1. Most recent update from Governor Holcomb-
    • “Phase 4.5” continues until at least 8/27
    • Statewide mask mandate continues
    • Evictions and foreclosures on hold until at least August 14.
  2. Updated Provider Communication sent July 17. 
    • Child and family teams continue to have the ability to authorize the use of virtual/remote services on a case-by-case basis weighing both the COVID-19 and child-safety risks.
    • Even after the state enters Phase 5, when there are extraordinary COVID-19 concerns (such as someone in a family testing positive for Coronavirus), virtual services can be authorized by child and family teams.
  3. New resource: Lots of helpful info from UC Davis, including webinars, workforce resources, family resources, older youth resources, and more.
  4. Governor Holcomb’s Rental Assistance Program (info here). Applications currently being accepted.  Up to $2000 rental assistance for renters who have had their incomes negatively affected by COVID-19.  Individuals that are unable to complete the application online should call toll-free 1-844-463-7368. (this phone number is available Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern.)
  5. Marion County Rental Assistance Program. Due to volume, applications are currently suspended, but please keep checking the website. For questions, you may also call 317-912-1260
  6. Mortgage Assistance available through Indiana’s Hardest Hit Fund — Up to six months or $30,000 in mortgage payment and/or reinstatement assistance for approved homeowners who’ve experienced an involuntary employment-related financial hardship.
  7. Lilly Endowment Fund for Youth-Serving Not-For-Profits: $20M statewide fund to help agencies effected by COVID. More information here. Apply here by noon on August 10, 2020.
  8. CDC Webinar on child welfare worker safety from June 11. Here is the link, PowerPoint and resources.
  9. Resources for critical conversations on race equity. Director Stigdon’s letter to foster parents on June 4. Specific resources:
  10. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) resources: Small businesses (with fewer than 150 employees) should be eligible for the Indiana Economic Development Corporation PPE Marketplace, which may help providers obtain PPE at no cost. Additional information can be found here.
    • Also, the Indiana Correctional Industries through the Department of Correction has PPE available for purchase. Information can be found here.  
    • Also, a provider recommended that agencies work with local county health departments, and suggested ICC Business Products as a resources as well.
  11. COVID-19

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