Resources for FAMILIES
- Information on how the COVID-19 is affecting New Mexico
- Expansion of telehealth benefits
- Guidance for people who are at higher risk
- COVID-19 information and resources for people with autism
- COVID-19 from the National Association for the Deaf
- Sanitation best practices for the blind and visually impaired
- COVID-19 Plan and Preparation Guide for adults living with neuromuscular disabilities
- Mental health coping resources from NAMI
The State of New Mexico has also set up the following hotlines:
Coronavirus Health Hotline (medical/health questions) 1-855-600-3453
Coronavirus Information Hotline (general questions) 1-833-551-0518
Please follow local and other updates on Coronavirus by visiting these sites:
1. New Mexico Department of Health: https://cv.nmhealth.org/
2. World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/
3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/
4. Coronavirus Local Information: http://lovelace.com/coronavirus
- Information for caregivers
- Comprehensive list of free remote learning resources for children
- FranklinCovey has developed a Family Resource page for parents that are teaching their children at home and it is being made accessible without need of a password: https://www.leaderinme.org/family-resources/.
- Tips from PBS about how to talk to your children about COVID-19;
- Self-care for parents during COVID-19
- Meditation and mindfulness techniques from Calm
- Childcare help: https://www.aps.edu/news/coronavirus/limited-child-care-available-at-some-aps-schools
PNM is temporarily suspending disconnections for non-payment due to Covid-19. Learn more
Free internet for low income families:
AT&T is suspending broadband data caps and overage fees for home internet customers. Learn more
The APS School District has provided many resources on its website (https://www.aps.edu/) for students, parents, teachers and community. Click here to go to the page with CoronaVirus updates: APS CORONA VIRUS UPDATE PAGE. APS Food Services has served 1000s of meals each day to any student age 18 and under and it is a beautiful thing! The City of Albuquerque has waived the cost to ride city busses so kids can get to food locations. There are many sites you can get food at. Click here for a list: GRAB AND GO FOOD SITES.
Presybterian Food pickup info: https://www.phs.org/about-us/news/Pages/presbyterian-expands-free-meal-program-for-kids.aspx
If you’re in need of food/income/utilities/rent assistance contact United Way at 211! (Great for folks who don’t have internet)
Help for families and low wage workers:
Need Health Coverage:
Resources for Seniors:
Mental Health and Crisis Info:
- A lot of these sites offer resources and information about steps to take to protect your mental health- many of the sites contain hotline numbers in the articles.
New Mexico State Resources
NM Department of Health COVID-19 Updates
Statewide Coronavirus Updates in Multiple Languages
COVID-19 Video for deaf and hard of hearing
Resource list for survivors and those exposed to domestic violence during this time
Resources for understanding and coping with COVID-19 (from CDC and from City of Albuquerque):
Resources for Artists
Resources for ARTISTS
This link https://covid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com/ includes a wide range of resources including:
- General Preparedness
- Quantifying Economic Impact of Cancelled Work
- Advocacy and Legal Information
- Emergency Funding
- Working, Gathering, and Teaching Online
- Healthy and Mental Health Resources
- International Resources (outside of the US)
- Events (Online Learning and Webinars)
- Interrupting Racism Resources
- And much more….
ABQ Artists – if you aren’t familiar with ArtsHub, please check them out, as they have started a relief fund for ABQ independent artists! https://www.abqartshub.com/
ABQ Arts Organizations – the Albuquerque Community Foundation and the United Way of Central New Mexico have established a relief fund for non-profit organizations. Priority is given to organizations with budgets under $500,000. The application is simple and can be found here: https://albuquerquefoundation.org/emergency-action-fund.aspx
Western Arts Alliance resources: CLICK HERE
ABQ/Santa Fe artists: https://www.516arts.org/
The application deadline is April 15, with the release of funds shortly thereafter.
CARES Act passed on March 25 by the US Senate includes expanded unemployment benefits resources for independent contractors/gig workers. If this unemployment benefit can help you as an independent artist, once this unemployment benefit is enacted at the state level, you should be able to gather more information and apply for any applicable benefits here: https://www.dws.state.
Learn about ethically canceling public events and gatherings due to the Coronavirus/ COVID-19 pandemic from Springboard for the Arts
From the Stage Directors and Chorographers Foundation:
A compilation of helpful resource lists from the field.
- SDC (See here for an extensive list of emergency relief funds nationwide)
- Creative Capital
- Springboard For The Arts
- Americans for the Arts
- New York State Youth Leadership Council (prioritizing resources for undocumented people)
- Nonprofit Financial Fund
- Theater Community Benevolent Fund
- Brad Lander for NYC (relief and advocacy for NYC freelancers and gig workers)
- Dance/NYC Coronavirus Relief Fund– This fund will open April 10th for freelance dance workers.
- NYFA Emergency Grants – This is an extensive list of emergency grants available for artists in a range of mediums.
- Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund- This fund is for US-based BIPOC artists and administrators.
- Calculate how much you’ll receive from the Stimulus Package
- TrickleUP: NYC Artists Network – As members of the performing arts community struggle to maintain their livelihoods amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Trickle Up enlists artists who are suffering from lost income, by sharing work on the platform.
- Rapid Response: Racism is a Virus too – Nellie Mae Education Foundation created this rapid response fund to respond to the hate crimes and bias against Asian American communities resulting from COVID-19.
- Women’s Center for Creative Work: COVID-19 Emergency Health Grant for Artists-This fund is for low-income artists who work in any genre or medium, who identify as a woman, trans or nonbinary and/or person of color, who live in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside or San Bernardino Counties.
- NYFA Classified – The Classifieds board is open to include any valuable opportunity from any industry that may be hiring right now, free of charge.
- The Bret and Paul Reish Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Fund – This fund is specifically for playwrights, composers, librettists and lyricists who have had a full professional show canceled, closed or indefinitely postponed due to COVID-19. Grants will be given in $2500 increments.
Resources for Businesses
The state of New Mexico is adjusting its business loan guarantee programs in order to make capital available to business owners whose operations are severely impacted by the COVID-19 health emergency. Information on the programs are available on the COVID Business Assistance page on the EDD website.
Currently, the two programs available to help business during this emergency are:
COVID-19 Business Loan Guarantee Program: The Economic Development Department (EDD) has created a program to assist businesses seeking emergency loans or lines of credit to deal with negative economic impacts from COVID-19. EDD can guarantee a portion of a loan or line of credit up to 80% of principal or $50,000. Loan proceeds are flexible and can be used for (and not limited to) the following: working capital, inventory, and payroll. apply online, for more information contact EDD-Finance@state.nm.us, 505-469-6204 or firstname.lastname@example.org, 575-562-0327.
Local Economic Development Act (LEDA): LEDA is a signature program at the EDD that provides grants to help economic development based businesses pay for land, buildings, and infrastructure to relocate or expand. Under the Statewide Public Health Emergency declaration, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has authorized the EDD to make no-interest loans from LEDA to assist COVID-19 impacted businesses as well. The loans are limited to expenditures for land, building, and infrastructure, and can also be used for lease abatement or mortgage assistance. Companies applying for the loans must be a qualified manufacturing business with over 50% of its revenue outside of New Mexico or a retail business in a community under 15,000. All loans will be required to provide security equal to the amount of the loan.
Download these helpful fact sheets for more information:
• Help for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
• State & Federal Programs & Resources for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
New Mexico secures SBA Disaster Loan Assistance for businesses affected by COVID-19 – Small Business Administration offering loans up to $2M in all 33 counties
The SBA is offering low-interest federal disaster loans up to $2M for working capital to small businesses and non-profit organizations suffering substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available elsewhere; businesses with credit available elsewhere are not eligible. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%. The SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based upon each borrower’s ability to repay.
There are two ways to learn more and begin a loan application:
Online by visiting the Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance program at www.sba.gov.disaster. By phone at (800) 659-2955 or email at email@example.com. Individuals who are hearing impaired may call (800) 877-8339.
If you elect to submit a hard-copy application, you may do so by mail to the following address:
U.S. Small Business Administration
Processing and Disbursement Center
14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155
For more information on SBA resources, including additional loan programs, please visit www.sba.gov. For more general information on the state’s response to COVID-19 and additional resources for businesses and workers affected by the fallout, visit www.newmexico.gov.