Resources for Families and Individuals – Empowering America

Resources for Families and Individuals

If you or someone you know is struggling right now, below is some information and resources to help get through these challenging times. Government Response to Coronavirus, COVID-19

Wall Street Journal: Coronavirus Stimulus Payments: When Will They Be Sent and Who Is Eligible?

New York Times: F.A.Q. on Stimulus Checks, Unemployment and the Coronavirus Plan

Washington Post: Calculate how much you’ll get from the $1,200 (or more) coronavirus checks

NPR: Lost Work Because Of Coronavirus? How To Get Unemployment, Skip Loan Payments And More

USA Today: How utility, phone and internet companies are giving consumers a break during coronavirus pandemic

USA Today: Can’t make a credit card or mortgage payment? Here’s how to ask for help

CNBC: Here are 8 steps to take if you can’t make ends meet because of the coronavirus

Credit Sesame: Companies Providing Financial Relief During COVID-19 (Coronavirus)


Resources for Businesses

If you or someone you know owns a business, check out the links below for information to help during this crisis. Other resources may be available on the state and local level, check with your local chamber of commerce or other business organizations.

Small Business Administration: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Coronavirus Small Business Guide

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Coronavirus Emergency Loans Guide and Checklist for Small Businesses and Nonprofits

NFIB: Small Business Resources in Response to Coronavirus

Forbes: List Of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Relief Programs

Washington Post: How to get a small business loan under the $349 billion aid bill

New York Times: F.A.Q. on Stimulus Checks, Unemployment and the Coronavirus Plan

CNBC: Mnuchin says he will ask Congress for more small business loan funding if $350 billion pool runs out

Inc.: 10 Things Every Small-Business Owner Needs To Do To Deal With the Impact of Covid-19 on Their Business

Inc.: Your Biggest Stimulus Loan Questions, Answered


Energy Information During The Coronavirus Crisis

The links below provide information for ways the energy industry is addressing the Coronavirus crisis.

E&E News: Coronavirus and the U.S. grid: What to know

NBC Bay Area: CPUC: Certain Services Won’t Be Shut Off Due to Inability to Pay

The Dominion Post: Dominion Energy puts moratorium on shut-offs; will reconnect those previously disconnected

Tampa Bay Times: Coronavirus Florida: Duke Energy, TECO will not shut off power for unpaid bills

Cal Matters: Can’t pay your power bill? Don’t worry, you’re safe for now as California utilities suspend shutoffs

Politico: New Jersey, New York suspending utility shut-offs amid coronavirus pandemic

NPR Michigan: Consumers and DTE to suspend shutoffs to seniors; low-income households in wake of coronavirus

Columbus Dispatch: Utilities suspend disconnections during coronavirus outbreak


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