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COVID-19: Additional Resources for Nonprofit Partners

Memorandum to Nonprofit Partners

This memo offers a brief orientation on programs available for nonprofits under the federal government's new emergency measures in response to COVID-19. The first section addresses emergency loans, grants, and tax relief programs for qualifying organizations. The second section is guidance for employees who lose their positions during the crisis.

This is not legal advice. Unless we agree in writing, the Community Justice Clinic is not your lawyer for these matters. These are basic descriptions to orient organizations to these programs, and this guidance is subject to change as federal and state governments implement the programs. Individual entities will have specific issues and problems to navigate in their applications and processes, and they should seek careful counsel about specific questions and potential problems, especially as the government implements these programs quickly.


Small Business Administration

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources (accessed March 26, 2020)

Disaster Assistance

Nonprofit Quarterly

How Nonprofits Can Utilize the New Federal Laws Dealing with COVID-19 (March 26, 2020)

National Council of Nonprofits

Initial Analysis of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (S. 748) (accessed March 26, 2020)

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES Act)


California Employee Development Department (EDD)

Eligibility Requirements: www.edd.ca.gov/unemployment/eligibility.htm

Unemployment Resources: www.edd.ca.gov/unemployment/File_an_Unemployment_Insurance_Claim.htm

Disaster Unemployment Assistance: www.edd.ca.gov/unemployment/Disaster_Unemployment_Assistance.htm

U.S. Department of the Treasury 

Assistance for Small Businesses

California State Treasurer

California State Treasurer Fiona Ma's Small Business Resource List

Last updated 4/20/20