Independent Workers:

Financial support: The state of Michigan has been approved by the SBA to allow for applications to their Disaster Loan assistance program. This allows for SBA to offer low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Michigan small businesses suffering substantial economic injury during this time.

Tax Relief options: The IRS has extended the tax filing deadlines to July 15th and has also created a resource center for Independent Workers and small businesses to understand how they can benefits from the tax credits for small and midsize businesses to swiftly recover the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave.

Keeping work and home organized: With kids off from school, businesses moved into home offices and a whole workforce shifting to online meeting and project management programs – it may seem daunting to effectively organize and separate work and home life. During this time, make certain to plan for effectively organizing both – business resources such as ZOOM and Slack can help manage those out of office headaches with meetings and project management. And for children home from school, Khan Academy, an online learning platform offering parents and educators lessons, templates and agendas on how to continue education within the home during the COVID-19 crisis.

Small Business Financial support: The state of Michigan has been approved by the SBA to allow for applications to their Disaster Loan assistance program. This allows for SBA to offer low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Michigan small businesses suffering substantial economic injury during this time.

Business Tax Relief: The IRS has extended the tax filing deadlines to July 15th and has also created a resource center for Independent Workers and small businesses to understand how they can benefits from the tax credits for small and midsize businesses to swiftly recover the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave.

Family Resources:

AT&T Distance Learning and Family Connections Fund and Khan Academy

AT&T created the Distance Learning and Family Connections Fund to give parents, students and teachers tools they need for at-home learning. The fund also will provide resources to maintain meaningful connections and bonding opportunities for those isolated from family and friends. The $10 million Distance Learning and Family Connections Fund is launching today with its first contribution of $1 million to Khan Academy.

  • Khan Academy Resources: Available in more than 40 languages, Khan Academy offers educational practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers students to study at home. Khan Academy also offers free tools for teachers and parents to help them track student progress.

Comcast Business

They have created new educational collections for all grade levels in partnership with Common Sense Media, as well as a collection of the most current news and information on Coronavirus on X1 and Flex. Both collections are easy to find by saying “Education” or “Coronavirus” into the X1 or Flex remote. Learn more here and here.

Detroit Public TV 

Learning at Home During the COVID-19 Crisis

8 Indoor Activities to Release Kids’ Energy

 

Talking To Kids About COVID-19

How to Talk to Your Anxious Child or Teen About Coronavirus

Center for Disease Control and Prevention 

Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019: Messages for parents, school staff, and others working with children

 

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