The Louisiana Department of Health has provided a full set of guidelines to ensure that Louisianians are informed and prepared to respond to this health crisis.
As a result of the economic impact of COVID-19, the New Orleans Business Alliance has created a number of resources to support residents and businesses throughout the pandemic, including technical assistance for Main Street Recovery Program applicants, paid shifts at community food banks, and the Gig Economy Relief Fund.
The City of New Orleans is gathering information on the business impact of COVID-19. Responses to this survey will be used to determine potential emergency Federal business support. Please send the completed survey to our colleagues with the City of New Orleans’ Office of Community and Economic Development - Jeff Schwartz and Courtney Stuckwisch Wong.
Critical workers who responded to the onset of COVID-19 in Louisiana can start applying for a one-time $250 hazard payment. The Louisiana Department of Revenue has established this website for workers to apply, beginning Wednesday, July 15. Eligible individuals include healthcare workers, bus drivers, and grocery store clerks who earn less than $50,000. The program was implemented through a measure passed by the Louisiana Legislature using CARES Act funding. To read more, please click here.
The City of New Orleans has created the COVID-19 Meal Assistance Program. In collaboration with FEMA, local restaurants will provide free meals to New Orleans residents who have been impacted by COVID-19. Qualifying residents are asked to call 3-1-1 or go to nola.gov/311 to apply for meals.
Louisiana Housing Corporation has launched the Louisiana Emergency Rental Assistance Program designed to help households financially impacted as a result of shutdowns, closures, layoffs, reduced work hours or unpaid leave due to the pandemic. Renters may complete an intake form online or via phone by dialing 2-1-1.