COVID-19 Resources
(page will be updated regularly)

5 ways to support #indyarts impacted by COVID-19: a message from the Arts Council of Indianapolis


HAPPENING THIS WEEK


GETTING BACK TO WORKING


advocacy


RESOURCES FOR ARTS ORGANIZATIONS

GENERAL

CANCELLING OR REFORMATTING EVENTS

REOPENING PLANS and PRACTICES

Arts and Culture

COMMUNICATIONS AND MESSAGING

FUNDRAISING

GOVERNMENT RESPONSE and RESOURCES

GRANTS AND OTHER FUNDING SOURCES


Art News

 


ARTIST RESOURCES

GENERAL

UNEMPLOYMENT AND DISASTER RELIEF

Filing for State of Indiana unemployment benefits due to COVID-19: https://www.in.gov/dwd/19.htm  Details about special COVID-19 eligibility and increased payments here:  https://www.in.gov/dwd/dua.htm  FAQ here:  https://www.in.gov/dwd/files/Indiana_Unemployment_FAQ.pdf  File your application here: https://www.in.gov/dwd/3474.htm

The situation is rapidly changing and people who normally would not be eligible for unemployment--such as self-employed, freelance, and gig workers--may in fact be able to receive benefits. Be patient--they may not have built out the resources you need yet!

SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT

PERSONAL FINANCE RESOURCES

  • SNAP is a federal program for very low income people to ensure that they receive food.
  •  It is federal aid, but administered through the states:  find Indiana’s program here:  https://www.in.gov/fssa/dfr/2691.htm 
  • Eligibility is restricted to households with assets totalling $5,000 or less (not including home, land, or personal belongings) and with income less than 130% of the poverty level (which varies according to household size). 
  • Benefits vary according to the number of people in the household.
  • Benefits are provided using a swipe card and are reloaded automatically.
  • Assistance can only be spent on food items; not all food items can be paid for using SNAP funds.
  • Regular reporting is required and benefits are decreased as income increases.
  • Apply for benefits here:  https://www.in.gov/fssa/dfr/2999.htm
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) aka “welfare” https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/613
    • TANF is a federal program for very low income people to ensure they can survive while they look for work. Typically, eligible recipients have used up all their unemployment income or are ineligible for unemployment compensation.
    • It is federal aid, but administered through the states; find Indiana’s program here: https://www.in.gov/fssa/dfr/2684.htm 
    • Provides cash benefits for very low income families with children under 18
    • Eligibility is restricted to households with children under 18 and with assets under $1,000 (except for your home)
    • Benefits are provided based on number of eligible parents and number of children in the household; it’s possible for no adults to be eligible and only the children to be eligible
    • To receive benefits, household adults must be actively searching for or training for a job: this funding is meant to provide a bridge to employment income
    • Regular reporting is required and benefits are decreased as income increases
    • Apply for benefits here:  https://fssabenefits.in.gov/bp/#/

EMERGENCY RELIEF GRANTS

OPPORTUNITIES FOR INCOME REPLACEMENT

DOING YOUR WORK VIRTUALLY

OTHER SUPPORT


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