Employees, Workers, and Individual Assistance

Services & Resources

U.S. Department of Labor

USDOL COVID-19 Information for Workers and Employers.

Connecticut Department of Labor

Information on unemployment insurance in Connecticut.

IRS tool to help non-filers register for Economic Impact Payments

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service launched a web tool allowing quick registration for Economic Impact Payments for those who don’t normally file a tax return.

Maine Bureau of Unemployment Compensation

Information on unemployment insurance in Maine.

Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance

Information on unemployment insurance in Massachusetts.

New Hampshire Employment Security Office

Information on unemployment insurance in New Hampshire.

Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training

Information on unemployment insurance in Rhode Island.

Vermont Department of Labor

Information on unemployment insurance in Vermont.

United Way Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley

COVID-19 Family Support Fund to help hourly, low-wage workers.

Women’s Foundation of Boston Response Fund

A new fund to support women and girls in Greater Boston.

Boston Artist Relief Fund

The Boston Artist Relief Fund offers grants of $500 and $1,000 to individual artists who live in Boston whose incomes are being adversely impacted by COVID-19.

USBG National Charity Foundation

Providing assistance to individuals in hospitality and service industries.

MIT/Good Jobs Institute Resources to Support Workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

A resource guide of employers who are keeping employees on payroll and worker relief funds. Resources are provided by the state and by some of the most-affected industries.

National Association of Governors Matrix of State Responses to COVID-19

For those interested in state policies, current information on the status of COVID-19 in the U.S. and abroad, actions taken by states/territories to address it, and the latest federal government efforts.

Tax Foundation

A page tracking state legislative responses to COVID-19.

National Conference of State Legislators

State action on Coronavirus.

COVID-19 Resources for Veterans

The House Committee on Veterans Affairs resource page includes helpful links and assistance information.

Boston Resiliency Fund

Fund priorities are to provide food for children and seniors, technology for remote learning for students, and support to first responders and healthcare workers in the City of Boston.

The Boston Foundation COVID PPE Fund

Providing funding for medical supplies, personal protective equipment, and/or grants to hospitals and senior care facilities affected by COVID-19 and future disease outbreaks, with a particular focus on the Greater Boston area.

City of Boston Artist Relief Fund

Fund in support of individual Boston artists whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by COVID-19.

The Record Co. Boston Music Makers Relief Fund

Provides financial relief to music makers in the Boston area experiencing lost revenue from gig cancellations resulting from COVID-19. (Applications for $200 grants accepted until April 30, 2020; donations accepted).

Passim Emergency Artist Relief Fund

In support of gig economy musicians in our community in dire need of financial aid due to COVID-19. (Grants up to $500 available to artists who have played a gig for Passim or taught in the School of Music in the last 10 years).

Cambridge Community Foundation COVID-19 Relief Funds

Two Cambridge-based emergency relief funds to help families and individuals deal with the impact of COVID-19: Cambridge Artist Relief Fund and Cambridge COVID-19 Emergency Fund.

Cape Cod and Islands Major Crisis Relief Fund

Addressing critical, unmet needs from natural disasters. Services include financial aid for food, housing, transportation, and medical/mental healthcare.

Eos Foundation Child Nutrition Grants

Mass. school districts are eligible to apply for emergency grants of up to $10,000 to be used for equipment and supplies necessary to increase the numbers of meals served, including mobile and delivered meal solutions.

Vermont Council for Rural Development Resources for COVID-19 Community Response and Mutual Aid

Community-based resources for mutual aid groups across the state, including a directory of organizations and a toolkit to set up COVID-19 resources.

Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine

The food bank provides direct services to many low-income families and continues to raise funds.

Farm to Institution New England (FINE)

COVID-19 and institutional food systems info and resources.

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