COVID-19 (A Community Development Response)
Information and Resources Hub
A variety of Community Development Organizations (CDOs) and local units of government are looking for ways to manage through and build resilience during these challenging times. That's why Prosperity Indiana is providing an information and resources hub for its members. We've designed the hub to answer questions, glean ideas, and share resources such as sample policies and procedures, etc. Please check regularly for updated information.
If you're willing to share COVID-19 or other emergency response policies, resources, and ideas with peers or ask questions, please email us.
Paycheck Protection Program Update
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) re-opened April 28. It is predicted that the funds will run out relatively soon. We want to ensure that our members know the importance of applying for funding quickly. The Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program webpage provides comprehensive information. The National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA) has reported that those applying through smaller banks have had more success in receiving PPP funding from the first round.
In addition to member banks, community development financial institution (CDFI) member IFF is actively processing applications and does not require that you be an existing IFF borrower to apply. They welcome smaller loan applications because they understand the power of small nonprofits. Complete IFF's intake form here.
NOTE: If you’ve already submitted an application with another financial institution, you cannot apply with another financial institution. If multiple applications are submitted, it might disqualify your application.
Resources by Topic
View the COVID-19 Hub spreadsheet for information and resources grouped by topics in a single document.
Community Recovery Workbook - The purpose of this document is intended to be a starting tool for communities to use as they
begin to work together in recovery. Created in collaboration with organizations across Indiana.
Community Recovery Workbook Webinar Recording - This webinar is intended to assist community stakeholders, individuals or teams, in accessing and understanding how to utilize the workbook and the planning process.
Keeping Your Workforce Healthy and In Service - Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Leadership in Times of Stress: Team Leadership - Monday, May 18, 2020
Making the Case for Housing Security Post-Pandemic - Monday, May 11, 2020Webinar Recording
Fundraising in an Economic Downturn - Monday, May 4, 2020
Cash Flow Stability for Local Units of Government - Monday, April 27, 2020
Leadership in Times of Stress - Monday, April 20
Its Impact on Housing in Indiana - Monday, April 13
Managing Operations in Times of Crisis - Thursday, April 9
The Federal Response to COVID-19: What You Need to Know - Friday, April 3
A Community Conversation - Monday, March 30
A Community Development Response - Monday, March 23
IHCDA Rural Recovery Survey - Available until June 8, 2020
The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), in collaboration with the Purdue Center for Regional Development request your feedback in regards to the issues COVID-19 has generated for your organization and your clients. As part of the Lt. Governor’s Rural Road to Recovery Plan, they are investigating key factors that will affect rural recovery pursuant to IHCDA’s vision of “an Indiana with a sustainable quality of life for Hoosiers in the community of their choice.”
Indiana United Ways and their partners want to better understand the greatest needs of Indiana’s nonprofit sector during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Responses will help inform United Way and other community institutions, government officials, funders, media, and other decision makers about the impact of the Pandemic. This survey is designed to be taken by a senior leader in your nonprofit who has an overall understanding of operations.
The information gathered may be used to create programs aiding in remote work and raise awareness of the challenges faced by organizations adjusting to remote work. On behalf of the Purdue Center for Regional Development, the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, and the Indiana Office of Career Connections and Talent, we sincerely appreciate you taking the time to respond to this survey during these busy times.
Webinars from Peers
"Tenant Talk: A Conversation with HUD Officials" - June 1, 6 P.M. ET
NLIHC has invited key HUD officials to join residents in conversation about changes in HUD programs and requirements such as income recertifications and inspections in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Register here.
"Self-Care Isn’t Selfish: How to Prioritize Personal Well-Being as a Leader" June 2, 1 P.M. ET
Hosted by Leadership Indianapolis, "The saying goes that one cannot pour from an empty cup yet many community advocates and leaders find themselves running on fumes, particularly in this time, to meet the needs of others. This candid conversation with yogi, world-traveler and former non-profit President Cassie Stockamp and Jay Chaudhary, Director of the Division of Mental Health and Addictions at Indiana Family and Social Services Administration will center on practical self-care techniques and resources available to you." Register here.
"National Call: Coronavirus, Housing and Homelessness" - June 2, 3:30 P.M. ET
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will join NLIHC to talk about the HEROES Act, its essential housing and homelessness components, and the urgency of having the bill enacted. Register here.
"Connecting to Resources and Each Other" - June 3, 1 P.M. ET
"A global pandemic won't keep our Indy neighbors from engaging and supporting each other. In fact, these harsh realities are bringing out creativity and compassion on every side of town. Connecting to Resources & Each Other is an opportunity for us to uplift the assets in our communities and discuss solutions for gaps that still exist. Join INRC every Wednesday at 1:00pm for a 6-week Zoom Series on Food, Income Supports. Health, Education, Engagement. and Next Steps."
“Improving Access to Care: Critical Time Intervention to Help Transition People with Mental Illness out of Homelessness and Incarceration” - June 3, 2 P.M. ET
Join the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for a SAMHSA-Sponsored Webinar. Critical Time Intervention (CTI) is an intensive case management model delivered in a crisis setting during a critical transition. CTI was originally developed for people with serious mental illness who experience homelessness, with the goal of securing successful transitions to being housed. The crisis service model has also been used to promote successful transitions from hospitals and other institutions such as jails and prisons to community living. It focuses on community integration and continuity of care by ensuring that a person has enduring ties to their community and support systems during these critical periods to avoid the likelihood of a repeating crisis. In research trials of CTI, there was a significant decrease in recurrent homelessness up to nine months after the intervention ended. In this webinar, they will discuss the building blocks of CTI, and describe several wide scale implementation projects, in North Carolina, New Hampshire and Canada. Register here.
"COVID-19 Response Long-Term Recovery Phase" - June 4, 10 A.M. ET
In April, more than 60 Indiana rural communities received more than $10.7 million in funding through the Immediate Needs phase of the Office of Community and Rural Affairs' COVID-19 Response Program. In order to continue addressing the economic impact caused by COVID-19 on rural Hoosier businesses, OCRA is launching a Long-Term Recovery phase of the COVID-19 Response Program. Eligible applicants include non-entitlement local units of government and can apply for up to $250,000. The two eligible economic recovery activities include grants or loans to businesses to retain low-to-moderate (LMI) jobs. In order to provide further detail and an avenue to answer questions, OCRA is hosting a webinar. Register here.
Event password: COVID
Event number:161 044 3596
Audio conference: 1-844-621-3956 (US toll free) or +1-415-655-0001
Access code: 161 044 3596.
"Beyond PPP-Financial Management for the Next Chapter" - June 4, 10 A.M. ET
Hosted by Charitable Advisors. Join a panel of local nonprofit leaders and experts to explore financial sustainability. Many nonprofits are tapping reserves and wondering how deep and how long they draw from funds that took so long to accumulate. The Payroll Protection Program's (PPP) forgivable loan program has been a lifeline, but how do we financially navigate the months ahead? Discover information about the PPP's loan forgiveness guidelines, lessons learned from the 2008-2010 financial crisis, how grantmakers are adapting to the latest crisis, what executive directors and chief executive officers should be doing, and when to consider borrowing. Register here.
"Remote Staff: How to Develop a Highly Effective Nonprofit Staff by Promoting High Responsibility and High Freedom" - June 4, 1 P.M. ET
CharityHowTo will teach how to take servant leadership expertise to new heights by showing step-by-step how to build an impactful remote staff culture of amazing “rock star” team players who thrive on high levels of responsibility and are empowered through high levels of freedom. This webinar will provide concrete actions to take immediately to foster a successful remote nonprofit workforce for an organization by focusing on healthy organizational behaviors. Register here.
"Reimagined in America: What Can the World Teach Us About Building a Culture of Health?" - June 4, 1:30 P.M. ET
Join the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a discussion about what U.S. communities can learn from cities and countries around the world, like Scotland and Bhutan, that are reorienting policies, programs and budgets to put the well-being of people and the planet at the center of all decisions. Learn more about how to shift to a well-being approach in your community, what a well-being approach means for equity, and how a well-being approach has informed COVID-19 response. Register here.