Community Development Network Federal COVID -19 Conference Call: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 12 noon

Frank Woodruff, National Association of
Community Economic Development Agencies &
Kim Johnson, National Low Income Housing Coalition
We will review stimulus 1-3 and talk about what is being negotiated for
economic stimulus bills 4-5 as it relates to the CD Sector.
We will also update Maryland state budget.
Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet, smartphone.
You may also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3412
Access Code: 817-371-901
Test your computer, phone or tablet before the call.
Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:
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Key points from Governor Hogan this week
Maryland now has more than 10,000 confirmed COVID cases in Maryland.
Over 2,230 patients have been hospitalized with COVID-19 and 239 have perished. Four Building Blocks to recovery are 1.) Expanding testing capacity;
2.) Increasing hospital surge; 3.) Ramping up PPP; and
4.) Building a robust contact tracing operation.
Beginning Saturday, April 18, 2020
masks or face coverings are required in all retail establishments.
The state is on track to triple capacity to test to 10,000 tests a day.
Schools in Maryland will be closed through May 15.
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The Maryland Department of Legislative Services
has prepared this analysis and overview for MARYLAND
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What can we do to help renters?
Counties are working to address the needs of struggling renters!
See article from Maryland Matters here
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In case, you missed the
Statewide Meeting of Housing Counselors
on Friday, April 17, 2020
Presentation with links here.
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COVID-19 Community Response Funds
Greater Baltimore
Funders in the Greater Baltimore area are working together to streamline the application process for non-profit organizations seeking resources to support changes in operations and sustainability due to COVID-19.
Click here for more information.
The Open Society Foundation will provide $1 million in direct
financial and other emergency support for workers in Baltimore
who have been hit hard by COVID-19 and are at greatest risk of
falling into extreme hardship, including those who are
unemployed and the formerly incarcerated. Find out more here.
Greater Washington
The Community Foundation established the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to support local nonprofits leading emergency. preparedness and response efforts to help mitigate the impact on disproportionately affected communities in the region
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The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond invites you to learn more about its Investment Connection© program. This program creates a platform for regional funders to hear from organizations seeking funding to support low- and moderate-income individuals and distressed and underserved communities. Applicants are urged to submit proposals as soon as possible. The portal is open from March 30- May 1. You’re also invited to participate in an Investment Connection Facebook Watch Party on April 9 at 11:30 a.m. on the Richmond Fed’s Facebook’s page- www.facebook.com/FederalReserveBankofRichmond – during which we’ll answer questions live about the application process.