Those affected by COVID-19 seeking assistance can click through the links below for more information from each of the following agencies:
Louisiana Workforce Commission – Information for Workers and Employers in Louisiana
U.S. Small Business Administration – Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
Louisiana Economic Development – Resources for Impacted Businesses
International Revenue Services – Information Regarding Economic Impact Payments
Regional Transit Authority – Information for Transit Riders
The Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center – Federal, State and Local Government Support for Residents
Main Street Lending Program – The Federal Reserve established the Main Street Lending Program to support lending to small and medium-sized businesses that were in sound financial condition before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tulane’s Albert LePage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation – Tulane University has launched an effort to connect business owners with the appropriate individuals to help them navigate the resources available to them as well as provide strategic guidance during this difficult time.
HOSP Program to help Restaurants Reopen – New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute has developed a multi-tiered training for operators, staff and patrons of foodservice establishments and bars. They have combed through the latest global, national, and local guidelines to provide teams with clear, comprehensive best practices for re-opening and operating in today’s new reality.
Outdoor Dining Grant Program – The City of New Orleans, with support from the New Orleans Business Alliance, has launched an Outdoor Dining grant program to support New Orleans’ restaurant industry to safely expand their outdoor dining options. The grant application process is now open and will give out $2,000 each to 50 restaurants operating outdoor dining areas in sidewalk café spaces or in off-street parking lots.