Financial/Health Resources

AAPDEP is Leading the Way for African Health in African Hands:

During this COVID-19 crisis, the All African People’s Development & Empowerment Project (AAPDEP), a sister non-profit to the African People’s Education and Defense Fund (APEDF), is working hard to stand up for the black community, which will be hit the hardest by this health and economic crisis. AAPDEP is getting crucial information to the community about how to protect themselves and what to do if they get sick and more. See more info about these resources on AAPDEP’s website.

Relief Resources:

AAPDEP & APEDF are working double time to make sure people know about, and can take advantage of, the relief programs available to them. Below are resources that we have been compiling and will continue to update on an ongoing basis.

Employee & Independent Contractors

Program Who Qualifies/ Location Description & Link
$2 trillion stimulus package At the time of publishing, this bill has not passed. Once it does, we will update this list with all resources available.
Overview of benefits for workers in California EDD News Release
Unemployment Insurance Employees - Oakland Website
Family and Medical Leave Act For those who have to leave work to care for a family member Website
Public Assistance Programs Apply for Medical/ Food stamps and cash aid Anyone can apply Website
United Way SF Bay Area Website
The Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program Unemployment benefits for individuals, employees or self-employed, who are not eligible for unemployment insurance, who have become unemployed as a direct result of a Presidentially declared major disaster. You must apply within 30 days of the announcement of the availability of DUA in the state of California.
Website
Keep Oakland Housed program For all Oakland residents who are at risk of losing their housing. Emergency financial assistance to help with rent, utility payments, and other housing-related costs Website
90 day mortgage payment relief during COVID-19 crisis For all Oakland residents who are at risk of losing their housing. Emergency financial assistance to help with rent, utility payments, and other housing-related costs Website

Business / For-Profit Relief Programs

Program Who Qualifies/ Location Description & Link
Tax Assistance (delayed payments) "Tax Assistance Employers experiencing a hardship as a result of COVID-19 may request up to a 60-day extension of time from the EDD to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest." "A written request for extension must be received within 60 days from the original delinquent date of the payment or return.
EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center.
Toll-free from the U.S. or Canada: 1-888-745-3886"
Website
Facebook Grants Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where we operate. We’ll share more details as they become available.
Kiva Oakland 0% interest loans for small businesses Kiva
Small Business Association - Economic Injury Disaster Loans The Federal SBA is working directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Website
Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program California Website

Non-profit Relief Programs

Program Who Qualifies/ Location Description & Link
Alliance for Insurance NonProfits Grant of up to $500 annually can be used for many types of equipment and projects - includes roof repair. Website
San Francisco Foundation grant Nonprofits-worker support Website