Changes to the BLUZ Blog

We are adjusting our services here in CED to continue to provide education and support while maintaining social distancing for the health and safety of our staff, participants, volunteers, and communities.

We are going to use this blog to post information and resources for our Iowa communities including businesses, local governments, and other community groups.

The Housing Assistance Council has compiled a list of Resources Related to Coronavirus and Rural Housing:

http://www.ruralhome.org/whats-new/mn-whats-new/45-announcements/1801-statement-and-resources-on-coronavirus#housing

A few resources for Small Businesses:

The Small Business Administration is offering loans to small businesses and nonprofits who have been impacted by COVID-19.  Businesses and nonprofits can receive up to $2 million in a low-interest loan.  For more information visit https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19

Upon request from the Governor, the Small Business Administration will under its own authority issue an Economic Injury Disaster Loan Declaration. The Restaurant Workers Relief Foundation has created as COVID19 relief fund for workers impacted by COVID19 information can be found here: https://www.restaurantworkerscf.org/news/2020/3/15/resources-for-restaurants-and-workers-coping-with-the-covid-19-emergency

The ONE fair wage has created a restaurant worker and tip worker fund as well and information on that can be found here: https://ofwemergencyfund.org/

Information and eligibility requirements for a Bartender Emergency Program can be found here:https://www.usbgfoundation.org/beap?fbclid=IwAR3p9y-eXg1bhTGGL-snMh4XS6S4ydHxbu-mSTjYNMtDGrTiXsEvXIhT7KY


The National Restaurant Association has also compiled a list of resources and that can be found here:https://restaurant.org/Covid19

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