Governor Polis announces new statewide mask order. Click here for more information.
Mesa County transitions to phase 2 of reopening plan. Click here to learn more.
Resources for nonprofits
Grand Junction Business Stabilization and Recovery Fund: The Business Loan Fund of Mesa County is now accepting applications for the Grand Junction Business Stabilization and Recovery Fund. Learn more here: https://gjincubator.org/gj-business-recovery-fund/
Funding sources for nonprofits affected by coronavirus:
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is offering $5,000 Small Business Grant to as many small employers as they can. To learn more and see if you are eligible, click here.
Governor Polis’ Help Colorado Now, Colorado COVID Relief Fund Application – No longer accepting applications
Eligible organizations may apply for one general operating, unrestricted grant of up to $25,000 per each funding deadline. The current Fund application deadlines are every two weeks: Deadline One: April 4; Deadline Two: April 18; Deadline Three: May 2; Deadline Four: May 16; Deadline Five: May 30. More information can be found here: https://covrn.com/covid-relief-fund/#fund-works
Statewide resources for organizations dealing with the impacts of COVID19 can be found here: https://www.endhungerco.org/covidresponse-resources
Additional funding sources for Colorado nonprofits can be found at https://joiningvisionandaction.com/funders-money-nonprofits-affected-coronavirus/
Colorado Nonprofit Association has set up Facebook and LinkedIn groups to encourage nonprofits to share their thinking, ask questions, tell how they are adjusting. There is lots of flow of one-way information and they want to add a community dialogue channel. Join one of these groups for virtual support and ideas from your colleagues across Colorado
Resources for individuals and families
Call 2-1-1 (or 970.244.8400)
Wondering how to explain COVID-19 to your children? Check out this PBS video.
To volunteer: HelpColoradoNow.org
Lunch Lizard is gearing up to start providing meals to students to assist starting Monday, March 23:
D51 Emergency Meal Program
Here is the most up-to-date information for Food Services & Programs from 211.org. Please follow this link: https://bit.ly/2JzaWSp. This link and document are updated as information for Mesa County changes due the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chalkbeat has created a map of locations across the state where kids can get meals while schools are closed.
Colorado Crisis Services provides, confidential, professional and immediate support for any mental health, substance use or emotional concern, 24/7/365. Call 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 to speak to a trained professional.
The Child and Adult Care Food Program has updated resources.
Colorado WIC has updated resources.
Hunger Free Colorado has developed a one-stop resource for food assistance statewide.
The Colorado Department of Education has a website which contains updated information on emergency feeding programs including waivers that have been requested and/or approved.
Hispanic Affairs Project has launched the Western Colorado Immigrant Relief Fund to provide direct assistance to undocumented immigrant families impacted by the loss of employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. See here for more information: https://bit.ly/2R9AEkz
Major internet providers, including Comcast and CenturyLink, have pledged not to cut service to homes and small businesses that can’t pay their bills because of disruptions related to the coronavirus. They will also make their Wi-Fi hotspots available to anyone who needs them.
Click here for information about the Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative for Essential Workers and Child Care Providers.
Due to COVID-19, the federal and state tax filing deadline has been extended for 90 days until July 15. Through United Way’s partnership with H&R Block, every household with a simple return can file their federal and state taxes for free at MyFreeTaxes.com.
Grand Valley Transit will continue to operate Mon-Sat on their 11 bus routes and are continuing to operate the DASH, however service is reduced to operate every hour instead of every 30 minutes. More information is available here.
Click here to see Grand Valley Transit’s guidelines help protect passengers and employees and to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
General information on coronavirus:
- Mesa County’s COVID page
- The Center for Disease Control provides information about how to protect yourself and what to do if you think you are sick.
- The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has created a hotline to answer any questions about the coronavirus. You can reach itt 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911. You can also view their website for the latest updates on the outbreak and the steps you can take to limit its spread.