2020 USC GOOD NEIGHBORS COVID-19 GRANT

Good Neighbors has been a cornerstone of USC’s community engagement for over 25 years. Now, more than ever, our neighborhood nonprofits and schools are on the front line providing essential human services during this crisis while also experiencing significant financial challenges. We are pleased to announce the Good Neighbors grant application is being re-opened and will provide $1.3 million in critical Covid-19 non-profit support funding to serve our most vulnerable neighbors.

Grant application deadline is Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (PST).

Click HERE to access the online grant application.

Zoom information session will be held on Tuesday, April 21 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (PST).

Please click here to register for the information session.

About the USC Good Neighbors Grant Program

The mission of USC Good Neighbors is to support collaborative efforts that serve the neighborhoods surrounding the University Park and Health Sciences campuses. Proposed grant programs must meet one or more university-community funding priorities:

  • Education
  • Food access
  • Health
  • Mental health
  • Public safety
  • Services for unhoused individuals
  • Small business development
  • Workforce training

TIME-SENSITIVE: U.S. CHAMBER’S SAVE SMALL BUSINESS FUND

TIME-SENSITIVE: U.S. CHAMBER’S SAVE SMALL BUSINESS FUND OPENS MONDAY AT 12:00 P.M. PT

The Save Small Business Fund, a grantmaking initiative by the US Chamber Foundation and funded by contributions from corporate and philanthropic partners, is providing $5,000 in short-term relief to employers across the United States. These one-time supplemental cash grants of $5,000 will be awarded weekly, but you need only apply once. All you need to apply is your W-9.

Eligibility:

  • Businesses must have between three and 20 employees
  • Operate in an economically vulnerable community (bottom 80% of zip codes in the country).
  • Have been harmed financially by the COVID-19 pandemic

The grant application will go live on Monday, April 20 at 12:00 PM PT / I:00 PM MT / 9:00 AM Hawaii. To learn more about the Save Small Business Fund and to apply for a grant, visit www.savesmallbusiness.com.

COVID-19 DATA: Daily data summary

Contents

  • Daily Highlights
  • Daily Data
    ○ Cases
    ○ Deaths
    ○ Comparative Information
    ○ Testing
    ○ Beds
    ○ Masks
    ○ Hotline Information
  • Compliance Monitoring: Are People Staying Home
  • Los Angeles Timeline of Actions

(Click here)

COVID-19 CRISIS: How you can help!

Angelenos are rising to this moment. Each and every one of us is playing an important role in overcoming the COVID-19 crisis simply by remaining at home, wearing face coverings, and making daily sacrifices.

If you can do a little bit more, please consider being a part of our Red Cross blood donation drive or contributing to our L.A. Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund — to help our first responders, homeless neighbors, and other vulnerable Angelenos during this time.

Thank you for everything you do. Thank you for heeding our call to stay healthy, stay safe, and stay home.

Strength and love, Los Angeles.

Eric Garcetti
Your Mayor

Dispelling rumors: COVID-19 Myths

With plenty of myths swirling around, the Mayor’s Office has launched a website to dispel disinformation about COVID-19 and empower our communities with the facts.

Increased trash pick up

We’re helping keep our communities safe and clean during this crisis by increasing trash and recycling pickup. For more details, you can call 311 or L.A. City Sanitation’s 24-hour customer care center at 800-773-2489.

CV19 Mutual Aid Community Network Call 4/4/20


CV19 Mutual Aid Community Network. Ready to help! Check-In Zoom call this Saturday 4/4/20 at noon.

Hello neighbor, Please join the efforts to support and aid our community in the times of the CV-19. A lot of elderly neighbors may need our help. Low-income families may not have enough for them to survive these difficult times. Folks that live in the streets don’t have what they need to keep the virus from spreading. And, some of us may experience stress and anxiety as we maintain space between us. We are here to support and help. Please join if you can offer a hand, smile, or whatever you can. This group is no mine but ours. Please share resources as to how to help others and let’s get organized. If you want to volunteer & offer your help.

  • Please fill out this Google form: https://bit.ly/39ZElAL
  • Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/604850143401697/ Aura Vasquez

Connect with City Controller

Connect with Your City Controller – Ron Alperin

A great resource for updates and information around City response to COVID-19

The City Controller is the elected paymaster, auditor and chief accounting officer for the City of Los Angeles. Along with the Mayor and City Attorney, the Controller is one of three offices elected every four years by citywide popular vote. (read more)

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Social Security Checks coming next week – Be sure maintain social distancing

Message from Community Advocate:

Please be aware that next week is the first of the month when senior citizens receive them social security checks. They will be at greater vulnerability and risk for theft, stress and health. This is when they flock to banks and grocery stores.

Acknowledge these facts and plan.

Ask grocery stores to consider changing seniors shopping time and banking times.

Be mindful and be safe. Reach out to Council District 10 and Mayor’s office.

La Brea Fairfax Block Club