Money, Business, Jobs
Practical Resources for the Covid 19 Quarantine
Advice about Bills You Can't Pay, Mortgages, Student Loans, Debts, Bank Accounts from the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
2021 Student Loan Forgiveness - If you are employed in government or a nonprofit and have student loans, you may qualify to have them be forgiven or reduced.
If You Can't Pay Your Rent - Lots of us are in the same situation, and a big deadline is coming up at the end of September. Here's what you need to know about your protections under recent law, and how to apply for Rent Relief if you qualify as a person or family caught by certain pandemic troubles.
Advance Tax Credits for Parents - This Option Starts Summer 2021. New changes to the Child Tax Credit can help many families receive advance payments.
Do’s and Don’ts for Getting Cash in a Pinch - from the American Institute of CPAs.
Need Internet but Can't Afford It? You might qualify for the new Emergency Broadband Benefit. This can assist you with up to $50.00 a month to help pay for internet service, and up to $100 to help pay for a laptop or tablet. As of May 18, 2021 this temporary benefit is available to low-income households that qualify.
Get Free Credit Counseling, Debt Management, Housing Possibilities, Bankruptcy, and Budget Help from Clearpoint, a nonprofit organization
Get a Grant - Grants for small businesses and nonprofits, artists, entrepreneurs, and more.
Get Help with Your Food Budget - Apply for CalFresh in 10 minutes.
Get Help with Your Medical Budget - Covered California has special enrollment during the pandemic. Anyone can sign up and get a decent plan for a more affordable price, but if you have been on unemployment for any part of this year, your cost can be as low as ONE DOLLAR per month, thanks to pandemic subsidies in the 2021 American Rescue Plan.
Humboldt County Eviction Prevention Program Began August 10, 2020. Currently on hold due to lack of funds, but still making referrals.
Keep What's Yours by Protecting Your Identity. Identity thieves want to use the pandemic and promises of help to get your personal information. They want to get access to your accounts, or open new ones in your name. Protect yourself by keeping your private info private - here's how.
Who's Hiring Now? Northern California Job Listings from the EDD.
Jobs in Humboldt & Beyond, the library's list of employment websites
JobNow / VetNow Free live and online help with getting a job, getting job skills or passing the GED, making the most of VA benefits, and more, brought to you by the California State Library & Humboldt County Library.
Chart - Benefits for Workers Impacted by Covid-19, from California's Labor & Workforce Development Agency. A quick way to see what's available and how to apply.
Job Loss or Hours Cut? Practical help from California's Economic Development Department
Changing Tides. Do You Need Child Care so you can work? Check for special pandemic funding and child care information here.
North Coast Small Business Development Center has help and information for local small businesses.
California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program On February 23, 2021 Governor Newsom signed a new and larger relief package into law for the small businesses of CA. The package will offer grants up to $25,000 for small businesses impacted by the pandemic,
and some grants for non-profit cultural
institutions. Watch the website linked here to apply.
Humboldt County Guidance for Industry & Events - current local orders for what must be done by businesses and event organizers.
Economic Injury Disaster Loans - As of September 8, 2021, new rules were created for these low-interest government loans that are meant to help restaurants and other small businesses stay afloat during the pandemic.
Small Businesses that Can't Stay Open can get some help from the California EDD