The NC Main Street Center’s Tips and Resources have transitioned over to our COVID-19 WEBPAGE [ncmainstreetconference.com] and it is continuing to grow with resources every day. Please see the following new resources that on the website that could be of tremendous benefit to you:
- The AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) program is looking for opportunities to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about this opportunity HERE. [ncmainstreetconference.com]
- There are a number of new PRIVATE funding sources that have been added HERE. [ncmainstreetconference.com]
- And there are a number of technology resources HERE [ncmainstreetconference.com] that will be particularly pertinent for ecommerce and as we approach the recovery phase.
A couple of important announcements:
- In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Community Food Strategies, a multi-organizational team of food system experts working to support and develop North Carolina’s food councils through trainings, tools, and structured network building, is offering block grants of up to $1,000 each to food councils in its network to support immediate and long-term relief efforts. To receive the funding, each council must meet the following eligibility criteria and complete a short application form. The application deadline is May 1, 2020.
- Applicants are food councils [communityfoodstrategies.org].
- Applicants are part of the network of local food councils in North Carolina [communityfoodstrategies.org].
- Applicants are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization or have a fiscal agent that can receive and disburse the funds.
For more information and the grant application, visit https://communityfoodstrategies.org/2020/04/13/2020-covid-19-block-grants/ [communityfoodstrategies.org].
- If you need assistance Managing Your Health [ncdhhs.gov] during this difficult time. Please follow the link to the Department of Health & Human Services for resources.
- Food banks have an urgent need for donations. Get or give food through a food bank near you. https://feedingthecarolinas.org/ [feedingthecarolinas.org]
- Census: Make sure you are counted!
- You can complete your 2020 Census safely in your home either online (my2020census.gov), by phone, or by paper form. Completing your Census makes sure a Census worker does not need to visit your home during NonResponse Follow Up later and maintains social distancing. If you haven’t responded to the Census yet, it’s not too late. Census data collection will continue into the summer, but you don’t need to wait. Be counted now! It’s quick, easy, safe, and important for the future of all North Carolina communities.
- Visit the North Carolina census website for more information – www.census.nc.gov.
Source: NC Main Street Center