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August 9, 2021
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These resources are available as of Spring 2021, and many will continue during the Covid 19 crisis.
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Money, Business, Jobs. Practical Resources During the Pandemic

Monday, August 9, 2021

Resources for workers & job-seekers, renters & homeowners, self-employed people and small businesses.

Money, Business, Jobs
Practical Resources for the Covid 19 Quarantine

Everyone needs money.


Advice about Bills You Can't Pay, Mortgages, Student Loans, Debts, Bank Accounts from the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

If You Can't Pay Your Rent -  Lots of us are in the same situation.  Here's what to do, and your protections under recent law.

Advance Tax Credits for Parents - This Option Starts Summer 2021.  New changes to the Child Tax Credit can help many families receive advance payments starting this summer.

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.

Humboldt County Eviction Prevention Program  Began August 10, 2020. Currently on hold due to lack of funds, but still making referrals.


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 Allowable Services List for businesses.

Restaurant Revitalization Fund Registration starts 6:00 AM on April 30, 2021, applications start Monday May 3 at 9:00 AM. Many restaurants could get funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023.

Small Businesses that Can't Stay Open  can get some help from the California EDD

Submit a Business Plan to Reopen   Get back in business with a safety plan vetted by the Health Department.