Emergency Wages for Participants at NPOs
providing COVID-19 Response (“Emergency Wages”)
Total disbursement: $10,000 among NPOs.
No minimum grant amount, but average expected to be $2,000-3000.
Grant amount to be negotiated based on need.
Money to be distributed ASAP.
Serving inner city residents.
Able and interested in hiring participants to aid in the delivery of emergency COVID-19 response being delivered by the NPO. “Hire” can be in the form of honorariums. NPO should name specific need that the participant can fill, for example: prepare sandwiches daily, assist security guard in monitoring temporary shelter areas. NPOs determine the best use for the wages, but see the participant criteria below.
Track job tasks, hours and number of individuals hired (reporting to be done in September 2020)
Work is related to responding COVID-19 at the organization.
Individual lives on low income and made below $5,000 in 2019.
Not eligible for existing COVID-19 government assistance (i.e. ensure that the Emergency Wages won’t make individuals inevitable for other benefits).
Maximum of $350/participant; no minimum.