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 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

Critical Job Match with Out-of-work Californians

A new website that will match out-of-work Californians with critical jobs available statewide!

One-stop resource for the people of California impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Many Californians have been hit hard by COVID-19. Today Bitwise Industries and Governor Newsom launched OnwardCA, a new website that will match out-of-work Californians with critical jobs available statewide! If you don’t see one for yourself now, keep checking back as more jobs are being added on a regular basis. (click here)

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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Small Business Emergency Microloans

Los Angeles City Small Business Emergency Microloan Program

In light of the sweeping impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our small business community, the City of Los Angeles has responded swiftly and decisively to support our local, community businesses. The newly established Small Business Emergency Microloan Program now provides financing needed to strengthen small business enterprises in this time of acute need that have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. (read more)