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COVID-19 (A Community Development Response)

Information and Resources Hub

A variety of Community Development Organizations (CDOs) and local units of government are looking for ways to manage through and build resilience during these challenging times.  That's why Prosperity Indiana is providing an information and resources hub for its members.  We've designed the hub to answer questions, glean ideas, and share resources such as sample policies and procedures, etc. Please check regularly for updated information.

If you're willing to share COVID-19 or other emergency response policies, resources, and ideas with peers or ask questions, please email us.

Paycheck Protection Program Update

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) re-opened April 28. It is predicted that the funds will run out relatively soon. We want to ensure that our members know the importance of applying for funding quickly. The Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program webpage provides comprehensive information. The National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA) has reported that those applying through smaller banks have had more success in receiving PPP funding from the first round.

A message from IFF:

IFF is actively processing funds and does not require that you be an existing IFF borrower to apply. On Day One, IFF pushed through loans for nearly 60 nonprofits across the Midwest. They received just shy of $7 million in critical (and forgivable) financing -- and the average loan size was less than $100,000. Complete IFF's intake form here.

They welcome smaller loan applications because they understand the power of small nonprofits. So far, their approved SBA loans have ranged from just $1,500 to $855,000. They serve the Midwest (primarily IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MO, MN, OH, WI and KY). If you are not in this region, they will try their best to refer you to SBA-qualified community lenders in your area.

Unfortunately, if you’ve already submitted an application with another financial institution, you cannot also apply with IFF (or anyone else). If multiple applications are submitted, it might disqualify your application.

Resources by Topic

View the COVID-19 Hub spreadsheet for information and resources grouped by topics in a single document.

Topics include:

  • Finance-Funding, Grants, and Loans
  • Business Continuity and HR
  • Housing
  • Personal-Food, Internet, Etc.
  • Policy-Indiana and Federal
  • Jobs-Unemployment
  • Coronavirus-Health
  • General Resource Collections
  • Member Questions and Answers

Resources Created by Prosperity Indiana

Federal Eviction Moratorium Flier

Community Recovery Workbook - The purpose of this document is intended to be a starting tool for communities to use as they 

begin to work together in recovery. Created in collaboration with organizations across Indiana.

Webinars Hosted by Prosperity Indiana


Keeping Your Workforce Healthy and In Service - Tuesday, May 26, 10 A.M. ET (Register here)


Leadership in Times of Stress: Team Leadership - Monday, May 18, 2020

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Presentation

Making the Case for Housing Security Post-Pandemic - Monday, May 11, 2020

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Presentation

Fundraising in an Economic Downturn - Monday, May 4, 2020

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Presentation

Cash Flow Stability for Local Units of Government - Monday, April 27, 2020

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Presentation

Leadership in Times of Stress - Monday, April 20

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Presentation

Its Impact on Housing in Indiana - Monday, April 13

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Presentation

Managing Operations in Times of Crisis - Thursday, April 9

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Presentation

The Federal Response to COVID-19: What You Need to Know - Friday, April 3

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Presentation

A Community Conversation - Monday, March 30

Webinar Recording

A Community Development Response - Monday, March 23


Webinar Script

Indiana Coalition for Human Services PowerPoint Presentation

Indiana United Ways PowerPoint Presentation

Center for the Homeless Presentation Notes

HomesteadCS Presentation Notes

Prosperity Indiana Presentation Notes

Webinars from Peers

"Protecting Homeowners and Affordable Housing in the Age of COVID-19" - May 26, 2 P.M. ET

Prosperity Now is hosting the Network COVID-19 Engagement Series to share the ways that community-based organizations have strategically shifted their work. Discuss the impact of COVID-19 on affordable homeownership and how different solutions are being implemented to preserve and create affordable, high-quality housing for those that need it most. Register here.

"National Call on Coronavirus, Housing and Homelessness" - May 26, 2:30 P.M. ET.  

NLIHC will discuss updates and needed actions on getting critical housing and homelessness resources and provisions in the next coronavirus response package, explore the intersections of housing and health and the needs of survivors of domestic violence during the pandemic, hear about state and local efforts to address housing instability, get updates from the field, and more. Register for the call here.

"Budgeting and Forecasting for Unstable Revenue" - May 27, 1 P.M. ET

During this uncertain time for the American economy, businesses are particularly vulnerable as revenue ebbs and flows. How should a small business owner plan for those unstable revenues, or recover from drastically low revenues over the last few months? In this free webinar, join Fifth Third Bank, Accion, and Opportunity Fund to learn about how your business may be able to rework its forecasts, and about useful strategies that may help stabilize your business. Register here.

"Connecting to Resources and Each Other" - May 27, 1 P.M. ET

"A global pandemic won't keep our Indy neighbors from engaging and supporting each other. In fact, these harsh realities are bringing out creativity and compassion on every side of town. Connecting to Resources & Each Other is an opportunity for us to uplift the assets in our communities and discuss solutions for gaps that still exist. Join INRC every Wednesday at 1:00pm for a 6-week Zoom Series on Food, Income Supports. Health, Education, Engagement. and Next Steps."

"I'M HOME Network" - May 27, 3 P.M. ET

Prosperity Now is hosting the Network COVID-19 Engagement Series to share the ways that community-based organizations have strategically shifted their work. Discuss the impact of COVID-19 on manufactured housing communities, and the varying solutions that will put these communities on a path to equitable recovery. Register here.

"Psychological First Aid: Helping Yourself and Others" - May 28, 12 P.M.

The uncertainty associated with a global health crisis like COVID-19 challenges everyone's ability to cope. This course will help you to build resilience and support yourself and others through this crisis by reviewing basic principles of providing psychological first aid, including how to recognize and manage stress in yourself and in others and how to lend support to the organizations and neighborhoods that you’re serving during and following the COVID-19 outbreak. This session will be facilitated in partnership with the American Red Cross of Indiana. Register here.

“Improving Access to Care: Critical Time Intervention to Help Transition People with Mental Illness out of Homelessness and Incarceration” - June 3, 2 P.M. ET

Join the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for a SAMHSA-Sponsored Webinar. Critical Time Intervention (CTI) is an intensive case management model delivered in a crisis setting during a critical transition. CTI was originally developed for people with serious mental illness who experience homelessness, with the goal of securing successful transitions to being housed. The crisis service model has also been used to promote successful transitions from hospitals and other institutions such as jails and prisons to community living. It focuses on community integration and continuity of care by ensuring that a person has enduring ties to their community and support systems during these critical periods to avoid the likelihood of a repeating crisis. In research trials of CTI, there was a significant decrease in recurrent homelessness up to nine months after the intervention ended. In this webinar, they will discuss the building blocks of CTI, and describe several wide scale implementation projects, in North Carolina, New Hampshire and Canada. Register here.

"Reimagined in America: What Can the World Teach Us About Building a Culture of Health?" - June 4, 1:30 P.M. ET

Join the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a discussion about what U.S. communities can learn from cities and countries around the world, like Scotland and Bhutan, that are reorienting policies, programs and budgets to put the well-being of people and the planet at the center of all decisions. Learn more about how to shift to a well-being approach in your community, what a well-being approach means for equity, and how a well-being approach has informed COVID-19 response. Register here.

Disclaimer: These files are provided for educational purposes and as a reference for developing your materials. Be sure to consult your professional, legal, and financial advisors when developing resources, strategies, and policies specific to your organization.

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