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Ninth District COVID-19 resources

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Federal Reserve Board of Governors

Federal Reserve Bank Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

COVID-19 scams and frauds

Paycheck Protection Program Liquidity Facility (PPPLF)

Public health agencies in the Ninth Federal Reserve District

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For bank customers and financial institutions

Main Street Lending Program

The Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program is now open for lender registration.

Lenders can find the necessary registration documents on the program site and are encouraged to begin making Main Street program loans immediately.

Eligible lenders can now register through the program’s lender portal, through which lenders will provide relevant identifying information, and sign and submit required registration forms and agreements.

CRA Consideration for Activities in Response to the Coronavirus

The Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency have issued a joint statement on Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) consideration for activities in response to the coronavirus disease. The agencies will favorably consider retail banking services and retail lending activities in a financial institution’s assessment areas that are responsive to the needs of low- and moderate-income individuals, small businesses, and small farms affected by the coronavirus.

FFIEC's Consumer Help Center

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) Consumer Help Center directs consumers with complaints and questions about their bank or financial institution to the appropriate federal bank regulatory agency that can help them with their concerns.

For employees and workers

Department of Labor

USDOL COVID-19 Information for Workers and Employers

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Protecting your finances during the coronavirus pandemic

Unemployment services

For homeowners and renters

Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

On March 18, 2020, the administration announced a suspension in foreclosures and evictions for Federal Housing Administration-insured mortgages for single-family properties for the next 60 days.

Fannie Mae homeowners assistant options

Fannie Mae is providing assistance options for homeowners impacted by COVID-19. Homeowners can find out if they have a Fannie Mae-owned mortgage and access to the Disaster Response Network by visiting this site.

Freddie Mac: COVID-19 Response

Freddie Mac is providing mortgage forbearance for up to 12 months; waiving assessments of penalties and late fees; suspending reporting to credit bureaus of delinquency related to forbearance; and offering loan modification options that lower payments or keep payments the same after the forbearance period.

For Indian Country

National Congress of American Indians

Indian Country Resources: Coronavirus

For nonprofits

Proposal to expand Main Street Lending Program to nonprofits

The Federal Reserve Board on Monday is seeking public feedback on a proposal to expand its Main Street Lending Program to provide access to credit for nonprofit organizations. Read the proposal and submit feedback before Monday, June 22.

National Council of Nonprofits

Resources for nonprofits and COVID-19-specific information

Council on Foundations

The COF's Covid-19 resource hub for nonprofits

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits [pdf]

COVID-19-related Special Edition of Minnesota Grants Directory 2020

Nonprofit Finance Fund Tools and Resources

COVID-19 Tools and Resources for Nonprofits

For small business owners

CDC Guidance for Employers

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information to help plan, prepare, and respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019.

Minnesota Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Business Toolkit

MEDA (Metropolitan Economic Development Association)

Business and Coronavirus: Steps for BIPOC [Black, Indigenous, and People of Color]-Owned Businesses During COVID-19

Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loans

Information about the U.S. SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans, which offer up to $2 million in assistance for a small business

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Resources & Guidelines for Businesses Combating the Coronavirus

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