*GRANTS & FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE*
Impact Calculator to utilize when applying for grants HERE
SBA: Small Business Association: Loan & Guidance Resources HERE
Call :1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339)
New Stimulus Package Small Business Compensation Details and Q&A: HERE
CARES Act: Coronavirus Aid Relief Economic Security Act: Guide for help HERE. This includes:
Paycheck Protection Loan Program through the CARES act for small businesses, info HERE
EIDL, Economic Injury Disaster Loan: Unlike the Payroll Protection Loan, this loan needs to be repaid. How to apply:
Step 1: Visit SBA disaster loan website to begin the loan application process: https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/. Note: Before entering any personal information, be sure you are on the real Small Business Association site at SBA.gov.
Step 2: Verify Eligibility, this is a two part verification:
Then click the “Continue” button to be taken to the online application.
Step 3: Provide you business information, gather these documents and information:
Oregon4Biz, Business Oregon: help and resources for those looking for assistance HERE
OCF, Oregon Community Recovery Fund Funding assistance for Non-Profits HERE
Facebook Small Business Grant, info on how to apply HERE
BigCartel is providing financial help to their customers, if you have a BigCartel site go HERE for details.
*SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES*
SBDC: Small Business Development Center: Business education & advising help HERE
EDCO, Economic Development of Central Oregon: Business & Industry help HERE
OEN, Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, Entrepreneur resources HERE
Is my business considered an ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’ business? Find out HERE
OEDA, Oregon Economic Development Association valuable resources for businesses HERE
BUSINESS COMPLAINTS: Business non-compliance complaints can be filed HERE
COVID CLEANING SERVICE for Businesses & more: https://www.servprobend.com/
PRINTING SERVICES, Staples of Bend is offering free and discount Printing services for small businesses, email for details: email@example.com
*EMPLOYER WITH EMPLOYEES: ASSISTANCE & RESOURCES*
SBA, Small Business Association Employer Help
*EMPLOYERS CONSIDERING LAYOFFS*
*EMPLOYERS WHO HAD LAYOFFS DUE TO COVID*
Companies that have already laid off employees can hire back the laid off employees and have that payroll expense covered under the Paycheck Protection Program, apply through participating banks and credit unions. Use the Small Business Administration’s Lender Match HERE
*HOW TO HELP YOUR EMPLOYEES AFTER A LAYOFF*
Stimulus Package Q&A for Unemployment Compensation HERE
Financial Hardship Relief & Loan Programs
Bartender Emergency Assistance Program
REF, Restaurant Employee Relief Funds
PBA, Professional Beauty Association's Foundation
Federal Income Tax Filing & Payment Deadline is Extended
Oregon Eviction Temporary Moratorium: Executive Order 20-11
OHP, Oregon Health Plan: Healthcare Coverage
The Oregon Health Authority expands flexibility for Medicare and Medicaid Services to remove barriers to qualify for, enroll in, & stay enrolled in OHP. Key areas include:
those currently enrolled in OHP will not lose coverage during this crisis;
individuals can sign up for OHP without having to verify their income;
federal stimulus payments/increased unemployment payments will not affect OHP eligibility.
Visit the website of the Oregon Health Plan for more info: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HSD/OHP/Pages/index.aspx
*UTILITY & BILL ASSISTANCE*
GAS & PROPANE
RESTAURANT LODGING & TOURISM INDUSTRY
ORLA, Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association, Resources HERE
Sources of funding for restaurant owners, a compiled a list HERE
Travel Oregon, Tourism & Travel Industry Toolkit Resources HERE
The US Travel Industry created a CARES Act Guide to eligibility
FARM & AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY RESOURCES
USDA, US Dept. of Agriculture Helpful Contacts:
Oregon Department of Educations Frequently Asked Questions & Resources for childcare workers HERE
Donate: Donation of time, donate to non-profits who are struggling since their annual fundraiser has been cancelled. Consider donating food to your neighbors with large families.
Don't Discriminate! Do you know someone who has faced incidents of harassment and discrimination? Call the Oregon Department of Justice to report acts of hate or bias at 844-924-BIAS(2424)
Shop Local, Support Local: ShopRedmondOregon.com
Reach out: Call your family, call your neighbors, call your friends and be a calm, friendly voice during this rough time.
Know someone who is without a home, phone or internet and needs help? Thrive Central Oregon has One-on-One Calls, please allow them to borrow your phone to call (541) 728-1022 or visit this website to help them out HERE. Sheperd's House can also provide immediate help to those in need.
Be Kind: Surprise someone with a bag of groceries on their porch. Pay for the car behind you’s coffee. Clear your neighbors sidewalk. Order someone flowers. Little actions make big impacts. Order the nurses at your local medical facility lunch today as a thank you.
Share Resources: Get an extra bag of groceries for your at-risk friend or family member. Share positive, uplifting messages to your friends on social media, go live with encouraging words, be a light to others during the dark times. Spread current, reliable news from trusted news sources like:
Interested in helping others through grocery delivery and errands? Go to Pandemic Partners on Facebook for your specific area to be connected with what your community needs:
Practice proper hand-washing techniques: https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/index.html
Eat fresh vitamin C sources like oranges to boost your immune system, drink lots of water
Keep it clean: routinely wipe down surfaces. You can make a bleach solution by pouring one gallon of water into container and slowly mix in 1/3 cup bleach.
Stay upbeat: Use this time to stay positive, if you find yourself scrolling social media too long, sit on your back porch and take a deep breath until you get some headspace again. Know that we are all in this together and you are not alone. Play puzzles, read your favorite book, journal, watch your favorite comedy, try a new hobby you ‘haven’t had time to do,’ start coloring printable pages are online everywhere, workout, take an online class, take a remote yoga class, and think outside the box to keep entertained.
Get Educated on the importance of Mental Health, OSU is offering a ten week course for students and community members HERE.
Work from home if possible: Limiting your interactions with others can help this from spreading to other people.
Stay up to date from The Source Weekly COVID resource page that is updated daily.
Veteran? Find resources for Veterans on the Stimulus package HERE
Helpful Resources in our Community:
NeighborImpact offices are open and still serving meals, while programs have closed. Menu is on Facebook & NeighborImpact website.
Central Oregon Veterans Outreach is open however the front lobby is closed. Please come to the back Outreach door. They are working on housing those in need and responding to those in crisis. Call 541-383-2793, email firstname.lastname@example.org and connect on Facebook.
Community Shower Truck is currently open three times a week and will post updates on Facebook when it reopens full-time.
Council on Aging is available over the phone to support local seniors. Call Mon - Fri from 8am-4:30pm at 541-678-5483.
MountainStar Family Relief Nursery has canceled programming. Updates on Facebook page and website.
Thrive Central Oregon has closed all walk-in sites through April 1, but is accepting donations for hand sanitizer. Call 541-728-1022 to coordinate a pick up.
Take time to care for yourself, it’s okay to not be okay. Call your family, call your friends, call a helpline if you need to talk.
Deschutes County Behavioral Health Services is providing OHP (yes, they are accepting new patients) patients counceling, online or over the phone at 541-322-7500 as well as their Crisis Line 800-875-7364
CRISIS Text Line - Text the word "HOME" to 741741 and a live, training crisis counselor will respond.
The Friendship Line run by the Institute on Aging is open 24 hours for people aged 60 or older, and adults living with disabilities. Call 1-800-971-0016
If you need Counseling, Rimrock Trails Treatment Services is offering telehealth counseling. Call 888.532.6247 to schedule an appointment.
Champions Day Care sign up for childcare
Need Childcare? Call 211 for childcare services.
Laid off from the restaurant industry and have children? Visit COREgives.org for assistance
Ways to keep kids minds sharp
Resources for integrating Fun Online Learning & Education for kids:
Distance Learning Help, In-Depth Guidance Toolbook from Oregon.gov for educators and parents HERE.
Redmond Early Learning Center: VIA Facebook they offer activities and resources for food & entertainment.
FREE Scholastic classes
Follow Vern Patrick's Principle @principalhesse on Instagram where she will read books and promotes virtual spirit week
Ways to Stay Active indoors
Redmond Families: The amazing Mrs. Hopper, Physical Education Teacher at Tumalo Community School, has created daily PE activities that students can do at home! Follow her Instagram at mrs.hopper_peclass and get movin’!!
Ways to keep kids fed
Redmond School District Food program: Redmond School District’s Nutrition Services Team is working hard to feed kids during our statewide COVID-19 closure!
The Doughnut in Bend: Together with @smartfoodservice, they are offering one raised glazed or cake donut and one small milk, to all kids who qualify for public school meal assistance programs.
FOOD FINDER: 211info has information on more than 1,000 different food programs. For more information call 211 or visit https://www.211info.org/food
Educate yourself & your children about COVID-19
Central Oregon Community College has moved Winter Term finals online and it is delaying the start of spring term by one week for now to give faculty and staff time to move the courses online. Updates on Facebook.
Keep Calm. Stress and anxiety have been proven to weaken immune systems, so help them by keeping calm.
Dont Be Afraid To Ask For Help. Ask your loved ones & neighbors to get your medications, kitty litter, water, anything you may need in the next few weeks.
Facetime, Phone Call, Email. Connect virtually with your loved ones. Isolation does not have to be lonely! Not tech savvy? Ask them to meet outside your window like this man does for his father.
Mosaic Medical will take questions and concerns over the phone 541-383-3005.
High Lakes Health Care will take questions and concerns from patients 541-389-7741
Summit Medical Group call them if you are experiencing fever, cough and other symptoms of respiratory infection 541-706-2319
St. Charles Family Care is encouraging their patients to call their doctor's office with questions and concerns, or call this number to be directed 541-382-4321. The Community Pharmacy at St. Charles Bend is now offering drive-up service from 11am - 6pm. Go to the RV trailer located behind the triage tent outside of the Emergency Department. St. Charles Outpatient Rehabilitation has closed its services and canceled appointment for two weeks. Visitors are not allowed at the four hospitals save for a few exceptions. Caregivers are entering St. Charles Bend through access control points.
Health Insurance Coverage information is provided by the Oregon Health Authority if you have questions about testing and appointments. The state has reached an agreement with several health insurance companies to waive co-payments, co-insurance, and deductibles for their customers who need COVID-19 testing.
Medicare Counseling and help will be provided by Council on Aging's SHIB Volunteers. Call 541-678-5483 ext. 211.
ServPro, Cleaning service in Central Oregon HERE
is maintaining an updated list of food pantries but recommends you contact these services directly.
Central Oregon Resources website for Redmond area HERE.
To find community relevant resources and information follow your city's Pandemic Group on Facebook:
Those with children at home:
Continue to help them learn
Ways to help kids be factual about the virus not fearful : https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/coronavirus-how-talk-child.html
Follow Vern Patrick Elementary School's Principle @principalhesse on Instagram where she will read books and promotes virtual spirit week
Keep Your Family Fed
Those with loved ones who have compromised immune system
Keep Calm: Stress and anxiety have been proven to weaken immune systems, so help them by keeping calm.
Help out: Think ahead by getting them medications, kitty litter, anything your loved one may need in the next few weeks.
Facetime, Phone Call, Email, Even Snail: FaceTime them! This means the world to someone who is feeling isolated, put a smile on their face.