FOR BUSINESSES & NON-PROFITS
Pacific County CARES Grant Assistance for Small Business & Non Profit Organizations Affected by COVID-19
Up to $10,000 grants to for small business and nonprofits in Pacific County. Please note this is the 2nd round of CARES Grants from Pacific County. Those who applied the first time and who submitted a COMPLETE application do not have to re-apply. Full details: https://co.pacific.wa.us/covid-19/cares/index.html
CARES Act Provider Relief Fund: For Health Care Providers
The Provider Relief Fund supports healthcare providers in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (PPPCHE), the federal government has allocated $175 billion in payments to be distributed through the Provider Relief Fund (PRF). Qualified providers of health care, services, and support may receive Provider Relief Fund payments for healthcare-related expenses or lost revenue due to COVID-19. Separately, the COVID-19 Uninsured Program reimburses providers for testing and treating uninsured individuals with COVID-19.
These distributions do not need to be repaid to the US government, assuming providers comply with the terms and conditions. Full details: https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/cares-act-provider-relief-fund/for-providers/index.html#how-to-apply
Washington Youth Development Nonprofit Relief Fund
The Washington State Dept of Commerce is partnering with School’s Out Washington to implement the Washington Youth Development Nonprofit Relieve Fund. This one time investment will provide 9.3 million to youth development programs/organizations that have been most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and which support young people who are furthest from educational justice. Applicants must be Washington-based 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations or be fiscally sponsored by a 501 (c)(3). Applicants must have provided youth development services to youth (ages 5 to 24) prior to March 2020; and are currently providing or plan to provide services to youth through in-person, virtual, or direct support through December 2020. Applicants must be experiencing a negative fiscal impact as a result of COVID-19. Full details: https://youthdevrelief.schoolsoutwashington.org/
Washington Arts Commission CAREs Act Funding
The Washington State Department of Commerce and the Washington Arts Commission have partnered to provided federal CARES Act funding to art and cultural organizations impacted by COVID-19. Grants are available up to $10,000 each, no funding match is required.
-Applications will be accepted between September 28, 2020 and October 23, 2020
-Funds must be expended by December 31, 2020
Full Details: https://www.arts.wa.gov/cares-act-grants/
Eviction Rental Assistance (ERAP)
Rental Assistance to help pay up to 3 months of rent. Must have missed one rent payment since March 1st and be under 50% of the Area Median Income to qualify. All funds must be spent by the end of December. More info: email@example.com
Emergency Solutions Grant COVID (ESD-CV)
Additional funds expected in October to provide emergency shelter, rental assistance, utility assistance, application fees, eviction prevention. More information to come soon.
Five Ways You Can Help Youth Take Care of Their Mental Health When Going Back to School
By Rubina Kapil on September 16, 2020
Starting a new school year is an exciting time but can also be a stressful one. Preparing for a new grade level, joining a new classroom and making new friends can cause feelings of anxiety and fear. This year adds COVID-19 to the mix, as children and youth face challenges such as physical distancing in schools and virtual learning.
That’s why it is important that as a parent, teacher, or caregiver, you are prepared to support the youth around you as they begin the next school year.
Use these tips from the Youth Mental Health First Aid Curriculum to help young people take care of their mental health when going back to school.
For more information on how to support young people, please visit these resources:
If you are worried that your child may be experiencing overwhelming feelings of anxiety or depression, consider reaching out to a primary care physician or mental health professional for additional information and support.
Learn more about how you can #BeTheDifference with Youth Mental Health First Aid.
Halloween is looking a little different this year....
Some of our favorite events and activities have been identified as HIGH RISK by the CDC. While trick-or-treating, trunk-or-treating and indoor haunted houses are Halloween traditions, it is important that we maintain social distancing this Halloween season. Not forever. Just for now.
My kids LOVE Halloween! And so do I.
Have a Halloween movie marathon with household members OR virtually with friends
Grab the popcorn and have a movie marathon of all your spooky favorites!
Did you know that Netflix offers virtual Netflix parties?! This allows you to watch your favorite movies with friends and family that do not share a household with you. Learn more here!
Healthy Halloween Countdown
Who says you can't celebrate Halloween all month long?! Have fun every day with this Healthy Halloween Countdown from Snohomish Health District. Click here for the full version.
These are some great ideas! Are there any activities we should avoid?
Due to their high-risk nature, the following activities are discourage by the Washington State Department of Health. Learn more here.
Halloween gatherings, events, or parties with non-household members that violate the gathering limitations outlined in Governor Inslee's Safe Start Plan.
Traditional trick-or-treating (handing candy to kids who knock on your door) and large groups of trick-or-treaters
Trunk-or-treat gatherings with multiple households that facilitate crowding around treats and violate the gathering limitations outlined in Governor Inslee's Safe Start Plan
Indoor haunted houses are not permitted. Haunted houses must be designed as a no-touch outdoor activity with a one-way path.
Indoor Haunted Houses
Have more questions about COVID-19? Call the Washington State Department of Health hotline: 1-800-525-0127, Monday - Friday, 6am - 10pm, weekends 8am 0 6pm. For interpretive services, press # when they answer and say your language. For questions about your own health, COVID-19 testing or testing results, please contact your health care provider.