Current US Statistics
The Employment Development Department (“EDD”) has a helpful website with information about the COVID 19 impacts.
Employers might be able to avoid potential layoffs by participating in the Unemployment Insurance Work Sharing Program, which allows you to retain your workers by reducing their hours and wages no more than 60 percent and partially offsetting the wage loss with UI benefits.
There is pending legislation at the Federal level that may expand FMLA leave and paid sick time leave for employees that need to take time off due to the coronavirus. We will keep you updated as soon as the emergency law is finalized.
Employees can access the EDD website for answers to FAQs regarding the various benefits they may be entitled to.
Employees who have reduced hours or lose their jobs (either permanently or in a temporary layoff) can apply for unemployment insurance as well. The Governor’s order waived the one-week waiting time period for unemployment insurance so employees can collect unemployment in their first week out of work.
Employees who are unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 can apply for disability insurance through the state. The Governor’s order waived the one-week waiting time period so employees can collect disability insurance during their first week off of work.
Paid Family Leave
Employees who are unable to work because they are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 can apply for Paid Family Leave (“PFL”), which provides up to 6-weeks of benefit payments for eligible employees
Employees who have to miss work to care for their children due to school closures caused by the coronavirus outbreak may be qualified to received unemployment insurance benefits. The Governor’s order also waived the one-week waiting time period for unemployment insurance.
Nonprofit Funding Opportunities
Facebook Small Business Grants Program
Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses.
Marin Community Foundation
Providing immediate support to local safety net and health organizations.
San Francisco Foundation
Their Rapid Response Fund for movement building offers grassroots organizations small, one-time grants within 30 days of receiving a funding request.