Community Resources during COVID-19 situation

If we are notified of community resources that would help during the COVID-19 crisis, we will compile them here:

Voting in the spring primary:

Economic stimulus checks:

LCBDD is working on compiling resources and information about these checks and will post information here as we receive it.

  • UPDATE:
    Click here for updated information (as of 4/15/2020): https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm979

    This resource from Disability Scoop could also be helpful: https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2020/04/16/stimulus-checks-now-automatic-for-people-on-ssi/28174/

  • STABLE Accounts: UPDATE: Additional information available at https://www.stableaccount.com/covid-19/
    • By the end of May, many Americans will have received a stimulus check from the federal government. The attached flyer provides helpful information about how to save and invest these funds and maintain needs-based government benefits. Stay safe and please direct any questions to 1-800-439-1653 or team@stableaccount.com.
    • Any person that receives a government stimulus check, and is eligible to have a STABLE Account, may deposit the stimulus funds into a STABLE Account.
    • Stimulus funds will not be directly deposited by the federal government into the STABLE Account, but can be transferred from the account where the stimulus is deposited into STABLE Account at the discretion of the STABLE Account beneficiary or Authorized Legal Representative (ALR)
    • STABLE Account is a place to hold funds without the funds counting as a resource, and then spend the funds at the chosen time of the account beneficiary or ALR managing the account
    • All of the tax advantages of the STABLE Account remain in place for any contributions made into the STABLE Account, including stimulus funds deposited into a STABLE Account.  STABLE Account tax advantages may include  state tax deductions for contributions into the STABLE Account, earnings on savings and investments are tax-free (state and federal) when used to pay for qualified expenses, and the federal Saver’s Tax Credit.
    • For more information about Ohio STABLE Accounts or how to set one up, go to stableaccount.com.

National Disability Institute: Impact of the CARES Act on the disability community

 

Boredom Busters

LCBDD has compiled a list of Boredom Busting strategies for people we support and their families. Find this list (which we will be adding to) by clicking here.

Check out these additional resources compiled by MEORC:

https://365cincinnati.com/boredom-busters/

https://www.michaels.com/boredombusters

https://www.buzzfeed.com/mikespohr/29-boredom-busters-to-keep-your-kids-busy

https://www.nobiggie.net/25-boredom-busters/

https://thewhoot.com/whoot-news/crafty-corner/faux-stained-glass

https://www.pinterest.com/JeweledRose/boredom-busters-for-kids/

https://www.thedatingdivas.com/60-spring-break-boredom-busters-for-kids/

https://rochester.kidsoutandabout.com/content/master-guide-covid-19-online-activities-kids-teens-families-and-adults

https://stories.audible.com/discovery

https://albany.kidsoutandabout.com/content/250-creative-ways-keep-your-family-sane-during-covid-19-crisis

https://familyeguide.com/boredom-busters-110-fun-at-home-activities-for-families-kids-2/

Art class:  https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=brickhouse+grind+art

 

Click here to read a statement from the Licking County Transit Board.

 

Resources in other languages

This Youtube channel, created by The Refugee Response has information about COVID-19 in many languages: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOZioxrIwCv3XMucYU8AmVRC7R7vLnYEJ

Translations of information about hand washing and other protective measures

From the Licking County Chamber of Commerce:
  • The Ohio Development Services Agency is preparing to submit an application in the coming week to qualify Ohio for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. This program provides low-interest loans up to $2 million in order to help businesses overcome the temporary loss of revenue during the state of emergency. Non-profit organizations in Ohio will also be eligible for low-interest loans through the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. Businesses and organizations looking for assistance need to download and complete the disaster loan form and email it to james.laipply@development.ohio.gov. Additional information on the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program is available here.
  • SharedWork Ohio is an alternative to layoffs for employers experiencing reductions in available work. SharedWork allows employers to preserve employees’ jobs and retain a trained workforce during difficult economic times by reducing hours to avoid layoffs. For more information on SharedWork Ohio, click here.

Unemployment resources:

Licking County COVID-19 Relief Fund: https://www.unitedwaylc.org/covid

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