The Clallam County EDC has put together a resource on understanding where the $2 trillion will be going to manage a collective response to Covid-19. Thanks –we updated the link on our website: https://chooseclallamfirst.com/federal-relief-packages/f/the-anatomy-of-the-2-trillion-covid-19-stimulus-bill
The SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program under the CARES Act can help small businesses (including co-ops) save jobs with a forgivable loan. We are trying to keep up with resources as fast as they pop up. Our Covid-19 Resources Page has more information and plans.
We are reposting Burial Grounds exciting new concept: Community Supported Caffeine! “As we face a future full of uncertainty, we know that we are not alone. We’ve made it this far only with your unbelievable support. As worker owners of the newly established Burial Grounds Coffee Collective, Rogue Tea, and Todai Yoga Studio, we cannot […]
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 […]