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DATE LAST UPDATED: 4/3/2020, 3:15 pm 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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CHAM: "Stress Testing Your Portfolio: Asset Managers Coping with COVID-19" (This webinar is essential for asset managers and CFOs responsible for mission oriented affordable multifamily housing portfolios and professionals who support the industry.  This includes nonprofit and for-profit owners, PHAs, syndicators, investors, lenders and government.)

Free: Register to attetnd

  • Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 4 pm EST

Nonprofit Web Advisor: "COVID-19 And Remote Board Governance: Everything You Need To Know"

$79; Scholarships available

  • Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 1pm EST

NTEN (Nonprofit Technology Network) is holding “open office hours” via Zoom. “Whether you are looking for tips on working from home, trying to understand how to manage remote staff, or just looking for specific tool suggestions, NTEN can help.”

Free: Register to participate

  • Thursday, April 9, 2020, 2 pm EST
  • Friday, April 17, 2020, 2 pm EST

Community Foundation of Greater New Britain: Hosting a series of free webinars; In addition, each webinar will be followed by a 30 minute Zoom discussion that will be limited to 20 participants on a first come, first served basis and reserved for those serving Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington. An invitation for those discussions will be sent separately.

Free: Register to attend; All webinars begin at 8am EST

  • Wednesday, April 8: When and How to Raise Funds During a Crisis and After
  • Wednesday, April 15: What Board Members Can and Should Do During a Crisis
  • Wednesday, April 22: Communications – Your Life Line to the Community
  • Wednesday, April 29: Scenario Planning – Financial Planning in Uncertain Times


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.


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

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.


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

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


Access Health CT has extended its special enrollment period until 4/17

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.


    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?​