GOHumCo GrantsUpdate brought to you by the county of humboldt Economic Development • April 12, 2021

Scott Adair - Director of Economic Development

Table of Contents

  1. News & Notes
  2. COVID-19 Grants
  3. Grants & Opportunities
  4. Funding Links & Resources
  5. Business Reopening Training Video

For more information, please contact Dan Pambianco at (707) 445-7745 or dpambianco@co.humboldt.ca.us

Main photo: Hummingbird at College of the Redwoods Botanical Garden.

1. News & Notes

Source Diverse Source Local

April 8, 2021 -- Source Diverse Source Local is a public-private collaboration to strengthen an inclusive procurement and resilient California-based supply chain. The Source Diverse Source Local initiative will help meet the needs of California’s supply chain by supporting diversity, equity and inclusion in California’s procurement by taking the necessary steps to increase our dollars spent with diverse and/or local California businesses. In addition, share knowledge and best practices with small businesses to expand their opportunities with new vendors. This initiative will develop new and existing small businesses through procurement readiness programs to obtain manufacturing, government, and/or corporate contracts.

Expanding diverse and local California procurement strategies supports an equitable and resilient economic recovery in the state. California corporations and institutions with large goods and services acquisitions – can increase growth opportunities for diverse and/or local California firms and help propel job creation in the state. In 2019, California imported $408B worth of goods, many of them the same commodities that California produces in-state.

State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts

SACRAMENTO – (April 11, 2021) Today, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 and updates on the state's pandemic response. More...

New COVID-19 Guidelines for Gatherings Begin April 15

SACRAMENTO –With vaccination rates increasing and the state's COVID-19 test positivity rate near a record low, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today released updates to the state's Blueprint for a Safer Economy reopening framework allowing additional activities to resume with modifications to reduce risk. The updates include gatherings, private events or meetings such as receptions or conferences, and indoor seated live events and performances. These updates take effect April 15. California's framework for loosening and tightening restrictions is governed by the level of COVID-19 spread. More....

Stimulus Bill Includes Targeting Homelessness

Housing Secretary Marcia L. Fudge on Thursday unveiled nearly $5 billion in new grants to states and local governments across the country for rental assistance, the development of affordable housing and other services to help people experiencing or on the verge of homelessness. More...

Vaccine Appointments Available

Humboldt County residents are encouraged to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment on My Turn. There are currently hundreds of doses available Friday through Sunday. More....

2. COVID-19 Government Funding

American Rescue Plan: Humanities Organizations

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is accepting applications for the American Rescue Plan: Humanities Organizations program. In keeping with Congress’s intent in enacting the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the purpose of this emergency relief program is to assist institutions and organizations working in the humanities that have been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Applicants may propose new humanities projects or focus on sustaining core humanities programs and activities. • Maximum Award: $50,000 • Deadline: May 14 • Website: https://www.neh.gov/program/american-rescue-plan-humanities-organizations• Contact: ARPorganizations@neh.gov.

California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program

Relief to individuals, families, and businesses suffering the most significant economic hardship due to COVID-19. • One more round scheduled, with Round 6 (all applicants, including those on the waiting list) opening on April 28 and closing May 4. $5,000-$25,000 (depending on annual revenue) https://careliefgrant.com/• Apply though a local partner organization. Listing of Humboldt partners (including SBDC) found at https://careliefgrant.com/partner/humboldt/

U.S. Department of Treasury

Eligible applicants include certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs) that serve low- to moderate-income, underserved communities that have disproportionately suffered from the impacts of the COVID–19 pandemic. Deadline: 5/7/2021 - Treasury will set aside $2 billion for CDFIs and MDIs with less than $500 million in assets and an additional $2 billion for CDFIs and MDIs with less than $2 billion in assets. https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/ECIP-Application-Materials.pdf Contact: ECIPInquiries@treasury.gov.

Department of Health and Human Services

Projects to demonstrate the effectiveness of local government implementation of evidence-based health literacy strategies that are culturally appropriate to enhance COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and/or other mitigation measures (e.g., public health prevention practices and vaccination) in racial and ethnic minority populations and other socially vulnerable populations, including racial and ethnic minority rural communities. • Deadline: 4/20/2021 • Rural communities: approximately 43 awards, up to $3,000,000 each. • https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=92239• Contact the Grants.gov Contact Center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (excluding holidays) at 1-800-518-4726 or support@grants.gov

3. Grants & Opportunities

Immigrant Families Fund

Millions of immigrants are working on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, risking their health and well-being every day to keep our society going. And yet, many immigrants were excluded from federal stimulus aid. The COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund is providing financial support to immigrant families who have been left out of the federal government’s relief efforts. Immigrants may be eligible to receive a $500 grant to help cover whatever is most pressing in their lives. • https://www.missionassetfund.org/immigrant-families-grant/

One Fair Wage Emergency Fund

The One Fair Wage Emergency Fund is providing cash assistance to restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers, and more who need the money they aren’t getting to survive. At the moment, the Fund is prioritizing tipped workers, gig workers and service workers in California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. However, they are currently taking applications nationally and are actively raising money to support workers in all states as soon as possible. • Deadline: none • Website: https://ofwemergencyfund.org/• Contact: fund@onefairwage.org

Omidyar Network: COVID-19 Economic Response Advocacy Fund

The Omidyar Network COVID-19 Economic Response Advocacy Fund plans to infuse 501(c)(4) funding into national, state, and local advocacy and organizing efforts aimed at passing economic stimulus to address the immediate toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on working people while reshaping our economic structure to ensure they are less vulnerable in the future. Omidyar Network will award $1.5 million to groups working to realign this nation’s economic policies and systems so that they work better for everyone. The majority of the grants from the Fund will be for $75,000 or less. • Website: https://omidyar.com/• Application Deadline: rolling • Contact: info@omidyar.com or 650.482.2500.

Open Road Alliance

The Open Road Alliance is offering grants and loan products to organizations affected by COVID-19. Grants are provided for discrete solutions that help projects overcome unexpected roadblocks. Loan options include Accelerating Incoming Emergency Funds, Co-Investment to Support Social Enterprises, and Deep Impact Loans. • Deadline: none. Website: https://openroadalliance.org/grants/• Contact: funding@openroadalliance.org.

Prevent Cancer Foundation

One-year grants for organizations that will develop new or implement existing community projects/programs in cancer prevention and early detection in rural or urban areas. Applications must focus on underserved communities. We especially encourage applications focused on rural populations and ones serving LGBTQ+ communities. - Deadline: April 21. • Award amounts: $25,000. Information: https://i2p4a4i8.rocketcdn.me/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2021_Community_Grants_Guidelines_and_Submission_Instructions.pdf.

Coastal Conservancy

The Explore the Coast Overnight Program aims to create more opportunities for all Californians to stay overnight at the coast through the expansion or construction of hotels, motels, hostels, campgrounds, RV campgrounds, cabins, yurts, dorm rooms, and others. - Deadline: Ongoing. - Eligibility: Nonprofit Public Agency Tribal Government - Priority will be given to projects that are on or near the California coast. Projects within 1.5 miles of the coast and/or within the coastal zone are highest priority. • https://www.grants.ca.gov/grants/explore-the-coast-overnight/ Contact: karyn.gear@scc.ca.gov


The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) administers a program to provide opportunities for California local government and recycling center operators to improve redemption opportunities for eligible beverage containers and increase recycling rates in unserved convenience zones statewide. - Eligibility: Jurisdictions are eligible to apply for pilot project funding. A “Jurisdiction” for the purposes of the Pilot Project Program (CCR Section 2750(a)(2)) means a city or county, or combination of cities or counties, that has the authority to issue or grant permission for certified pilot project recyclers to operate in the designated pilot project area. • Deadline: Ongoing through the first half of 2022. • Award level: Dependent on project up to a maximum of $1,000,000 - https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/bevcontainer/grants/bevcontainer/fy201920

National Endowment for the Humanities

Grants to strengthen the institutional base of the humanities by enabling infrastructure development and capacity building. Awards aim to help institutions secure long-term support for their core activities and expand efforts to preserve and create access to outstanding humanities materials. Deadline: 5/18/2021 - Optional draft due April 6, 2021. Maximum award $750,000 • 27% of applicants funded over last four years. https://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/infrastructure-and-capacity-building-challenge-grants Contact the Office of Challenge Programs Team (202) 606-8309 or email challenge@neh.gov

Department of the Interior National Park Service

Grants for cultural and historic preservation projects; Focus on Tribes, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiian Organizations in protecting and promoting their unique cultural heritage and traditions. Deadline: 5/5/2021 • $15,000 to $60,000 per project. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331833 Telephone: (202) 354-2020 Email: STLPG@nps.gov


MusiCares may grant short-term financial assistance for personal or addiction needs that have arisen due to unforeseen circumstances. Funding may be awarded for needs such as rent, car payments, insurance premiums, utilities, medical/dental expenses, psychotherapy, addiction treatment, sober living, and other personal expenses. Applicants must be able to document employment history in one of the following areas: minimum of five years employment in the music industry; Six commercially released recordings or videos (singles). • Contact: 310.392.3777 or 1.800.687.4227 MusiCares.generaldelivery@musicares.org

Motion Picture & Television Relief Fund

We provide temporary financial assistance for needs created or complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. We can help with issues including health insurance, mental health assistance, rent, food, and other essentials. Please know that our eligibility requirements have been broadened so that we may be of assistance to the most people possible. We are here for you. If you are a member of the entertainment industry in search of assistance, please call our intake line at 323-634-3888 so that we can understand your situation and determine how we can help. • Grants of roughly $1,000.

4. Funding Links & Resources

COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations

California Grants Portal

U.S. Small Business Administration

Humboldt Area Foundation COVID-19 Regional Response Fund

Center for Excellence in Nonprofits

5. Business Reopening Training Video

To earn certification for reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, business owners should view the instructional video and complete the COVID Safety Quiz. Once the quiz has been completed with a score of 80% or better, businesses will be emailed a certificate to post in their storefront. Event certification doesn't apply, and can be accessed by calling the Joint Information Center at 441-5000.

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