COVID-19 Emergency Response Loan
Our work is deeply rooted in community. We recognize that, due to the global pandemic, our community is now facing a crisis unlike any we have seen before. Although our local, state, and national governments are working to mitigate the economic effects of the pandemic, many people are in need of immediate funds to help pay necessary expenses now. In response to this crisis, we have created an Emergency Response Loan Fund to get small loans in the hands of those who need them most, as a stopgap until other funds are distributed, or until they can go back to work.
The Covid-19 Emergency Response Loan (CELF) is intended to put money into the hands of those whose income has been interrupted by the pandemic -- workers who have been laid off or had their hours cut and can no longer meet their financial needs. There will be no payments required and no interest charged for 60 days on these loans.
This loan is intended to provide financial assistance for those in need. You will be asked to demonstrate need.