Unemployed/Laid off

  1. Where can I find information about unemployment or disability benefits?

  2. Further Resources

Unemployment, Disability, Paid Family Leave:

California state government has relaxed certain regulations around unemployment, disability and paid family leave programs. If you’ve been affected by the coronavirus — if you’ve been laid off, or if you or your loved ones are in quarantined — you can apply for services immediately. See this FAQ from the Employment Development Department.

Self Employed People and Employees in Special Industries

Bartenders

Beauty Professionals


Independent Artists & Artisans

  • Ink People Center for the Arts is offering $50 gift cards to help Humboldt County artists with groceries, bills, and life necessities. Please fill out this short application form and they will be in touch soon. Click here to contribute to Ink People's fundraiser for artists affected by COVID-19 work loss. Artists:

  • Rauschenberg Emergency Grant. This program will provide up to $5,000 for unexpected medical emergencies. Click here to find out more and to apply.

  • Musicians Foundation is offering from $500 - $3,000 in grants. To find out if you are eligible click here.

  • The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant. This program is intended to provide financial assistance who are qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors. This program has no deadlines and the maximum amount is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical.

  • Dramatists Guild Foundation is offering emergency grants to individual playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters in dire need of funds. Apply here.

  • Independent artists resources: emergency funds and more

  • Coping with COVID: Financial Implications for Creative Individuals. Tues, 4/7, 6pm - 7pm EDT. Register here.


Restaurants and Hospitality Businesses

  • An Overview of the CARES Act with the Public Affairs Team - Hosted by the National Restaurant Association

  • Coronavirus information and resources provided by National Restaurant Association. Click here.

  • To apply for RWCF's (Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation) direct financial assistance for short-term needs, go to the Southern Smoke Application for Financial Assistance Application to get started.

  • California Restaurant Association Foundation. Restaurants Care, an emergency fund for restaurant workers in need.

  • Restaurants, Hospitality Businesses and the Pandemic Crisis-Webinar. Friday 3/20, 2pm. Register here. Featuring representatives from EDD to help restaurants manage workforce, ABC to talk about licenses that are not active for 30 days and other potential lifting of restrictions during this time, CA Health Department to give best practises for those restaurants who are remaining open for to-go and delivery services and the SBA on disaster loans.


Unemployment, Disability, Paid Family Leave:

California state government has relaxed certain regulations around unemployment, disability and paid family leave programs. If you’ve been affected by the coronavirus — if you’ve been laid off, or if you or your loved ones are quarantined — you can apply for services immediately.

Financial Assistance Links:

General

Unemployment Assistance & Claims


Tenant eviction protection:

Below are links to videos in both English and Spanish to explain how tenants can protect themselves from eviction:

- English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQ8DbB95jNs

- Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z213rgvZugo


Information provided by Humboldt County Government site: https://humboldtgov.org/2018/Humboldt-Health-AlertHumboldt county Department of Health and Human Services:https://humboldtgov.org/192/Department-of-Health-Human-ServicesNorth Coast Small Business Development center:https://www.northcoastsbdc.org/index_north_coast