· Tele-Town Halls - The City's Racial Equity Rapid Response Team (RERRT) is partnering with local community organizations and will host three tele-town halls to provide targeted information and receive direct input from residents in communities that have been most heavily impacted. The three communities identified for initial engagement are Austin, Auburn Gresham, and South Shore. The town halls will be streamed live through each organization’s social media platforms. Please note the time change:
· Thursday, April 23: 5:30-7:00pm: South Shore Works (@southshoreworks)
· Saturday, April 25: 10:30am-12:00pm: Greater Auburn Gresham DC (@gagdcchicago)
· Saturday, April 25: 1:00-2:30pm: Austin Coming Together (@act.chicago)
· Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund - The Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund will provide $100 million in low-interest loans for Chicago's small businesses that are experiencing a temporary loss of revenue as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. The applications for a loan through the Fund will close on Friday, April 24. All interested business owners can apply at chicagoresiliencyfund.com.
· Small Business Resource Navigator - BACP's Small Business Resource Navigator program is providing individualized support to neighborhood small businesses as they seek financial support and resources during the COVID-19 outbreak. Under the program, 10 business support organizations located throughout the City provide assistance via phone or video call in multiple languages. Check out this fact sheet for details on how to make an appointment.
· Smart 911 - Sign up for Smart 911 and create a safety profile for yourself and your family. In the event of an emergency, your Safety Profile is made available to call takers the moment your phone or one associated with your account dials 9-1-1. The service is free and sign up can be completed in minutes at smart911.com.