The Auburn Chamber hopes to provide you with as much information as possible, especially when it comes to financial relief. Below, you will find additional resources that we hope you will be able to take advantage of.
Business For All Grant with Hello Alice and Verizon
Hello Alice and Verizon have teamed up to create COVID-19 Business for All and offering $10,000 grants to be distributed immediately to small business owners who have been impacted by the pandemic. In addition to the funding being offered, a COVID-19 Business Resource Center is available. To apply and for more information, click here. The deadline is September 25.
GoFundMe Small Business Relief Fund
GoFundMe has partnered with Yelp, Intuit QuickBooks, Bill.com and GoDaddy to create the GoFundMe Small Business Relief Fund. To be eligible for a matching grant from the Small Business Relief Fund, the GoFundMe fundraiser must raise at least $500 and verify the small business has been negatively impacted by by a government mandate due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on the fund, click here.
Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+) Emergency Relief Fund
Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+) was launched to support artists working in craft disciplines. For eligibility information, click here. For more information on the fund and to learn how to apply, click here.
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund
The Foundation for Contemporary Arts is disbursing one-time $1,500 grants to artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed because of the pandemic. For more for information and eligibility requirements, click here.
United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) Bartender Emergency Assistance Program
The USBG National Charity Foundation has created the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program. To find out eligibility and application information, click here.
2020 State Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP)
The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) program that provides direct investment into community-based and regional projects that address the DRA’s congressionally mandated four funding priorities. Those eligible include state and local governments (state agencies, city and county/parish), public bodies and non-profit entities. The federal funding priority criteria include regional impact, multiple funding partners, emergency funding need, registered apprenticeship, infrastructure, merging and consolidating public utilities, broadband infrastructure and water or wastewater rate study. For more information, click here. Applications are due May 31.
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Cares: Cultural Organizations
NEH will provide grants of up to $300,000 to sustain humanities organizations and preserve jobs in the cultural sector. Grants wills will be awarded to museums, libraries and archives, historic sites, independent research institutions, professional organizations, colleges and universities and other cultural organizations. For more information and to apply, click here. Applications are due May 11.
The Photographer Fund
Format, an online portfolio service for photographers, has created the Photographer Fund. The fund aims to assist self-employed photographers with up to $500 per person. For more information, click here.
Freelancers Relief Fund
The Freelancers Relief Fund was created to aid independent workers with up to $1,000 per freelance household to cover lost income and essential expenses not covered by government relief programs. For more information and to apply, click here.
Professional Beauty Association (PBA) COVID-19 Relief Fund
PBA and PBA Charities have created the COVID-19 Relief Fund was created to provide $500 to licensed beauty professionals who are unable to work due to COVID-19. For more information and to apply, click here.
Beauty Changes Lives Relief Grants
Beauty Changes Lives Relief Grants is offering $1,000 grants for beauty professionals or students of beauty programs. For more information, click here. Nail professionals can also receive $1,000 grants and can receive more information here.