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COVID-19

Resources for FAMILIES

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

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.

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

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

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

Resources for understanding and coping with COVID-19 (from CDC and from City of Albuquerque):

Resources for Artists

Resources for ARTISTS

Creating Healthy Communities: Arts + Public Health in America

Arts Facilitation During COVID-19:

https://arts.ufl.edu/sites/creating-healthy-communities/covid-19-arts-response/

Infographic: CONSIDERATIONS FOR ARTS FACILITATION DURING CRISIS AND UNCERTAINTY

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….
Resources for Businesses

Resources for BUSINESSES

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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