for public entities, businesses, and nonprofits focused on COVID-19 recovery. Resources are continually changing and will be updated regularly as resources and opportunities change or expire. Additions, corrections and suggestions to this guide are encouraged.

The FEMA Public Assistance program is a grant program to support communities in recovery from a disaster. States, tribal, territorial and local governments, and some nonprofits are eligible.

DOCUMENTS LINK FOR FEMA

Tidal Basin provides expertise on the FEMA process.

The Kansas Association of Counties has the Ad Astra Plan for Reopening Kansas Framework and extensive links for reopening resources. Also included on the response page are FEMA programs, open meeting updates from AG Derek Schmidt, national updates and resource links, upcoming events and news.

The National League of Cities has a COVID-19 response resource page for local leaders. Resources include information on the campaign to secure direct federal funding, national guidance, and ways to take action. In collaboration with Bloomberg Philanthropies, they have created a database of 1,577 policies from 470 cities.

The National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations has a list of resources and policies including: eviction & foreclosure prevention, Cares Act recovery assistance grants, banking, housing, health guidance for community organizations, virtual meeting tools, and communications & fundraising strategies.

NLC LOCAL ACTION TRACKER

BKD CPAs & Advisors has created a Coronavirus Tax and Accounting Resource Center. The resource center has sections for specific industries including: construction, real estate & hospitality, healthcare, financial services, nonprofits, higher education, public sector, manufacturing & distribution, and SBA resources. The public sector page gives an overview of the US Department of Treasury’s liquid facility program.

BKD PUBLIC SECTOR ENTITIES

BKD FACILITY

Forward Cities has recommendations for developing rapid-response plans for cities to help entrepreneurs and small businesses. The site features several Kansas entrepreneurs.

Health and Human Services has a variety of federal resources for healthcare providers. Included on the site are the terms and conditions for the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund. Also included on the site are sections on telehealth, mental health and coping, news, testing sites, optimizing ventilators, and grant opportunities and guidance.

HHS TERMS & CONDITIONS

The Kansas Hospital Association offers a variety of funding resources, many of which apply across a variety of healthcare providers. KHA hosted webinars on funding resources, cares act, public health and social services emergency funds, ASPR grant, FEMA, Medicare Accelerate/Advance Payment Program, and State of Kansas hospital grant.

The Kansas Medical Society offers a variety of resources specific to medical professionals.

The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians has a resource page and weekly virtual town hall for practitioners.

The Kansas Dental Association has a resource center with dental practice resources and recommendations.

BKD CPAs & Advisors has included among its resources a webinar for healthcare providers and the cares act.

BKD RESOURCES

BKD HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

PYA is a consulting firm that provides a variety of resources and webinars for addressing financial issues and opportunities during the COVID-19 process. Their COVID-19 Quick Guide provides an overview of relief funding, loan sources and obligations. They also provide several webinars for sole practice physicians, Physician Practices Survival Tactics.

PYA LOAN SOURCES

PYA PHYSICIANS PRACTICES

Kansas Hero Relief funds provides financial assistance for low-income essential workers to access childcare. Healthcare workers and first responders are eligible to apply.

Project N95 is a clearinghouse for personal protective equipment and medical supplies.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a variety of resources on their coronavirus page including SAMHSA funded grants and guidance on continuing treatment.

SAMHSA also has a tip sheet on Virtual Recovery Programs. Included in the tip sheet are sobriety resources and steps for setting up a virtual meeting.

The National Council for Behavioral Health has a variety of tools and resources for addressing COVID-19 including: guidance for behavioral health facilities, tax incentives and loans, financial supports for providers, telehealth, certified community behavioral health resources, Medicare and Medicaid policy changes and HIPAA information.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center has compiled a list of resources and information sheets on coping with the effects of COVID-19, including resources for businesses and community leaders.

American Psychology Association has resources for psychologists, health care workers and the public. The APA website has a grant resources page that outlines potential research opportunities. APA has an article about concerns for aging populations and links to additional articles. 

APA FUNDING RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

APA AGEIST BELIEFS

The National Governor’s Association created recommendations for state and local governments in the Road map to Recovery, a public health guide for Governors. The report outlines building the public health infrastructure, strengthening surveillance, scaling capacity, the healthcare system, and creating a plan to reopen the economy. Additional resources are included with each step.

NGA CORONAVIRUS

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials has a variety of resources on their website. ASTHO created A Coordinated, National Approach to Scaling Public Health Capacity for Contact Tracing and Disease Investigation to aid states and communities in reopening planning.

The Kansas Health Institute features policy and research updates impacting public health.

The Kauffman Foundation has a small business resource guide on their website. A guide to helping small businesses navigate and recover from the COVID-19 crisis explores Small Business Association opportunities and other options.
 
The Duke Foundation is compiling resources for organizations impacted by the coronavirus, including small businesses. Their webpage is focused on compiled lists of resources from multiple organizations to facilitate searching for opportunities.
 
US Chamber of Commerce Foundation is compiling the corporate responses to the COVID-19 crisis. The website includes global, national and regional responses. The resources in the corporate aid tracker are extensive and include multiple sectors depending on the focus of the corporate giving. Search options by aid type include: community support, education resources, food insecurity, medical supplies, small business relief, technology support, and worker relief.
US Chamber of Commerce also offers a guide to all the SBA programs available including Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loans (emergency $10,000 cash advance grant), guide to reopening your business, tax changes, and Families First. Each subject has a guide and additional resources. The website also offers a small business town hall event weekly.
 
The Kansas Chamber of Commerce has Frequently Asked Questions for a variety of programs, phases of the federal response and Kansas specific responses. The resource page also offers workplace guidance, webinars, business resources, and health related resources.
 
Small Business Administration
In addition to the Paycheck Protection Program offered through the Cares Act, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan was an already existing program. Included in the program is a $10,000 emergency grant opportunity. The original program had a $200,000 limit and that may now be $25,000. This program is available for businesses with fewer than 500 employees and nonprofits. Currently accepting agricultural applications. For additional information on SBA programs, see the SBA resource in the federal section.
 
Kansas Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has a tips, resources, training events and webinars, and additional resources. Also included is a link to the SBDC in Alabama with a Small Business Marketing during COVID-19 guide.
 
State of Kansas - Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas lists a variety of industry sectors and links to general guidance for that industry.
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides resources specifically for businesses and workplaces including: ongoing mitigation guidance, prevention and support, and communication resources.
 

Evergy is pledging $2.2 million for COVID-19 relief through grants to nonprofits, small business and community recovery, and customer assistance.

 
Google for Small Business has tips and resources for small businesses. Google is offering existing customers Google Ads credits. The Stand for Small section provides business opportunities from corporate partners supporting small businesses. Tips include: communications with customers, adjusting your advertising, adapting to new customer behavior, running a business remotely, and digital skills training.
 
WBENC provides resources for women-owned businesses. Sections include: resources in my area, financial aid options, business support, government & policy updates, WBE COVID-19 suppliers, and WBE to WBE support.
 
The Red Backpack Fund awarded 1,000 grants of $5,000 to female entrepreneurs. The fund anticipates future rounds of funding with applications opening again on June 1, July 6, and August 3.
 
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) has created a coronavirus small business resource hub. Included in the resources are real-time mentoring, preparing your business to restart, 12 things to do now to save your business, national resources and policies, Q&A with members, financial resources, working remotely, promoting products online and e-commerce, building resilience, closing a business, succession planning, and federal resources.
 
Hartford created a Small Business Assistance Guide: COVID-19 Resources and Relief Options to highlight federal and local programs, and a list of nonprofits and corporate giving programs providing small business assistance.

American Institute of CPAs has a resource center with high level overviews, tools and resources related to federal programs, virtual learning, tax, technology, auditing and accounting.

Sage Intacct offers business advice and tips for the current crisis and looking beyond.

Sage Intacct offers Five Fast Tips for Restaurants Looking to Minimize Revenue Loss During COVID-19 and a resource page specific for Restaurants.

The Dining Bond is a way for restaurants to generate revenue, even if closed, with a savings bond like vehicle. Two Kansas restaurants are participating.

The Restaurant Worker’s Community Foundation (RWCF) is raising and directing funds toward direct relief for individual restaurant workers, nonprofits serving restaurant workers in crisis, and zero-interest loans to restaurants.

National Restaurant Association created an information page with FAQs, resources and news articles. The Resource Directory has online training for takeout precautions, safe delivery and food handler training. Additional information is available on accessing credit, gift cards, services, delivery, healthcare and employee resources. The association has a webinar on readiness.
RESOURCE DIRECTORY
WEBINAR REGISTRATION

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United provides links to national and state resources with direct financial assistance for restaurant workers.

Another Round, Another Rally Emergency Assistance has $500 relief grants for workers in the hospitality industry. Temporarily closed while processing applications.

Hello Alice in partnership with the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation created a business resource center that is updated daily with new opportunities. Hello Alice is offering $10,000 Business for All Emergency Grants.

Federal Express created a business resource page to support small business. Among the resources is a white paper on effective digital strategies and e-commerce.
 
McKinsey & Company created a page to discuss implications for businesses. McKinsey provides weekly global health reports and has published 70 articles on public health and the economy.
 
Helping Others Support Topeka (HOST) buys gift cards from local Topeka businesses and gives to furloughed workers.

USDA has provided two COVID-19 resource pages. The grants division page has grants and opportunities, as well as the legislation. The second resource outlines the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, including FAQs and additional information on a wide variety of USDA programs.

USDA CORONA VIRUS

The National Council of Nonprofits provides a variety of resources including: resources for funding, equity, advocacy, and technology. Included in the materials is a section on federal funding and loan programs available to nonprofits and a webinar about how to navigate those resources, specifically the Cares Act, Paycheck Protection Program Loans, and Families First.

NCN YOUTUBE

Nonprofit Quarterly outlines How Nonprofits Can Utilize the New Federal Laws Dealing with COVID-19. In the article, each aspect of the legislation is viewed from the nonprofit organization lens.

Nonprofit Connect is a resource for nonprofits in Kansas City, but many of the resources apply to other areas of Kansas. Included on the website are survey results for how COVID-19 is affecting Kansas City nonprofits, how to prepare for the impact, federal relief programs for nonprofits, and national funding opportunities. The website also lists sections on human resources & employee benefits, working remotely, communication, events & programs, fundraising, operations & business continuity, self-care, and the Kansas City Community Response.

Foundation Search provides resources for grant, fundraising education and grant development services. The database includes 131,000 foundations with funding history, preferences and contact information. The services are client based.

The Bridgespan Group provides resources on navigating the COVID-19 crisis and the economic downturn. Topics include contingency planning, organizational examples, effective leadership, financial health, and general information.

Bloomerang has compiled an extensive list of tips and resources for nonprofits with a focus on fundraising. The webpage also includes a section on legislation, fundraising success stories, groups, other curated lists of resources, examples and templates for fundraising, webinars, and discounts and offers.

Inside Philanthropy offers fundraising tips in their article, As COVID-19 Pushes Some Nonprofits to the Brink, at What Point Do Donors Abandon Ship?

Work Less Raise More created How to write an Emergency E-Appeal if you’re your organization is being affected by the Coronavirus.

Linkedin created How to Keep Your Fundraising from Stalling during the COVID Crisis.

Forbes created Coronavirus and Your 2020 Fundraising Goals: What Nonprofits Need to Know.

The Chronical of Philanthropy features the article, Fundraising Events in the Covid Era: Here’s What to Consider.

Hester Street created a Guide for Nonprofit Capital Project During COVID19.

Evergy is pledging $2.2 million for COVID-19 relief through grants to nonprofits, small business and community recovery, and customer assistance. Information on how frontline nonprofits can apply for the COVID-19 Emergency Grants is online. The Hometown Economic Recovery Program will have more information available in June and will accept applications at that time.
DONATIONS FOR EVERGY

Giving Compass and National Center for Family Philanthropy have created a search engine by category and geographic location for 467 funds.

Candid provides a resources page with funding opportunities, funding summary and news items. While the resource is geared toward nonprofits and coronavirus funding, there is a section for individuals and small businesses.

Council on Foundations has a google doc with the response plans of members. The document is searchable by location. The document includes a brief description and link to the organization.

The Moran Company created 5 Tips for Nonprofits Navigating a New Normal Post COVI-19. Tips include: focus on the mission, over communicate, financial strategies, planning, and organizational leadership.

University of Missouri-Kansas City Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership developed a Nonprofit Navigation Series. Sessions are one-hour and free to attend. Topics include: Understand the problem, don’t just offer your solution; selecting solutions, moving beyond dotocracy and group affinity, experimenting for success; and storytelling with data.

The Colorado Nonprofit Association has a variety of resources that are applicable to a wider audience. Included on the site are training opportunities and webinars, policy updates, HR & operations, event cancellation, technology, remote work, staying connected, crisis communications, fundraising and grants, self-care and mindfulness, mental health, equity and justice, governance, media coverage, and updates.

The BNSF Railway Foundation provides support for communities they serve. Additional information about funding and the application process is on the website. Applications are considered monthly with no fixed deadline.

The Goodyear Foundation provides support in communities where employees live and work. More information about the types of program support are available on the website.

The Mars Wrigley Foundation is providing emergency grants to local NGOs meeting basic needs in communities.

The National Endowment for the Arts discusses the Cares Act Guidelines and the grant program specifically for nonprofit Arts organizations.

Americans for the Arts provides lists of resources for artists and arts organizations.

The Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative has a COVID-19 Resource Hub. The site provides resources for collection care, museums, archives, libraries, artists and arts organizations, historic sites, emergency managers, extension educators, and reopening best practices.

The Kansas Department of Commerce has an arts specific resource page that has impact survey requests, national resources, and potential funding opportunities.

Creative Capital provides a list of direct aid resources for artists and art professionals.

Artist Relief provides $5,000 grants to artists.

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resource was created as a resource for the independent artist.

National Recreation and Park Association has compiled resources in the areas of slowing the spread, path to recovery and the essential role of parks and recreation. Included in the path to recovery section is a resource database of national and local reopening resources.

NRPA REOPENING RESOURCES

The Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Program has been in existing since 1978. The resource below provides an overview of the program and its mission.

The Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives of the US Department of Health and Human Services created a resource guide of mental health resources, federal resources, and tools to support clergy in addressing community needs and mental health.

Christian Connections for International Health has a resource page for faith-based organizations including suggestions for online services, messages, resources for churches, and planning templates with resources from a variety of denominations.

The FEMA Public Assistance program is a grant program to support communities in recovery from a disaster. States, tribal, territorial and local governments, and some nonprofits are eligible. Private nonprofit Houses of Worship may be eligible under certain conditions.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the authority on best practices during the coronavirus crisis. Sections on the coronavirus page include: what to do if you get sick, public health responses, case surveillance, recommendations for keeping communities safe, and latest updates. The website lists over 100 guidance documents, including guides for small businesses.

CDC GUIDANCE LIST

CDC GUIDANCE BUSINESS RESPONSE

Small Business Administration (SBA) offers a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources to navigate funding options, guidance for businesses and employers, local assistance, relief efforts, products and resources, and government contracting. Funding options include the Paycheck Protection Program, EIDL Loan Advance (now agricultural only), SBA Express Bridge Loans, and SBA Debt Relief.

SBA CORONAVIRUS RELIEF OPTIONS

SBA CORONAVIRUS COVID 19

SBA DISASTER LOAN APPLICATIONS

US Department of Labor has a coronavirus resource page that addresses: workplace safety; wages, hours and leave; unemployment insurance flexibilities; support for dislocated workers; job corps students; injured federal workers; federal contractors; and supporting workforce needs in the agricultural sector.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides a variety of resources including: news, resources for patients & healthcare workers, disaster declarations, economic support & recovery, understanding data, how to help, rumor control, and best practices. The economic support & recovery section discusses the CARES Act, FEMA Assistance, other agencies and frequently ask questions.

FEMA ECONOMIC

FEMA RUMOR CONTROL

USA.gov offers the latest updates on the government’s response to the coronavirus. The resource includes tips and links to federal resources.

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a $19 billion immediate relief program to assist farmers, ranchers, maintain food supply chain and ensure food access.

USDA FEED THE CHILDREN

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is distributing $100 billion in relief funding through the CARES Act to healthcare providers.

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development offers CARES Act flexibilities including mortgage payment relief on FHA loans and other resources, temporary suspension of eviction in FHA or HUD housing, and community development block grants.

HUD EXCHANGE FLEXIBILITY FOR FUNDS

HUD EXCHANGE CARES ACT FLEXIBILITIES

The US Department of Education provides information and resources for schools and school personnel. Student loan interest is suspended for up to 60 days, no action needed.

USD of ED FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) is working on the Keep Americans Connected Pledge to ensure access to broadband and telephone services.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has a tax page with updates on tax relief programs available to small businesses. The site also features online tax help for small businesses and those self-employed.

IRS TAX RELIEF AND ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENTS

The Kansas Office of the Governor has outlined the 4-phased plan for reopening Kansas and guidelines for businesses by industry. Governor Kelly has frequent press releases. Archived press conferences are on the KDHE website coronavirus page.

REOPEN KS BUSINESS GUIDANCE

KANSAS NEWSROOM PRESS RELEASES

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment provides daily updates on the COVID-19 cases in Kansas. The response page also has A Plan to Reopen Kansas, travel information and press conferences with Governor Laura Kelly and Secretary Lee Norman, M.D.

The Kansas Department of Commerce provides announcements, tools for jobseekers and employers, additional resources, positive news stories from Kansas businesses, and web meetings & events. All funds the hospitality industry relief emergency hire fund have been distributed. The form on the website is still active. The Kansas Department of Commerce is collecting information on need through the form and will let restaurants and other hospitality businesses know if more funds become available.

KS DEPT of COMMERCE GOOD NEWS

KS DEPT of COMMERCE WEB MEETINGS

HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY RELIEF EMERGENCY HIRE FUND

The Kansas Department of Children and Families (DCF) offers COVID-19 guidance for DCF programs. Programs include: prevention and protective services, child support services, rehabilitation services, economic and employment, and licensing. Individuals can check eligibility and apply for food assistance, cash assistance and child care assistance online.

KDCF SSP NON-Med

KDCF FOOD ASSISTANCE

Kansas Hero Relief Fund through DCF provides financial assistance for low-income essential workers to access childcare. Healthcare workers, first responders, food and agriculture workers, judicial branch, National Guard are eligible to apply. Monthly income limit is 250% of federal poverty limit. The limit for a family of four per month is $5,458.

The Kansas Department of Labor has resources for employers and workers. The employer section offers additional resources layoff filing by spreadsheet, workplace safety, shared work, and unemployment insurance spreadsheet filing. For workers, there’s information on filing for unemployment, and wage and hour questions.

KS DEPT of LABOR EMPLOYER LISTING

The Kansas Department of Agriculture has resources in a variety of areas including state and national agricultural organizations.

The Duke Foundation is compiling resources for organizations impacted by the coronavirus, including small businesses. Their webpage is focused on compiled lists of resources from multiple organizations to facilitate searching for opportunities.

US Chamber of Commerce Foundation is compiling the corporate responses to the COVID-19 crisis. The website includes global, national and regional responses. The resources in the corporate aid tracker are extensive and include multiple sectors depending on the focus of the corporate giving. Search options by aid type include: community support, education resources, food insecurity, medical supplies, small business relief, technology support, and worker relief.

Evergy is pledging $2.2 million for COVID-19 relief through grants to nonprofits, small business and community recovery, and customer assistance. Information on how frontline nonprofits can apply for the COVID-19 Emergency Grants is online. The Hometown Economic Recovery Program will have more information available in June and will accept applications at that time.
EVERGY DONATIONS

Google for Small Business has tips and resources for small businesses. Google is offering existing customers Google Ads credits. The Stand for Small section provides business opportunities from corporate partners supporting small businesses. Tips include: communications with customers, adjusting your advertising, adapting to new customer behavior, running a business remotely, and digital skills training.

STAND FOR SMALL

The Nonprofit Finance Fund has developed COVID-19 Tools and Resources for Nonprofits. Included in the resources are insights, tools and how-to videos, resources, SBA/PPP Resources, and Webinars.

Grantspace by Candid has resources for nonprofits, individuals, artists, small business and international aid.

Foundation Search provides resources for grant, fundraising education and grant development services. The database includes 131,000 foundations with funding history, preferences and contact information.

Giving Compass and National Center for Family Philanthropy have created a search engine by category and geographic location for 467 funds.

Candid provides a resources page with funding opportunities, funding summary and news items. While the resource is geared toward nonprofits and coronavirus funding, there is a section for individuals and small businesses.

Council on Foundations has a google doc with the response plans of members. The document is searchable by location. The document includes a brief description and link to the organization.

Recovery Topeka is the Greater Topeka Partnership’s response to the COVID-19 crisis with public and private stakeholders in a variety of key leadership positions, all vested in enhanced quality of like and economic prosperity for Topeka and Shawnee County. The website features updates, recovery taskforce members, community resources and COVID-19 information. The Greater Topeka Partnership is a collaboration including: Greater Topeka Chamber, GO Topeka, 712 Innovations, Momentum 2022, Downtown Topeka, Visit Topeka, Entrepreneurial and Minority Business Development, and Forge Young Professionals.

GO Topeka is the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) for the Topeka area. The Incentives section of the website offers business development resources, downtown grant, first opportunity fund, target sectors and assets, and the Topeka/Shawnee County Small Business Incentive.

The Topeka Community Foundation, through the Live, Work and Give program, is accepting grant applications from Shawnee County nonprofit organizations addressing immediate community needs.

The United Way of Greater Topeka, through the COVID-19 Relief Fund, has raised $28,000 to support nonprofits with an increased demand for services. 211 helps individuals find needed resources.

Community Action of Topeka, partnering with Capitol Federal, to set up a Community Care Station at 2915 SW Wanamaker Road.

Helping Others Support Topeka (HOST) buys gift cards from local Topeka businesses and gives to furloughed workers.

The ArtsConnect Artist Relief Fund was established to help artists in Topeka that lost income from performance cancellations.

Shawnee County Health Department has a variety of local, state and national resources on their website. The General Hotline is for questions and rumor control. Also included on the site is the Shawnee County plan for reopening, dashboard of COVID-19 cases, frequently asked questions, and fact sheets.

Shawnee County Community Cares Line is staffed by community members and supported by the Topeka Community Foundation, United Way of Greater Topeka, City of Topeka, Shawnee County Health Department, Valeo Behavioral Health, Family Service and Guidance Center and HealthSource. Information on volunteering is on the United Way of Greater Topeka website.
The Community Cares Line phone number is 800-972-8199.

Mental Health Crisis Lines for ages 18+ through Valeo is 1-785-234-3300.

Mental Health Crisis Line for ages 17 & under through Family Service and Guidance Center is 1-785-232-5005.

General Hotline for COVID-19 questions and rumor control through the Shawnee County Health Department is 1-785-251-4848.

Capacity, financial support, & educational resources for public entities, businesses, and nonprofits focused on COVID-19 recovery. Resources are continually changing and will be updated regularly as resources and opportunities change or expire. Additions, corrections and suggestions to this guide are encouraged.

FUNDING & PHILANTHROPY TASKFORCE
RESOURCE GUIDE

Capacity, financial support, & educational resources for public entities, businesses, and nonprofits focused on COVID-19 recovery. Resources are continually changing and will be updated regularly as resources and opportunities change or expire. Additions, corrections and suggestions to this guide are encouraged.

The FEMA Public Assistance program is a grant program to support communities in recovery from a disaster. States, tribal, territorial and local governments, and some nonprofits are eligible.

DOCUMENTS LINK FOR FEMA

Tidal Basin provides expertise on the FEMA process.

The Kansas Association of Counties has the Ad Astra Plan for Reopening Kansas Framework and extensive links for reopening resources. Also included on the response page are FEMA programs, open meeting updates from AG Derek Schmidt, national updates and resource links, upcoming events and news.

The National League of Cities has a COVID-19 response resource page for local leaders. Resources include information on the campaign to secure direct federal funding, national guidance, and ways to take action. In collaboration with Bloomberg Philanthropies, they have created a database of 1,577 policies from 470 cities.

The National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations has a list of resources and policies including: eviction & foreclosure prevention, Cares Act recovery assistance grants, banking, housing, health guidance for community organizations, virtual meeting tools, and communications & fundraising strategies.

NLC LOCAL ACTION TRACKER

BKD CPAs & Advisors has created a Coronavirus Tax and Accounting Resource Center. The resource center has sections for specific industries including: construction, real estate & hospitality, healthcare, financial services, nonprofits, higher education, public sector, manufacturing & distribution, and SBA resources. The public sector page gives an overview of the US Department of Treasury’s liquid facility program.

BKD PUBLIC SECTOR ENTITIES

BKD FACILITY

Forward Cities has recommendations for developing rapid-response plans for cities to help entrepreneurs and small businesses. The site features several Kansas entrepreneurs.

Health and Human Services has a variety of federal resources for healthcare providers. Included on the site are the terms and conditions for the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund. Also included on the site are sections on telehealth, mental health and coping, news, testing sites, optimizing ventilators, and grant opportunities and guidance.

HHS TERMS & CONDITIONS

The Kansas Hospital Association offers a variety of funding resources, many of which apply across a variety of healthcare providers. KHA hosted webinars on funding resources, cares act, public health and social services emergency funds, ASPR grant, FEMA, Medicare Accelerate/Advance Payment Program, and State of Kansas hospital grant.

The Kansas Medical Society offers a variety of resources specific to medical professionals.

The Kansas Academy of Family Physicians has a resource page and weekly virtual town hall for practitioners.

The Kansas Dental Association has a resource center with dental practice resources and recommendations.

BKD CPAs & Advisors has included among its resources a webinar for healthcare providers and the cares act.

BKD RESOURCES

BKD HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

PYA is a consulting firm that provides a variety of resources and webinars for addressing financial issues and opportunities during the COVID-19 process. Their COVID-19 Quick Guide provides an overview of relief funding, loan sources and obligations. They also provide several webinars for sole practice physicians, Physician Practices Survival Tactics.

PYA LOAN SOURCES

PYA PHYSICIANS PRACTICES

Kansas Hero Relief funds provides financial assistance for low-income essential workers to access childcare. Healthcare workers and first responders are eligible to apply.

Project N95 is a clearinghouse for personal protective equipment and medical supplies.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a variety of resources on their coronavirus page including SAMHSA funded grants and guidance on continuing treatment.

SAMHSA also has a tip sheet on Virtual Recovery Programs. Included in the tip sheet are sobriety resources and steps for setting up a virtual meeting.

The National Council for Behavioral Health has a variety of tools and resources for addressing COVID-19 including: guidance for behavioral health facilities, tax incentives and loans, financial supports for providers, telehealth, certified community behavioral health resources, Medicare and Medicaid policy changes and HIPAA information.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center has compiled a list of resources and information sheets on coping with the effects of COVID-19, including resources for businesses and community leaders.

American Psychology Association has resources for psychologists, health care workers and the public. The APA website has a grant resources page that outlines potential research opportunities. APA has an article about concerns for aging populations and links to additional articles. 

APA FUNDING RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

APA AGEIST BELIEFS

The National Governor’s Association created recommendations for state and local governments in the Road map to Recovery, a public health guide for Governors. The report outlines building the public health infrastructure, strengthening surveillance, scaling capacity, the healthcare system, and creating a plan to reopen the economy. Additional resources are included with each step.

NGA CORONAVIRUS

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials has a variety of resources on their website. ASTHO created A Coordinated, National Approach to Scaling Public Health Capacity for Contact Tracing and Disease Investigation to aid states and communities in reopening planning.

The Kansas Health Institute features policy and research updates impacting public health.

The Kauffman Foundation has a small business resource guide on their website. A guide to helping small businesses navigate and recover from the COVID-19 crisis explores Small Business Association opportunities and other options.
 
The Duke Foundation is compiling resources for organizations impacted by the coronavirus, including small businesses. Their webpage is focused on compiled lists of resources from multiple organizations to facilitate searching for opportunities.
 
US Chamber of Commerce Foundation is compiling the corporate responses to the COVID-19 crisis. The website includes global, national and regional responses. The resources in the corporate aid tracker are extensive and include multiple sectors depending on the focus of the corporate giving. Search options by aid type include: community support, education resources, food insecurity, medical supplies, small business relief, technology support, and worker relief.
US Chamber of Commerce also offers a guide to all the SBA programs available including Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loans (emergency $10,000 cash advance grant), guide to reopening your business, tax changes, and Families First. Each subject has a guide and additional resources. The website also offers a small business town hall event weekly.
 
The Kansas Chamber of Commerce has Frequently Asked Questions for a variety of programs, phases of the federal response and Kansas specific responses. The resource page also offers workplace guidance, webinars, business resources, and health related resources.
 
Small Business Administration
In addition to the Paycheck Protection Program offered through the Cares Act, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan was an already existing program. Included in the program is a $10,000 emergency grant opportunity. The original program had a $200,000 limit and that may now be $25,000. This program is available for businesses with fewer than 500 employees and nonprofits. Currently accepting agricultural applications. For additional information on SBA programs, see the SBA resource in the federal section.
 
Kansas Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has a tips, resources, training events and webinars, and additional resources. Also included is a link to the SBDC in Alabama with a Small Business Marketing during COVID-19 guide.
 
State of Kansas - Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas lists a variety of industry sectors and links to general guidance for that industry.
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides resources specifically for businesses and workplaces including: ongoing mitigation guidance, prevention and support, and communication resources.
 

Evergy is pledging $2.2 million for COVID-19 relief through grants to nonprofits, small business and community recovery, and customer assistance.

 
Google for Small Business has tips and resources for small businesses. Google is offering existing customers Google Ads credits. The Stand for Small section provides business opportunities from corporate partners supporting small businesses. Tips include: communications with customers, adjusting your advertising, adapting to new customer behavior, running a business remotely, and digital skills training.
 
WBENC provides resources for women-owned businesses. Sections include: resources in my area, financial aid options, business support, government & policy updates, WBE COVID-19 suppliers, and WBE to WBE support.
 
The Red Backpack Fund awarded 1,000 grants of $5,000 to female entrepreneurs. The fund anticipates future rounds of funding with applications opening again on June 1, July 6, and August 3.
 
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) has created a coronavirus small business resource hub. Included in the resources are real-time mentoring, preparing your business to restart, 12 things to do now to save your business, national resources and policies, Q&A with members, financial resources, working remotely, promoting products online and e-commerce, building resilience, closing a business, succession planning, and federal resources.
 
Hartford created a Small Business Assistance Guide: COVID-19 Resources and Relief Options to highlight federal and local programs, and a list of nonprofits and corporate giving programs providing small business assistance.

American Institute of CPAs has a resource center with high level overviews, tools and resources related to federal programs, virtual learning, tax, technology, auditing and accounting.

Sage Intacct offers business advice and tips for the current crisis and looking beyond.

Sage Intacct offers Five Fast Tips for Restaurants Looking to Minimize Revenue Loss During COVID-19 and a resource page specific for Restaurants.

The Dining Bond is a way for restaurants to generate revenue, even if closed, with a savings bond like vehicle. Two Kansas restaurants are participating.

The Restaurant Worker’s Community Foundation (RWCF) is raising and directing funds toward direct relief for individual restaurant workers, nonprofits serving restaurant workers in crisis, and zero-interest loans to restaurants.

National Restaurant Association created an information page with FAQs, resources and news articles. The Resource Directory has online training for takeout precautions, safe delivery and food handler training. Additional information is available on accessing credit, gift cards, services, delivery, healthcare and employee resources. The association has a webinar on readiness.
RESOURCE DIRECTORY
WEBINAR REGISTRATION

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United provides links to national and state resources with direct financial assistance for restaurant workers.

Another Round, Another Rally Emergency Assistance has $500 relief grants for workers in the hospitality industry. Temporarily closed while processing applications.

Hello Alice in partnership with the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation created a business resource center that is updated daily with new opportunities. Hello Alice is offering $10,000 Business for All Emergency Grants.

Federal Express created a business resource page to support small business. Among the resources is a white paper on effective digital strategies and e-commerce.
 
McKinsey & Company created a page to discuss implications for businesses. McKinsey provides weekly global health reports and has published 70 articles on public health and the economy.
 
Helping Others Support Topeka (HOST) buys gift cards from local Topeka businesses and gives to furloughed workers.

USDA has provided two COVID-19 resource pages. The grants division page has grants and opportunities, as well as the legislation. The second resource outlines the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, including FAQs and additional information on a wide variety of USDA programs.

USDA CORONA VIRUS

The National Council of Nonprofits provides a variety of resources including: resources for funding, equity, advocacy, and technology. Included in the materials is a section on federal funding and loan programs available to nonprofits and a webinar about how to navigate those resources, specifically the Cares Act, Paycheck Protection Program Loans, and Families First.

NCN YOUTUBE

Nonprofit Quarterly outlines How Nonprofits Can Utilize the New Federal Laws Dealing with COVID-19. In the article, each aspect of the legislation is viewed from the nonprofit organization lens.

Nonprofit Connect is a resource for nonprofits in Kansas City, but many of the resources apply to other areas of Kansas. Included on the website are survey results for how COVID-19 is affecting Kansas City nonprofits, how to prepare for the impact, federal relief programs for nonprofits, and national funding opportunities. The website also lists sections on human resources & employee benefits, working remotely, communication, events & programs, fundraising, operations & business continuity, self-care, and the Kansas City Community Response.

Foundation Search provides resources for grant, fundraising education and grant development services. The database includes 131,000 foundations with funding history, preferences and contact information. The services are client based.

The Bridgespan Group provides resources on navigating the COVID-19 crisis and the economic downturn. Topics include contingency planning, organizational examples, effective leadership, financial health, and general information.

Bloomerang has compiled an extensive list of tips and resources for nonprofits with a focus on fundraising. The webpage also includes a section on legislation, fundraising success stories, groups, other curated lists of resources, examples and templates for fundraising, webinars, and discounts and offers.

Inside Philanthropy offers fundraising tips in their article, As COVID-19 Pushes Some Nonprofits to the Brink, at What Point Do Donors Abandon Ship?

Work Less Raise More created How to write an Emergency E-Appeal if you’re your organization is being affected by the Coronavirus.

Linkedin created How to Keep Your Fundraising from Stalling during the COVID Crisis.

Forbes created Coronavirus and Your 2020 Fundraising Goals: What Nonprofits Need to Know.

The Chronical of Philanthropy features the article, Fundraising Events in the Covid Era: Here’s What to Consider.

Hester Street created a Guide for Nonprofit Capital Project During COVID19.

Evergy is pledging $2.2 million for COVID-19 relief through grants to nonprofits, small business and community recovery, and customer assistance. Information on how frontline nonprofits can apply for the COVID-19 Emergency Grants is online. The Hometown Economic Recovery Program will have more information available in June and will accept applications at that time.
DONATIONS FOR EVERGY

Giving Compass and National Center for Family Philanthropy have created a search engine by category and geographic location for 467 funds.

Candid provides a resources page with funding opportunities, funding summary and news items. While the resource is geared toward nonprofits and coronavirus funding, there is a section for individuals and small businesses.

Council on Foundations has a google doc with the response plans of members. The document is searchable by location. The document includes a brief description and link to the organization.

The Moran Company created 5 Tips for Nonprofits Navigating a New Normal Post COVI-19. Tips include: focus on the mission, over communicate, financial strategies, planning, and organizational leadership.

University of Missouri-Kansas City Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership developed a Nonprofit Navigation Series. Sessions are one-hour and free to attend. Topics include: Understand the problem, don’t just offer your solution; selecting solutions, moving beyond dotocracy and group affinity, experimenting for success; and storytelling with data.

The Colorado Nonprofit Association has a variety of resources that are applicable to a wider audience. Included on the site are training opportunities and webinars, policy updates, HR & operations, event cancellation, technology, remote work, staying connected, crisis communications, fundraising and grants, self-care and mindfulness, mental health, equity and justice, governance, media coverage, and updates.

The BNSF Railway Foundation provides support for communities they serve. Additional information about funding and the application process is on the website. Applications are considered monthly with no fixed deadline.

The Goodyear Foundation provides support in communities where employees live and work. More information about the types of program support are available on the website.

The Mars Wrigley Foundation is providing emergency grants to local NGOs meeting basic needs in communities.

The National Endowment for the Arts discusses the Cares Act Guidelines and the grant program specifically for nonprofit Arts organizations.

Americans for the Arts provides lists of resources for artists and arts organizations.

The Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative has a COVID-19 Resource Hub. The site provides resources for collection care, museums, archives, libraries, artists and arts organizations, historic sites, emergency managers, extension educators, and reopening best practices.

The Kansas Department of Commerce has an arts specific resource page that has impact survey requests, national resources, and potential funding opportunities.

Creative Capital provides a list of direct aid resources for artists and art professionals.

Artist Relief provides $5,000 grants to artists.

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resource was created as a resource for the independent artist.

National Recreation and Park Association has compiled resources in the areas of slowing the spread, path to recovery and the essential role of parks and recreation. Included in the path to recovery section is a resource database of national and local reopening resources.

NRPA REOPENING RESOURCES

The Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Program has been in existing since 1978. The resource below provides an overview of the program and its mission.

The Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives of the US Department of Health and Human Services created a resource guide of mental health resources, federal resources, and tools to support clergy in addressing community needs and mental health.

Christian Connections for International Health has a resource page for faith-based organizations including suggestions for online services, messages, resources for churches, and planning templates with resources from a variety of denominations.

The FEMA Public Assistance program is a grant program to support communities in recovery from a disaster. States, tribal, territorial and local governments, and some nonprofits are eligible. Private nonprofit Houses of Worship may be eligible under certain conditions.

The Duke Foundation is compiling resources for organizations impacted by the coronavirus, including small businesses. Their webpage is focused on compiled lists of resources from multiple organizations to facilitate searching for opportunities.

US Chamber of Commerce Foundation is compiling the corporate responses to the COVID-19 crisis. The website includes global, national and regional responses. The resources in the corporate aid tracker are extensive and include multiple sectors depending on the focus of the corporate giving. Search options by aid type include: community support, education resources, food insecurity, medical supplies, small business relief, technology support, and worker relief.

Evergy is pledging $2.2 million for COVID-19 relief through grants to nonprofits, small business and community recovery, and customer assistance. Information on how frontline nonprofits can apply for the COVID-19 Emergency Grants is online. The Hometown Economic Recovery Program will have more information available in June and will accept applications at that time.
EVERGY DONATIONS

Google for Small Business has tips and resources for small businesses. Google is offering existing customers Google Ads credits. The Stand for Small section provides business opportunities from corporate partners supporting small businesses. Tips include: communications with customers, adjusting your advertising, adapting to new customer behavior, running a business remotely, and digital skills training.

STAND FOR SMALL

The Nonprofit Finance Fund has developed COVID-19 Tools and Resources for Nonprofits. Included in the resources are insights, tools and how-to videos, resources, SBA/PPP Resources, and Webinars.

Grantspace by Candid has resources for nonprofits, individuals, artists, small business and international aid.

Foundation Search provides resources for grant, fundraising education and grant development services. The database includes 131,000 foundations with funding history, preferences and contact information.

Giving Compass and National Center for Family Philanthropy have created a search engine by category and geographic location for 467 funds.

Candid provides a resources page with funding opportunities, funding summary and news items. While the resource is geared toward nonprofits and coronavirus funding, there is a section for individuals and small businesses.

Council on Foundations has a google doc with the response plans of members. The document is searchable by location. The document includes a brief description and link to the organization.

The Kansas Office of the Governor has outlined the 4-phased plan for reopening Kansas and guidelines for businesses by industry. Governor Kelly has frequent press releases. Archived press conferences are on the KDHE website coronavirus page.

REOPEN KS BUSINESS GUIDANCE

KANSAS NEWSROOM PRESS RELEASES

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment provides daily updates on the COVID-19 cases in Kansas. The response page also has A Plan to Reopen Kansas, travel information and press conferences with Governor Laura Kelly and Secretary Lee Norman, M.D.

The Kansas Department of Commerce provides announcements, tools for jobseekers and employers, additional resources, positive news stories from Kansas businesses, and web meetings & events. All funds the hospitality industry relief emergency hire fund have been distributed. The form on the website is still active. The Kansas Department of Commerce is collecting information on need through the form and will let restaurants and other hospitality businesses know if more funds become available.

KS DEPT of COMMERCE GOOD NEWS

KS DEPT of COMMERCE WEB MEETINGS

HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY RELIEF EMERGENCY HIRE FUND

The Kansas Department of Children and Families (DCF) offers COVID-19 guidance for DCF programs. Programs include: prevention and protective services, child support services, rehabilitation services, economic and employment, and licensing. Individuals can check eligibility and apply for food assistance, cash assistance and child care assistance online.

KDCF SSP NON-Med

KDCF FOOD ASSISTANCE

Kansas Hero Relief Fund through DCF provides financial assistance for low-income essential workers to access childcare. Healthcare workers, first responders, food and agriculture workers, judicial branch, National Guard are eligible to apply. Monthly income limit is 250% of federal poverty limit. The limit for a family of four per month is $5,458.

The Kansas Department of Labor has resources for employers and workers. The employer section offers additional resources layoff filing by spreadsheet, workplace safety, shared work, and unemployment insurance spreadsheet filing. For workers, there’s information on filing for unemployment, and wage and hour questions.

KS DEPT of LABOR EMPLOYER LISTING

The Kansas Department of Agriculture has resources in a variety of areas including state and national agricultural organizations.

The Duke Foundation is compiling resources for organizations impacted by the coronavirus, including small businesses. Their webpage is focused on compiled lists of resources from multiple organizations to facilitate searching for opportunities.

US Chamber of Commerce Foundation is compiling the corporate responses to the COVID-19 crisis. The website includes global, national and regional responses. The resources in the corporate aid tracker are extensive and include multiple sectors depending on the focus of the corporate giving. Search options by aid type include: community support, education resources, food insecurity, medical supplies, small business relief, technology support, and worker relief.

Evergy is pledging $2.2 million for COVID-19 relief through grants to nonprofits, small business and community recovery, and customer assistance. Information on how frontline nonprofits can apply for the COVID-19 Emergency Grants is online. The Hometown Economic Recovery Program will have more information available in June and will accept applications at that time.
EVERGY DONATIONS

Google for Small Business has tips and resources for small businesses. Google is offering existing customers Google Ads credits. The Stand for Small section provides business opportunities from corporate partners supporting small businesses. Tips include: communications with customers, adjusting your advertising, adapting to new customer behavior, running a business remotely, and digital skills training.

STAND FOR SMALL

The Nonprofit Finance Fund has developed COVID-19 Tools and Resources for Nonprofits. Included in the resources are insights, tools and how-to videos, resources, SBA/PPP Resources, and Webinars.

Grantspace by Candid has resources for nonprofits, individuals, artists, small business and international aid.

Foundation Search provides resources for grant, fundraising education and grant development services. The database includes 131,000 foundations with funding history, preferences and contact information.

Giving Compass and National Center for Family Philanthropy have created a search engine by category and geographic location for 467 funds.

Candid provides a resources page with funding opportunities, funding summary and news items. While the resource is geared toward nonprofits and coronavirus funding, there is a section for individuals and small businesses.

Council on Foundations has a google doc with the response plans of members. The document is searchable by location. The document includes a brief description and link to the organization.

Recovery Topeka is the Greater Topeka Partnership’s response to the COVID-19 crisis with public and private stakeholders in a variety of key leadership positions, all vested in enhanced quality of like and economic prosperity for Topeka and Shawnee County. The website features updates, recovery taskforce members, community resources and COVID-19 information. The Greater Topeka Partnership is a collaboration including: Greater Topeka Chamber, GO Topeka, 712 Innovations, Momentum 2022, Downtown Topeka, Visit Topeka, Entrepreneurial and Minority Business Development, and Forge Young Professionals.

GO Topeka is the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) for the Topeka area. The Incentives section of the website offers business development resources, downtown grant, first opportunity fund, target sectors and assets, and the Topeka/Shawnee County Small Business Incentive.

The Topeka Community Foundation, through the Live, Work and Give program, is accepting grant applications from Shawnee County nonprofit organizations addressing immediate community needs.

The United Way of Greater Topeka, through the COVID-19 Relief Fund, has raised $28,000 to support nonprofits with an increased demand for services. 211 helps individuals find needed resources.

Community Action of Topeka, partnering with Capitol Federal, to set up a Community Care Station at 2915 SW Wanamaker Road.

Helping Others Support Topeka (HOST) buys gift cards from local Topeka businesses and gives to furloughed workers.

The ArtsConnect Artist Relief Fund was established to help artists in Topeka that lost income from performance cancellations.

Shawnee County Health Department has a variety of local, state and national resources on their website. The General Hotline is for questions and rumor control. Also included on the site is the Shawnee County plan for reopening, dashboard of COVID-19 cases, frequently asked questions, and fact sheets.

Shawnee County Community Cares Line is staffed by community members and supported by the Topeka Community Foundation, United Way of Greater Topeka, City of Topeka, Shawnee County Health Department, Valeo Behavioral Health, Family Service and Guidance Center and HealthSource. Information on volunteering is on the United Way of Greater Topeka website.
The Community Cares Line phone number is 800-972-8199.

Mental Health Crisis Lines for ages 18+ through Valeo is 1-785-234-3300.

Mental Health Crisis Line for ages 17 & under through Family Service and Guidance Center is 1-785-232-5005.

General Hotline for COVID-19 questions and rumor control through the Shawnee County Health Department is 1-785-251-4848.

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