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DATE LAST UPDATED: 5/27/2020, 11:30 am EST

LISC is committed to providing its partners and the community timely and relevant resources to aid in the response to COVID-19. This web page will be updated daily, or as new information/resources become available. Please check back regularly.

To make this site easier to use, we will include the date it was most recently updated at the top, and each section will include most recent edit date as well, to ensure you can quickly identify new information.

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    Chronicle of Philanthropy and the Goodman Center: "How to Make Online Gatherings More Compelling"

    Free: Registration details to come soon

    • Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 12 pm EST

    NTEN: Foundations for Successful Remote and Distributed Teams: In this course, we will look at what are some of the foundational elements of both sides of this relationship, identifying what is needed for an organization to set in place a structure, technology, and culture to support flexible and distributed teams.

    Multi-Session Course with live recordings and self-guided work, Members: $250.00

    • Wednesday, June 3, 2020

    SBA GUIDANCE (5/27)

    Robinson & Cole LLP: PPP Update: Loan Forgiveness Application

    Blum Shapiro: "Navigating the Paycheck Protection and the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Programs" (pre-recorded webinar) 

    Squire Patton Boggs: Provisions in Federal COVID-19 Legislation Benefiting Nonprofit Organizations (detailed analysis of each funding opportunity)

    U.S. Small Business Administration: Guidance & Loan Resources

    National Council of Nonprofits: Which loans under the CARES Act are nonprofits eligible for? (helpful chart!)

    Information about the:

    • Paycheck Protection Program
    • Expanded EIDL & Emergency Grants
    • Mid-Size Loan Program

    SBA Emergency Loans for CT Small Business and NonprofitsLoans can be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that can't be paid becuase of the disaster's impact.


    Nonprofit Loan Fund (administered by HEDCO): GREATER HARTFORD-AREA 501(c)3s...The Loan Fund has recently been expanded and funds are now available for term loans and lines of credit to help your organization with cash flow.  Loans of up to $75,000 are currently being offered with 0% interest until the end of the year. In order to qualify, organizations must be 501(c)3s and operate within the Hartford Foundation’s coverage area. Contact Amy Studwell at to discuss your needs.

    State of Connecticut: General Financial Support Tools for Small Businesses and Non-Profits

    CT Council for Philanthropy: Visit its website for a robust list of funding sources.

    Connecticut Community Foundation and the United Way of Greater Waterbury: "The new fund is designed to be flexible and nimble in action to support trusted, frontline community organizations that meet the basic needs of local residents in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills." 

    Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, in collaboration with the United Way of Central and Northeastern ConnecticutThe first phase of these rapid-response grants will address:

    • Immediate needs of economically vulnerable populations caused by closures and cancellations related to COVID-19.
    • Increased demand for medical information and support.
    • The economic impact of reduced and lost work due to the coronavirus outbreak.

    In the near-term, one-time operating grants will fund community-based organizations that provide basic human needs to residents with the highest needs for:

    • Food and grocery items
    • Health Care Services
    • Resources for Rent and Utility services

    Fairfield County Community Foundation“Directed to organizations serving high need, vulnerable populations, including low-income individuals and residents without health insurance and/or access to sick days; immigrants; persons with disabilities; and communities of color, among others.”

    New Canaan Community Foundation

    The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, in partnership with United Way of Greater New Haven, announces a new fund to raise money to help Greater New Haven's nonprofit organizations and the people they serve affected by COVID-19.

    Bank of America announces $100 million in support to communities. Details of applying for/accessing these funds is not yet available.


    Shipman & Goodwin LLP: "COVID-19: Non-Recourse Loans and Recourse Liability Triggers for Landlords"

    TCAM: "What Should an Asset Manager be Thinking About Right Now?" (on-demand webinar)

    National Housing Conference: FAQ section meant to answer general questions for consumers and industry stakeholders who are directly impacted by COVID-19.

    CORES: Visit its extensive COVID-19 resource page, with information for frontline staff of housing providers, as well as resources to share with residents.

    Stress Testing Your Portfolio: Asset Managers Coping with COVID-19

    • CHAM presents leading syndicators and owners of mission based affordable housing who demonstrate sensitivity analyses to create portfolio scenarios to help manage the crisis. 

    Executive Order (Governor Ned Lamont) Providing Residential Rent Protections During COVID-19 Emergency

    U.S. Departmenet of Housing and Urban Development: Q&A for Multifamily Housing Stakeholders re COVID-19 (last updated 4/2/2020)

    National Mutlifamily Housing Council: Emergency Preparedness Listserve 

    National Multifamily Housing Council: Coronavirus Preparedness for Apartment Firms

    • General information: "As apartment owners and operators prepare to mitigate and educate residents on potential exposure, NMHC has put together a list of go-to sites with relevant information."

    Multifamily Property Owners and Preserving Business Operations, via National Equity Fund

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentInformation for:

    • Homeless Services Providers
    • Property Owners
    • Multifamily Housing Stakeholders


    LISC, Sam's Club, and Verizon team up for Grants: (up to $10,000) Small businesses facing immediate financial pressure because of COVID-19

    COVID -19 Business Response Program Line of Credit: For minority-owned and women-owned small businesses negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. A qualifying small business with 20 or fewer employees may apply for a zero-interest Line of Credit for up to $20,000.

    Initiative for a Competitive Inner City:  Small Business Resource Center for COVID-19 Response

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce:  Guidance for Small Businesses on new Coronavirus Emergency Loans


    Sector Regulations for Reopening Established by State of Connecticut

    Safe Workplace Rules for Essential Employers, Provided by CT DECD

    CDC Guidance for Schools, Workplaces, and Community Locations

    Official Connecticut State Website for Coronavirus (COVID-19)Information on:

    • How it spreads
    • Symptoms
    • Public Health Resources
    • General info for businesses, childcare providers, communities, etc.


      Recording of webinar from Pro Bono Partnership: "Getting Back to Work: Considerations for Returning to the Workplace After COVID-19 Shut Downs"

      MA (Fiscal Strength for Nonprofits): Paycheck Protection Program Toolbox

      • This page from FMA is updated frequently; As of 4/24 several new resources, including a guide to managing your PPP loan and Forgiveness 101

      Pro Bono Partnership: "Pro Bono Partnership encourages nonprofits to contact them with any human resources or legal questions your organization may be facing. Pro Bono Partnership is a nationally recognized provider of free business and transactional legal services to nonprofits. We recruit and support volunteer attorneys with a range of specializations to help nonprofits in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut achieve their goals, avoid risk, and better serve their constituencies."

      Chronicle for Philanthropy: "Tips for Leading Your Team Through Stressful Times"

      ADL: Tips for safeguarding public/open Zoom meetings that all non-profits and public groups should implement

      Chronicle for Philanthropy: How to Adapt Your Nonprofit’s Sick-Leave Policy During COVID-19

      211: Resources to support residents in accessing services and other supports.

      RECORDING: Conference Call with Governor Lamont and Nonprofits on 3/27, (The Connecticut Nonprofit Alliance)

      National Council of Nonprofits: Nonprofits and Coronavirus, COVID-19

      Open Source Document with Resources for Non-Profits

      What Can Nonprofit Boards do Right Now to Address COVID-19?​