Resources

COMING UP

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GETTING BACK TO WORK


ADVOCACY


RESOURCES FOR ARTS ORGANIZATIONS

GENERAL

CANCELLING OR REFORMATTING EVENTS

REOPENING PLANS and PRACTICES

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GENERAL

UNEMPLOYMENT AND DISASTER RELIEF

Filing for State of Indiana unemployment benefits due to COVID-19: https://www.in.gov/dwd/19.htm  Details about special COVID-19 eligibility and increased payments here:  https://www.in.gov/dwd/dua.htm  FAQ here:  https://www.in.gov/dwd/files/Indiana_Unemployment_FAQ.pdf  File your application here: https://www.in.gov/dwd/3474.htm

The situation is rapidly changing and people who normally would not be eligible for unemployment--such as self-employed, freelance, and gig workers--may in fact be able to receive benefits. Be patient--they may not have built out the resources you need yet!

SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT

PERSONAL FINANCE RESOURCES

  • Growing Places Indy’s “Food in Transit” Program

    Provides fresh, locally grown vegetables at the Julia M. Carson Transit Center 
    • Open every Wednesday 2-5pm from July through October
    • Priced reasonably at $5 or $10 per pre-boxed and wrapped assortment
    • SNAP, EBT, cash, credit, and debit payments accepted
    • SNAP recipients get a 50% discount on orders up to $10

  • City of Indianapolis Rental Assistance Program
    • Applications open July 13
    • Renters living in Marion County are eligible for assistance
    • Provides 3 months’ rent payments for those whose income was reduced due to COVID-19-related job loss 
    • Can be applied to back rent unpaid as early as April 1

  •  State of Indiana Rental Assistance Program
    • Applications open July 13
    • Renters living in Indiana outside of Marion County are eligible for assistance
    • Provides up to $2,000 to cover past-due and current rent payments and/or late fees for those whose income was reduced due to COVID-19-related job loss
    • Not available to renters with a Section 8 voucher or who receive USDA Rural Development rental assistance, or who live in public housing, or who already receive rental assistance from another source

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) aka “food stamps”
  • SNAP is a federal program for very low income people to ensure that they receive food.
  •  It is federal aid, but administered through the states:  find Indiana’s program here:  https://www.in.gov/fssa/dfr/2691.htm 
  • Eligibility is restricted to households with assets totalling $5,000 or less (not including home, land, or personal belongings) and with income less than 130% of the poverty level (which varies according to household size). 
  • Benefits vary according to the number of people in the household.
  • Benefits are provided using a swipe card and are reloaded automatically.
  • Assistance can only be spent on food items; not all food items can be paid for using SNAP funds.
  • Regular reporting is required and benefits are decreased as income increases.
  • Apply for benefits here:  https://www.in.gov/fssa/dfr/2999.htm

EMERGENCY RELIEF GRANTS

OPPORTUNITIES FOR INCOME REPLACEMENT

DOING YOUR WORK VIRTUALLY

OTHER SUPPORT


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