State & National Resources for Individuals

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Financial Assistance–CARES Act Individual Cash Payments (Federal)

  • Who It’s For: US residents with a Social Security number.

  • What It Does: The IRS is planning to provide direct payments up to $1,200 per person, with an additional $500 per child under 17. If an individual makes $75,000 or more, or a couple makes $150,000 or more, the amount you can claim gets gradually phased down, zeroing out at $99,000 for individuals and $198,000 for couples.

NOTE: We will publish information about how to claim your individual federal income tax refund created by the CARES Act as soon as it becomes available.

Alabama Department of Labor

  • Who It’s For: Employees that lost their job or have been asked to go on temporary leave.

  • What It Does: To assist employees who have lost their job due to COVID-19, or have been asked to not work temporarily, the Alabama Department of Labor is providing unemployment benefits at the following Alabama Department of Labor link.

For More Information: Learn more about provided unemployment benefits by the Alabama Department of Labor here.

Alabama Arts Alliance: List of Relief and Grant Initiatives

  • Who It’s For: For any Alabama artists (dancers, actors, musicians, etc.) impacted by COVID-19.

  • What It Does: The Alabama Arts Alliance has listed emergency relief and grant initiatives for Alabama artists.

For More Information: Please visit https://www.alartsalliance.org/relief-and-grants.

One Fair Wage Emergency Fund

  • Who It’s For: Restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers and more who need the money they aren’t getting to survive. If you need assistance, please submit the following application form.

  • What It Does: We are getting emergency cash support into the hands of the workers who need it the most.

For More Information: Please visit https://ofwemergencyfund.org/.

Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Program

  • Who It’s For: Individuals in the food and beverage industry who are in crisis.

  • What It Does: The Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Program provides emergency funding to employees and/or owners of restaurants or bars, or are employed by suppliers of restaurants or bars, that face unforeseen expenses that cannot or will not be covered by insurance. Apply for financial assistance here.

For More Information: Please visit https://southernsmoke.org/.

Do you have a program or know of an initiative not listed above that could be helpful? Please let us know!


Wyndy: Help Your Employees with Childcare Needs

Services are available in the following Alabama cities: Auburn, Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa.

  • Who It’s For: Employers desiring to assist their employees with childcare needs during COVID-19 crisis.

  • What It Does: Employers can reimburse employees who use Wyndy for their childcare needs through direct reimbursements, or by purchasing a pool of Wyndy credits that can be drawn when needed.

For More Information: Please visit https://www.wyndy.com/employers.

Do you have a program or know of an initiative not listed above that could be helpful? Please let us know!

Food Pantry/Meals

  • Find your Food Bank

    • The Alabama Food Bank Association is a network of food banks. Find the closest one to you here!

  • Meals for Children

    • Break for a Plate has created a list of all of the places to pick up food for children under 18. Find the closest location to you here!

    • text “FOOD” to 877-877 to receive locations from NoKidHungry.org

  • Curbside Pickup

    • Community Kitchens is providing curbside food pickup at both of its Birmingham locations. Call: 205-251-3569

      • St Andrews (1024 12th St S)

      • Grace Episcopal (5712 1st Ave N)

Food Delivery

Alabama Food Assistance Program

  • Offers parents with kids access to proper nutrition.

  • Includes $1 billion for food security programs aimed at helping those who may struggle to get access to meals during the COVID-19 outbreak, including those who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

  • $500M to help provide nutritious food to low-income pregnant women or mothers with young children who lose their jobs as a result of the outbreak

  • $400M to help local food banks purchase, store and distribute food

  •  Legislation allows for emergency food assistance to households with children who would receive free or reduced-price meals in school.

Do you have a program or know of an initiative not listed above that could be helpful? Please let us know!

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Electric

US Department of Health & Human Services: Low-Income Energy Offices (Federal)

Alabama Power: Payment Program for those Affected by COVID-19 (State)

  • Who It’s For: Those with payments issues caused by COVID-19.

  • What It Does: Due to Alabama’s COVID-19 state of emergency, Alabama Power is suspending late payment fees, and disconnections of service, due to non-payment.

Fore More Information: Please visit Alabama Power.

Alabama Power: Payment Assistance Programs (State)

  • Who It’s For: Community members in need of assistance with paying Alabama Power electric bill.

  • What It Does: Assist those in-need with paying power bill. Programs include Project Share, Alabama Charitable Business Trust Fund, Low Income Assistance Programs, Special Needs Assistance Programs.

For More Information: Please visit Alabama Power to learn more.

Tennessee Valley Authority on COVID-19: Offering Support/Flexibility on Late Payments (State)

  • Who It’s For: Members and customers with concerns.

  • What It Does: The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is offering support and flexibility to those in need.

Fore More Information: Please visit Tennessee Valley Authority. You can contact TVA at (865) 632-2101 or [email protected].

Cable

No-Cost, Low-Cost Options from Specific Providers

  • Who It’s For: Households with K-12 and/or college students, low-income households, school districts, new customers, and more.

  • What It Does: Cable providers such as Charter Spectrum, Comcast Xfinity, and Beam of East Alabama are offering various benefits to assist select groups affected by COVID-19.

More Information: Please visit the Alabama Cable and Broadband Association.

Internet

No-Cost, Low-Cost Options from Specific Providers

  • Who It’s For: Households with K-12 and/or college students, low-income households, school districts, new customers, and more.

  • What It Does: Cable providers such as Charter Spectrum, Comcast Xfinity, and Beam of East Alabama are offering various benefits to assist select groups affected by COVID-19.

More Information: Please visit the Alabama Cable and Broadband Association.

AT&T: Support for Customers During the Crisis

  • Who’s It For: Current customers, low-income households, schools, those with late payments.

  • What It Does: Unlimited home internet, internet access for low-income households, waived late fees, free programming, etc.

For More Information: Please visit AT&T.

Comcast Xfinity: Coronavirus/COVID-19 Response

  • Who’s It For: Current customers, those with payment concerns.

  • What It Does: Xfinity is taking a number of steps to ensure you remain connected to your Xfinity services amid concern about Coronavirus.

For More Information: Please visit Xfinity.

Wireless

AT&T

  • “The work we do is critical to millions of people and companies around the world, and AT&T is committed to being there when our customers and colleagues need us most. Here’s how we’re responding.

Sprint

  • “For the next 60 days, we will support our residential and small business customers by not terminating service if they are unable to pay their Sprint bill because of the coronavirus, and waiving late fees incurred because of economic circumstances related to the pandemic.”

  • Learn more at Sprint.

T-Mobile

  • “In response to COVID-19, T-Mobile is helping ensure everyone has an affordable option to get and stay connected during these challenging times.”

Verizon

  • “At Verizon, we’re here, and we’re ready to serve you during this challenging time.”

Comcast 60-Day COVID-19 Plan

  • Free Xfinity Wifi hotspots across the US available to anyone who needs them, including non-subscribers, all data plans paused for 60 days, and no disconnection of a customer’s internet service or assessment of late fees IF THEY CONTACT US and let us know they can’t pay their bills during this period

  • If students don’t have access to the internet, they can call 844.488.8398 during the school shutdown for free internet access from Spectrum

Do you have a program or know of an initiative not listed above that could be helpful? Please let us know!

Internal Revenue Service (Federal)

  • The deadlines to FILE and PAY federal income taxes are extended to July 15, 2020.

  • You can view all coronavirus-related resources provided by the IRS here.

NOTE: We will publish information about how to claim your individual federal income tax refund created by the CARES Act as soon as it becomes available.

Alabama Department of Revenue (State)

Do you have a program or know of an initiative not listed above that could be helpful? Please let us know!

Alabama Job Seekers Site

  • Use this link if you are seeking a job. With Alabama Job Seekers, you can perform advanced job searches, create and post resumes, save your job searches, receive job alerts by email or text, and more–all for free.

Boulo

  • Boulo is working hard to help women overcome the challenges of continuing a professional career while taking care of children or loved ones in the home. By matching up temporary or part-time positions to a workforce of talented women looking to balance work and home, Boulo is making it easier for women to find the jobs that they need rather than having to settle for the jobs that bring additional stress to their busy schedules. If this sounds like you, sign up here.

Do you have a program or know of an initiative not listed above that could be helpful? Please let us know!

Alabama Department of Labor (State)

Do you have a program or know of an initiative not listed above that could be helpful? Please let us know!

Prescription Delivery

  • CVS and Walgreens both offer prescription delivery for those sheltering in place.

Chronic Illness Management

Pack Health

  • Pack Health is a digital health coaching platform for individuals managing chronic illnesses.

  • Pack Health has already begun offering services related to the outbreak of COVID-19 to their current patient members including increased focus on high risk populations and providing additional resources through their remote digital health coaching services to prevent further spread of the disease. These services not only provide a benefit to the users but also can help to reduce impacts to hospital resources and insurance providers by helping reduce the amount of readmissions, preventing acute incidents and aligning with CDC recommendations to offload burden on medical resources.

Maternity and Child Wellness

Babypalooza

  • Babypalooza is a digital platform offering both a marketplace and a community for soon-to-be and current mothers. In addition to their digital platform, Babypalooza conducts countless exhibits around the country for mothers to attend and learn via education workshops, access to medical and service providers and view live product demos. Babypalooza has created a digital community for mothers to socially interact and learn from each others experiences. Additionally, mothers and mothers-to-be may need to rely more heavily on the socialization offered through Babypalooza digital communities to help cope with the mental challenges brought about by staying at home to prevent COVID-19 infection.

Telehealth

Alabama is extending reimbursement structures for telehealth provision – see guidance provided by Alabama Medicaid for additional information.

Tracking and Testing for COVID-19

Alabama’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard. Track confirmed COVID-19 cases and find test sites throughout the state.

Do you have a program or know of an initiative not listed above that could be helpful? Please let us know!

Do you have a program or know of an initiative not listed above that could be helpful?

Please let us know!