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COVID-19

Resources for FAMILIES

Who should use the Non-Filers tool?

This new tool is designed for people who did not file a tax return for 2018 or 2019 and who don’t receive Social Security retirement, disability (SSDI), or survivor benefits or Railroad Retirement benefits. Others who should consider the Non-Filers tool as an option, include:

– Lower-income:  Among those who could use Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info tool are those who haven’t filed a 2018 or 2019 return because they are under the normal income limits for filing a tax return. This may include single filers who made under $12,200 and married couples making less than $24,400 in 2019.

– Veterans beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients:

– Social Security, SSDI and Railroad Retirement beneficiaries with qualifying dependents

Visit IRS.gov, and look for “Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here.”

Mayor Keller Unveils Coronavirus Data Hub to Keep Public Updated on COVID-19 Info [Find meal sites, testing locations and important data in a visual format ] HERE

Health Information
Specific Resources shared from LifeRoots:

If you need someone to talk to, the New Mexico Crisis and Access line is there to listen and help.  Professional counselors are available 24/7. Call toll free.
New Mexico Crisis and Access Line
Toll Free: 1-855-NMCRISIS  (505-662-7474)
TTY 1-855-227-5485
711 for relay (hearing/speech impaired)
Open 24/7, every day

New Mexico Peer to Peer Warmline
Toll Free: 1-855-4NM-7100  (505-466-7100)
711 for relay (hearing/speech impaired)
Call 3:30pm – 11:30pm; Text 6pm – 11pm every day

For specific health/prevention resources, we recommend the following:
Center for Disease Control  www.cdc.gov
New Mexico Department of Health www.nmhealth.org

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

For Parents

Utilities help:

https://www.hsd.state.nm.us/LookingForAssistance/Low_Income_Home_Energy_Assistance_Program.aspx

PNM is temporarily suspending disconnections for non-payment due to Covid-19. Learn more BEWARE OF PHONE SCAMS – learn more here

Free internet  for low income families:
https://www.internetessentials.com/

Comcast is offering free WiFi hotspots, unlimited data, and is waiving late fees during Covid-19. Learn more

AT&T is suspending broadband data caps and overage fees for home internet customers. Learn more

Mayor Tim Keller Rolls Out “WiFi on Wheels” to Provide Free Wireless Internet Access Options to Students, Families

Locations include new mobile hotspots at 21 locations across Albuquerque, extends WiFi outside of City facilities with plans to expand to more locations – Location list + Passwords and more info HERE

For School-Aged Children

Statewide meal pick-up locations for NM children

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 infohttps://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:

http://www.housingnm.org/community_development/rental-assistance-programs-rap

https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/new_mexico_assistance_programs.html

https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-resources/unemployment-benefits-extended-to-workers-affected-by-coronavirus/

Need Health Coverage:

https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/

Resources for Seniors:

https://www.krqe.com/health/coronavirus-new-mexico/state-dept-offers-hotline-for-seniors-who-are-unable-to-access-groceries/

Mental Health and Crisis Info:

The New Mexico Crisis and Access Line (NMCAL) is excited to announce the NMConnect smartphone app for all New Mexicans. Learn more: www.nmcrisisline.com
Key features:
  1. Directly connect to a counselor or peer support worker;
  2. Directly text a peer support worker;
  3. Access up to date resources for substance use, mental health services, and other community resources
  4. Updated information on the state response to COVID-19


https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/20/coronavirus-tips-for-protecting-your-mental-health-during-quarantine.html

https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/mental-health/487493-the-mental-health-cost-of-containing-the

https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI-HelpLine/Top-HelpLine-Resources  -great resource

  • 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.

Resources for LGBTQ+ youth from isp.com: Download Here

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):

A Guide to COVID-19 Financial Terminology and the Economy

From CARES Act, Stimuus Checks, Are we in Recession?; here is a guide from Annuity.org:

https://www.annuity.org/financial-literacy/covid-19-financial-guide/

Resources for Artists

Resources for ARTISTS

Apply: https://www.artistrelief.org/

Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists.

  • Cycle II: April 24 – May 21 (closes 11:59pm ET)
  • Cycle III: May 22 – June 18 (closes 11:59pm ET)

  • Cycle IV: June 19 – July 23 (closes 11:59pm ET)

  • Cycle V: July 24 – August 20 (closes 11:59pm ET)

Each cycle, all non-funded applications will be removed from our system so that artists can reapply the following round.

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/ – Wait List is full – CHECK BACK

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 visual and multi-media artists: https://www.516arts.org/opportunities/fulcrum-fund 
Round #2 provides a focus on artist-run and alternative artspaces, which has been a category of projects recognized by the Fulcrum Fund for the past four years. This dispersal of funds is part of an effort to help sustain these spaces until they can reopen after the pandemic. 516 ARTS, the Warhol Foundation and the Frederick Hammersley Foundation have all adapted their efforts to provide emergency relief support during the COVID-19 pandemic and are coordinating their responses to make a difference during this time of need for so many artists. The application deadline is May 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.  

This is a great PDF to breakdown: Cares Act Table of Loan, Grant, and Compensation Opportunities for the Arts[1]

Here is an aggregated list of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines from Fractured Atlas.

Learn about ethically canceling public events and gatherings due to the Coronavirus/ COVID-19 pandemic from Springboard for the Arts

WPA COVID-19 Visual Artist Impact Survey

Grants and resources, Americans for the Arts

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Relief Grants

The Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

Kincade Family Foundation Emergency Grants for Curators

FORMAT The Photographer Fund

Haven Foundation Grant

Rauschenburg Emergency Grants 

 

From the Stage Directors and Chorographers Foundation:

Resource Round Up:
A compilation of helpful resource lists from the field.
Financial Support:
Resources for Businesses

Resources for BUSINESSES

UPDATE: Important news for New Mexico small businesses: The PPP application deadline has been extended to August 8.

This crucial program still has $130 billion remaining to help businesses weather this pandemic. Don’t wait – get your application in now to apply for a forgivable loan.

Need assistance? Utilize these resources to apply for forgivable loans.

➡️More info: SBA.gov
➡️Find a lender: sba.gov/paycheckprotection/find
➡️NM Small Biz Development Center: nmsbdc.org

Need help navigating this info. and what is right for you? Finance New Mexico can walk you through suggestions that apply to your scenerio: CLICK HERE


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 mark.roper@state.nm.us, 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

For information on all of EDD’s programs go to gonm.biz. For specific COVID-19 business information go to https://gonm.biz/about-us/covid-19-response/

New Mexico secures SBA Disaster Loan Assistance for businesses affected by COVID-19Small 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.disasterBy phone at (800) 659-2955 or email at disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. 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.

CARES Act passed on March 25 by the US Senate includes expanded unemployment benefits resources.  

This is a great PDF to breakdown: Cares Act Table of Loan, Grant, and Compensation Opportunities for the Arts[1]

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