This list is intended as a starting point for individuals and organizations feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, both on their everyday lives and their financial well-being.


  • CARES Act: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress to provide over $2 trillion in economic relief to assist American workers, families, and small businesses, and preserve jobs for our American industries.
  • NONPROFIT ARTS ORGANIZATIONS: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act recognizes that the nonprofit arts industry is an important sector of America’s economy. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will award funds to nonprofit arts organizations who have received an Arts Endowment award within the past four years to help these entities and their employees endure the economic hardships caused by the forced closure of their operations due to the spread of COVID-19.
  • STATE AND REGIONAL ARTS ORGANIZATIONS: In partnership with the state and jurisdictional arts agencies and regional arts organizations, the NEA provides federal support for projects that benefit local communities. The Partnership Agreements for the state arts agencies provide funds and programs nationally that are responsive to the needs of the region and that address NEA outcomes. Find your state on the list for more funding opportunities.
  • FEDERAL RESOURCES: Learn how to apply for unemployment benefits, workers’ compensation, welfare or temporary assistance, and other programs and services that can help if you lose your job.
  • UNEMPLOYMENT BY STATE: Find your state’s Unemployment Insurance website for more specific information about how to file. If you are out of work or have had your hours reduced you should continue to follow your state’s guidelines for filing for unemployment. Many states are experiencing extensive traffic and ask filers to be patient and persistent.
Updated May 21, 2020