The CARES Act awaits passage by the House. The 2.2 trillion dollar package will provide relief and assistance throughout the economy. The wonderful folks at the Clallam Economic Development Council provided a summary of its actions so that we don’t have to read 800 pages of legalize! CARES Act Summary
New Moon Café is currently closed. However, you can support them during the pandemic in two ways. People can purchase gift certificates at their website. People can also make direct donations here. There are a number of co-ops in our area that seek support. Check and share our page supporting these co-op fund drives!
We have updated our page of co-ops in our region seeking support. If you can make a donation, please do. If you are not able to at this time, please share their support pages.
North American Students of Cooperation (NASCO) NASCO has put together a resource page for housing cooperatives. NASCO Programming Updates Personal Hygiene Recommendations Co-op Kitchen & Common Area Recommendations Community Care Additional Resources
Donations to the Cooperative Development Foundation’s Disaster Recovery Fund help cooperatives and their employees weather the impact of the COVID-19 containment effort. The COVID-19 crisis impacts each cooperative, member and employee differently: A North Carolina preschool cooperative laid off all its workers when schools were shuttered. A New England worker-owned café faces declining sales. A […]
Businesses in the following areas are eligible to submit an application for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL): Alaska: entire state Idaho: entire state Oregon: entire state Washington: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Clallam, Clark, Columbia, Cowlitz, Franklin, Garfield, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Lincoln, Mason, Okanogan, Pacific, Pend Oreille, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Spokane, Thurston, Wahkiakum, […]
Since the Center’s last newsletter, the corona virus has escalated to a pandemic. In Washington, gatherings of over 50 people are prohibited, schools and universities closes, bars and restaurants closed. This is a difficult time for any business and the co-op community is coming together to support each other. NWCDC sent out a statement on […]
Small Business Administration Small businesses in 32 Washington counties, six Oregon counties, and three Idaho counties are now eligible to apply for low‑interest SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This is one of the first SBA disaster declarations in […]
A couple of weeks ago, NWCDC staff members Miles Nowlin and John McNamara spoke with The Olympia Standard about Cooperative Businesses and Housing Co-ops and their role in Olympia’s economy. Tune-in to the podcast!
Our allies at the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives have compiled a great resource for any business managing through the pandemic. We include their link along with information from the State of Washington on our resource page and will be adding other resources as Oregon and Idaho update their plans We thank the USFWC for […]