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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.

Indiana COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program

The State of Indiana (Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority) has released the following information regarding the COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program.

Rental Assistance Program - Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.pdf

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.

Topics include:

  • Finance-Funding, Grants, and Loans
  • Business Continuity and HR
  • Housing
  • Personal-Food, Internet, Etc.
  • Policy-Indiana and Federal
  • Jobs-Unemployment
  • Coronavirus-Health
  • General Resource Collections
  • Member Questions and Answers

Resources Created by Prosperity Indiana

COVID-19 Impact on Indiana Organizations Survey Results

Federal Eviction Moratorium Flier

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.

Webinars Hosted by Prosperity Indiana


Indiana's Looming Housing Crisis - Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Presentation

Returning to Work - Monday, June 22, 2020

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Presentation

Financial Analysis and Economic Trends in a Post COVID-19 Environment - Monday, June 15, 2020

PowerPoint Presentation

Break Through Your Limiting Beliefs - Monday, June 8, 2020


Keeping Your Workforce Healthy and In Service - Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Presentation

Leadership in Times of Stress: Team Leadership - Monday, May 18, 2020

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Presentation

Making the Case for Housing Security Post-Pandemic - Monday, May 11, 2020

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Presentation

Fundraising in an Economic Downturn - Monday, May 4, 2020

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Presentation

Cash Flow Stability for Local Units of Government - Monday, April 27, 2020

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Presentation

Leadership in Times of Stress - Monday, April 20, 2020

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Presentation

Its Impact on Housing in Indiana - Monday, April 13, 2020

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Presentation

Managing Operations in Times of Crisis - Thursday, April 9, 2020

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Presentation

The Federal Response to COVID-19: What You Need to Know - Friday, April 3, 2020

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Presentation

A Community Conversation - Monday, March 30, 2020

Webinar Recording

A Community Development Response - Monday, March 23, 2020


Webinar Script

Indiana Coalition for Human Services PowerPoint Presentation

Indiana United Ways PowerPoint Presentation

Center for the Homeless Presentation Notes

HomesteadCS Presentation Notes

Prosperity Indiana Presentation Notes

Surveys from Peers

Indiana United Ways Survey

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.

 Webinars from Peers

"NLIHC's National Call on Coronavirus, Housing, and Homelessness" - Reoccurring on Mondays, 2:30 P.M. ET

Join the Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition and housing and homelessness advocates nationwide to learn more about how federal, state, and local governments are responding to a national outbreak of Coronavirus and its impact on people experiencing homelessness and low-income households. Register here.

"Legislative Working Group" - Reoccurring on Tuesdays, 12:30 P.M. ET

The NLIHC-led Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition (DHRC) Legislative Working Group focuses on the strategies and tactics needed to move key legislation forward in Congress, including the DHRC’s policy recommendations for the next federal coronavirus-response package. These calls are best suited for those who regularly engage in federal advocacy. Note: these calls are closed to the press and are not recorded. Register here.

"FEMA Working Group" - Reoccurring on Tuesdays, 3 P.M. ET

The Working with FEMA Working Group provides an opportunity to share lessons learned and best practices for organizations working with FEMA to address the needs of people experiencing homelessness during the pandemic. The working group benefits from the DHRC’s years-long experience working with FEMA on past disasters and identifies federal policy changes needed to improve FEMA’s disaster homelessness and housing recovery efforts. Note: these calls are closed to the press and are not recorded. Register here.

"State/Local Working Group Implementation Group" - Reoccurring on Wednesdays, 3 P.M. ET

Hosted by NLIHC's Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition. The state and local implementation working group will provide opportunities to share lessons learned and best practices as organizations work to respond to the housing needs of people experiencing homelessness and the lowest-income renters. This working group will track how federal resources provided under the CARES Act, including HUD funding, unemployment insurance, and stimulus checks, are reaching those individuals with the greatest needs and will identify needed policy changes. Participants will also share practical guidance on how to use this opportunity to address racial equity issues and serve marginalized populations, including people with criminal records and undocumented immigrants. Register here.

"Housing Resources During COVID-19" - July 29, 2 P.M. ET

This webinar will be presented by NoĆ«lle Porter, Director of Government Affairs by National Housing Law Project. This webinar will help Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) coaches to understand current eviction policy and housing resources provided under the CARES Act and the tools they will need to serve clients fearing housing instability or homelessness. We’ll also discuss non-monetary solutions to impending evictions, and the resources we’re working to secure in the upcoming HEROES Act to better serve these clients. Register here.

"Rural Resiliency and the New Narrative" - Aug. 5, 10 A.M. ET

Community leaders, government officials, business owners, students, and active citizens are invited to attend a free interactive virtual workshop led by rural sociologist Ben Winchester. The workshop will use real data and real strategies to help us create even more welcoming and thriving rural communities, especially in light of the new world we are living in. Hosted by IPA. Register here.

"Recovery to Resilience: Organizational Level" - Aug. 12, 1 P.M. ET

Hosted by IPA, Chad Priest, CEO of the American Red Cross Indiana Region, will share how organizations can be more resilient in terms of disaster recovery and build back in ways that increase social capital through enabling social connections. Register here.

"Involving Donors in Community Crises and Leadership Opportunities" - Aug. 19, 1 P.M. ET

Community foundations invite donors and fundholders to respond to both immediate crises – ranging from the COVID19 pandemic to natural disasters – and our foundations’ long-range leadership opportunities. We know how to bring the money in. But how do we best steward, retain, and advise those donors. Hosted by IPA. Register here.

"Recovery to Resilience: Funding Trust Through Philanthropy" - Sept. 2, 1 P.M. ET

Hosted by IPA, learn how funders can support and better fund trust-based principles through philanthropy, while paving a way forward in polarized communities and supporting greater social connection. Register here.

"Recovery to Resilience: Self-Leadership" - Sept. 23, 1 P.M. ET

Hosted by IPA, explore practical and actionable strategies to reduce stress and anxiety, boost resilience, develop a growth mindset, and improve engagement during times of change and disruption. Register here.

Disclaimer: These resources are provided for educational purposes and as a reference for developing your materials. Be sure to consult your professional, legal, and financial advisors when developing resources, strategies, and policies specific to your organization.

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