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COVID-19 Guidance: Recovery & Resilience

For the duration of the outbreak, you can reference this page for important information and updates related to the COVID-19 outbreak and recovery. We will periodically be adding to and reorganizing these resources; the latest addition took place on September 23, 2021.

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Living Resources

The documents at these links will be continually updated as new resources become available.

Reopening & virtual operations / Find links to information for reopening your business operations legally and safely, as well as your ongoing virtual activities, including GCN’s own articles, webinar replays, and tools.  

Funding & aid / Outbreak-related financial relief, grants, loans, in-kind support, and other support opportunities available for nonprofits, plus our monthly Funding & Resource Opportunities roundup.

ARPA resources / More than $4.8 billion has been allocated to Georgia under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to fund pandemic-related fiscal recovery. Find out how your nonprofit can benefit.

GCN Guidance

Resiliency planning / Find out about the principles and practice of resiliency planning, the best way to prepare your organization for the new economic and social realities we face.
• Watch for the next round of Resiliency Planning to Recovery Cohorts, faciitated by GCN's Nonprofit Consulting Group and subsidized by our funding partners.

Scenario Planning Tool / GCN’s team of consultants are sharing their trusted tool for working through any scenario facing your nonprofits.

Webinars & replays / Webinars for responding, adapting, and building reslience are ongoing and ready to revisit.
• Replays: Check our new our new YouTube page.
• Upcoming webinars and other online events: Visit our calendar.

Legacy resources / Our COVID-19 response documents will be updated as need warrants.
Operations & response: The basics for all organizations and nonprofit departments
Service & subsector: Resources specific to particular services or cause area
CARES Act guide: How you can benefit, where to apply, and more.
Unemployment filing FAQ: What to know about the Georgia DOL’s filing rules regarding COVID-19-related unemployment.

Suggestions for updates? Questions or concerns? Please email us.


Important Updates

September 10 / A new order from President Biden requires federal employers with more than 100 employees to have employees vaccinated for COVID-19 or tested at least once a week. The order applies only to nonprofits that are official contractors or subcontractors, not those that simply receive federal grants. See the order.

September 3 / Mauldin & Jenkins explain new SBA guidance intended to streamline forgiveness for smaller PPP loans.

The OSHA updated their workplae guidance in August; The National Law Review provides clarity and UST explains what it means for employees working from home.

Jones and Kolb explain the new IRS guidelines for the Employee Retention Credit.

April 19 / Smith & Howard have a guide to the newly-available Shuttered Venue Operator Grants program, showing you how to get a part of the $16.25 billion apportioned for venues severely impacted by COVID-19.

March 15 / VaccineFinder.org is an easy-to-use resource that shows you which retail pharmacies in your area have the vaccine in stock, then links you to their appointment registration page.

October 4 / The updated Heroes Act was passed by the U.S. House, and is now headed to the Senate. Find out what it would mean for the nonprofit sector in our advocacy alert.

September 2020 / Mauldin & Jenkins has a new webinar to walk you through the PPP loan forgiveness process. Access the webinar here (registration required), and find the slides here.

The Georgia Chamber has a helpful summary of the Governor's executive order from August 31 addressing the ongoing public health emergency.

June 2020 / The just-passed PPP Flexibility Act aims to make loan forgiveness easier. Changes outlined in this article from Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta; Mauldin & Jenkins has a more detailed explanation here.

Gov. Kemp signed a new protective measures order permitting gatherings of 25 people (up from 10). Find more details in the reopening resource doc.

May 2020 / The CDC's "live stakeholder calls," featuring reopening guidance for specific types of businesses, are now available on their YouTube page. Direct links availabe in the reopening resource doc.

The PPP Loan Forgiveness Application is now available. For help, view our webinar on PPP documentation requirements, presented by Mauldin & Jenkins.

Over $6 million in additional CARES funding has been allocated to Georgia for FEMA's Emegency Food and Shelter Funding Program. Application contacts and deadlines vary by county: Find yours here.

Nonprofit University (NU) courses will be offered online until further notice due to Covid 19.

GCN is actively monitoring information from the CDC and health department, and we understand that the situation is fluid. We plan to post updates and be in contact with any changes regarding rescheduling or moving additional classes to remote sessions. 

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