This page is intended to provide OUT Georgia Business Alliance Members and Georgia’s small businesses, nonprofits, and other establishments with financial, operational, and healthcare resources regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.
OUT Georgia has partnered with Georgia Equality to launch our COVID-19 Economic Impact Survey in an effort to reach as many LGBTQ+ and allied businesses across the state of Georgia. This 10-min survey will help us understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on your organization, advocate on your behalf regarding relief resources, and best support you in the days, weeks, and months ahead.
If you know of a resource that should be added to this page or if you want to share how COVID-19 has impacted your workplace, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Official Health & Government Resources
Info and resources from government departments and agencies are broader than the specific needs of small businesses, nonprofits, and other establishments.
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
- Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH)
- COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Resource Page
- COVID-19 Hotline (844) 442-2681
- COVID-19: Businesses and Employers
- Daily status report for Georgia, including a map of confirmed cases by county
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Georgia Governor Brian Kemp
- City of Albany, Athens-Clarke County, City of Atlanta, City of Augusta, City of Columbus, Macon-Bibb County, City of Johns Creek, City of Roswell, City of Sandy Springs, City of Savannah
Resources for Employers, Businesses, and Nonprofits
Support and direct assistance for your workplace – includes small businesses, nonprofits, performers, freelancers, gig workers, and more. Please take our COVID-19 Economic Impact Survey if you are business owner, nonprofit, freelancer, gig worker, or performer Georgia.
CARES Act (Stimulus Bill)
Congress just passed the CARES Act, the third COVID-19 related assistance bill, with about $2 trillion in support funds, with over $376 billion specifically for small businesses, nonprofits, self-employed people, and independent contractors. The Small Business Committees from the House and Senate have provided the following documents to help employers understand how they can access the resources in the CARES Act.
The “Fact Sheet” document outlines the specific funding provided for in the CARES Act. The “Guide” document answers many FAQs relating to the various programs funded by the CARES Act.
- The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act – Getting started & FAQs
- CARES Act Small Business Fact Sheet
- CARES Act Section-by-Section Summary for Sm Biz
- 1 Page CARES Flow Chart
US Chamber of Commerce
- COVID-19 Emergency Loans: Small Business Guide (PDF Version)
- Guide to SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans
- Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit
- Coronavirus Small Business Guide
- Combating the Coronavirus
US Small Business Administration (SBA)
- COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Application
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
GA Department of Labor (DOL)
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
- Filing and Payment Deadline Extended to July 15, 2020
- Employee Retention Credit available for many businesses financially impacted by COVID-19
US Department of Labor
NGLCC–National LGBT Chamber of Commerce
- Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Webinar Replay: Economic Relief Resources for LGBT-Owned Businesses During COVID-19
US Department of Treasury
The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses. Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, and Tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors, are eligible if they also meet program size standards.
- For a top-line overview of the program CLICK HERE
- If you’re a lender, more information can be found HERE
- If you’re a borrower, more information can be found HERE
- The application for borrowers can be found HERE
Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN)
- COVID-19 planning guidance, resources, & GCN program updates
- Nonprofit guide to COVID-19 planning
- Resources & guides for all nonprofits & departments
- Facebook Small Business Grants Program – $100 million in cash grants and ad credits (worldwide)
Resources for Employees
Access to public benefits, protections against discrimination, specific supports, and more
- United Way of Greater Atlanta 2-1-1: United Way of Greater Atlanta provides assistance for individuals and families impacted and in need of support through the 2-1-1 Contact Center, which connects families with community based resources. There are many ways to connect to 2-1-1 including by phone, chat, email or mobile app. 2-1-1 is a valuable resource that is available 24-hours and 7 days-a-week.
- United Way of Greater Atlanta and Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
- Restaurant Workers
- List: Relief Funds for Coronavirus-Affected Restaurants, Bars, and Food Service Workers
- One Fair Wage provides free emergency cash assistance to restaurant workers, delivery drivers, and other tipped and service workers impacted by the crisis.
- United States Bartenders Guild Emergency Assistance Program. You do not need to be a member of the guild to receive their assistance.
- Giving Kitchen is a nonprofit organization that provides emergency assistance to food service workers through financial support and a network of community resources.
Foodservice workers in Georgia who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and/or those who are under doctor’s orders for a mandatory quarantine should fill out an online form to request assistance by going here: https://thegivingkitchen.org/help
Foodservice workers experiencing hardship who do not meet these criteria may still be eligible for resource referrals through their Stability Network. If that’s the case, they should fill out the online form to request assistance: https://thegivingkitchen.org/help
Giving Kitchen cannot cover unemployment due to COVID-19. For further information, you can email them at email@example.com or call 404-254-1227