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|Coronavirus: Struggling Flemish businesses can receive up to €15,000 in financial support||belgium||
Flemish Government: Flemish businesses losing at least 60% of their turnover to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis are to benefit from a new support mechanism announced by the regional government.
The measure,announced on Friday,covers the period from 1 August to 30 September,but…
|Cash transfers, Unemployment||covid19||Published Measures summary||https://www.brusselstimes.com/all-news/business/125577/coronavirus-flanders-new…||socpro|
|How to apply for New York’s new COVID-19 rent relief program||united states||
A new rent relief program launched Tuesday that provides subsidies to eligible low-income New Yorkers financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic. First signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo last month,the assistance program helps low-income households experiencing increased rent burden due…
|Housing||covid19||Published Measures summary||https://www.6sqft.com/apply-covid-19-rent-relief-program/||socpro|
|Ottawa sets minimum unemployment rate at 13.1 per cent for EI calculation||canada||
The federal government has temporarily set a minimum unemployment rate of 13.1 per cent to calculate employment insurance benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Those people living in regions with an unemployment rate lower than that threshold will have their EI benefits calculated at…
|Unemployment||covid19||Published Measures summary||https://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/national-news/ottawa-sets-minimum-unemploymen…||socpro|
|State launches $115M grant program for small biz,agriculture relief||united states||
A pair of state grant funds in Michigan totaling $115 million launches today as another source of financial assistance for small businesses hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The $100 million Small Business Restart Program will provide grants of up to $20,000 to small businesses and…
|Employment, Cash transfers||covid19||Published Measures summary||https://mibiz.com/sections/small-business/state-launches-115m-grant-program-for…||socpro|
|Plano de saúde deve cobrir o teste para Covid-19 desde março||brazil||
The National Supplementary Health Agency has included the Coronavirus test in the list of mandatory procedures in health plans. The name of the exam is: RT-PCR SARS-CoV-2 (CORONAVÍRUS COVID-19). All health plans and insurance are required to take the exam since March 13th. On that day ANS…
|Health, Medical care||covid19||Published Measures summary||https://www.selecoes.com.br/colunistas/plano-de-saude-deve-cobrir-o-teste-para-…||socpro|
|Pennsylvania announces hazard pay for essential workers||united states||
The State of Pennsylvania announced a $50 million grant program for employers of essential workers who serve on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
The COVID-19 PA Hazard Pay Grant Program reimburses employers for providing $3 per hour raises to workers making less than $20 an…
|Health, Cash transfers||covid19||Published Measures summary||https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/pennsylvania-announces-hazard-pay-f…||socpro|
|COVID19 NEWS & RESOURCES||united states||
Since the beginning of the pandemic,many states (in different dates) prohibited utility shutoffs and allowed late-payment of utilities fees to ensure that residents sheltering in place maintained access to electricity,gas and water in their homes.
|Housing||covid19||Published Measures summary||https://www.naruc.org/compilation-of-covid-19-news-resources/state-response-tra…||socpro|
|Grants provide $5.7M for Washington tribes for COVID relief||united states||
Nearly $6 million in federal grants have been approved for five Washington tribes to pay for programs to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus and give financial help to tribal members for rent and utility bills.
The federal COVID-19 response grants are intended to assist in the…
|Cash transfers, Difficult to cover group||covid19||Published Measures summary||https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/grants-provide-5-7m-for-washington-tr…||socpro|
|COVID-19 Hong Kong Employment Support Scheme||Hong Kong, China||
The Hong Kong government will,through the Hong Kong employers,cover 50% of employees’ salaries for six months. The subsidy for each Hong Kong employee will be capped at HKD 9,000.
The Employment Support Scheme (“ESS”) - as this measure was called - is estimated to cover 260,000 Hong Kong…
|Employment, Cash transfers||covid19, Emergency grants, self-employed, youth employment||Published Measures summary||https://vocus.cc/@fastlane/5f2d1276fd89780001c2fd8c||socpro|
|Cyprus Government announces a new €150 million economic support package to deal with the effects of the pandemic||cyprus||
The Special Plan to Support the Unemployed is addressed to any person who is registered as a regular unemployed person in its Employment Service Register and received unemployment benefits,for which he has exhausted the right to be paid either in January,February,March,April 2020,May 2020,or…
|Cash transfers, Unemployment||covid19||Published Measures summary||http://www.parikiaki.com/2020/06/cyprus-government-announces-a-new-e150-million…||socpro|
|Australia expands wage subsidy scheme as COVID-19 cases surge||australia||
The government on Thursday announced it would spend A$1.5 billion ($1.1 billion) to substantially extend a program to subsidise the wages of apprentices. The funds will more than double the number of apprentice workers covered,to around 180,000 across all industries and to run until March next…
|Employment, Cash transfers, Employment of young workers||covid19, Emergency grants, labour markets||Published Measures summary||https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-australia/australia-expan…||socpro|
|Coronavirus: Five new schemes for economic recovery worth €150m||cyprus||
Cabinet on Wednesday approved measures set to support the economy until October in light of the coronavirus pandemic with a budget of €150 million.
The four schemes offer wage subsidies to support employers in specific sectors impacted by COVID-19. Special attention is given to the…
|Employment, Cash transfers||covid19||Published Measures summary||https://cyprus-mail.com/2020/06/17/coronavirus-five-new-schemes-for-economic-re…||socpro|
|Human Services Offering Pandemic Childcare Subsidy for Working Parents||U.S. Virgin Islands||
The V.I. Department of Human Services is offering working parents and guardians relief during the COVID-19 pandemic via a Federal Block Grant program that provides a child care subsidy for children up to 12 years old.
|Family benefits||covid19, family||Published Measures summary||https://stjohnsource.com/2020/07/21/human-services-offers-pandemic-childcare-su…||socpro|
|3 300 Zimbabweans in SA apply for food assistance||south africa||
The Pretoria high court judge Selby Baqwa ruled on 19 June that the R350 Special Covid-19 social relief grant be extended to asylum seekers and special permit holders from Lesotho,Angola and Zimbabwe.
|Food and nutrition, Migration||covid19||Published Measures summary||https://bulawayo24.com/index-id-news-sc-local-byo-189386.html||socpro|
|Families of all frontline healthcare workers who died from Covid-19 will be eligible for compensation package,Health Minister announces||ireland||
The families of all frontline healthcare workers who died from Covid-19 while carrying out their duties will be eligible for a retrospective compensation package,Health Minister Stephen Donnelly announced tonight.
|Health, Survivor||covid19, OSH, Emergency grants, family||Published Measures summary||https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/families-of-all-frontline-healthcare-work…||socpro|
|Gambia: NaNa Announces U.S.$10 Million Nafa Quick Package Targets 83,000 Households||gambia||
The National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) on Monday announced a US$10 million Nafa Quick package aimed at contributing to the mitigation of the social and economic impact of COVID-19 on the population.
|Cash transfers||covid19, Emergency grants, poverty||Published Measures summary||https://allafrica.com/stories/202007220797.html||socpro|
|July stimulus: What does the plan mean for you?||ireland||
There is a new apprenticeship incentivisation scheme which will provide a €2,000 payment to support employers to take on new apprenticeships in 2020.
|Employment, Cash transfers||covid19, youth employment, Emergency grants||Published Measures summary||https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/july-stimulus-what-does-the-plan-mean-…||socpro|
|SMEs in Ireland can now apply for €4,000 to €25,000 in restart grants||ireland||
The Government has opened applications to the Restart Grant Plus Scheme,which aims to help SMEs adapt and reopen following Covid-19 restrictions.
|Cash transfers, Employment, Financing||covid19, Emergency grants, labour markets||Published Measures summary||https://www.siliconrepublic.com/companies/restart-grant-ireland-smes-covid19-fu…||socpro|
|Human Rights ministry announces Eid packages for transgenders affected by COVID-19||pakistan||
The Ministry of Human Rights has launched Eid relief packages for coronavirus affected transgenders with the support of the United Nations Development Program( UNDP) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
According to the Human Rights Ministry,the beneficiaries were identified…
|Food and nutrition||covid19, gender_and_inequality||Published Measures summary||https://www.geo.tv/latest/299397-human-rrghts-ministry-announces-eid-packages-f…||socpro|
|Aged care workers across Australia will be given paid pandemic leave||australia||
Unions have seized on a decision by the national industrial tribunal to give paid pandemic leave to aged care staff,arguing some casual employees will go to work sick because they do not work the regular hours needed to qualify for the payment.
|Cash sickness benefits, Employment||covid19, OSH||Published Measures summary||https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/aged-care-workers-across-australia-will…||socpro|
|COVID-19: Australia to introduce pandemic leave payment,says Australian PM||australia||
Australia will introduce a pandemic leave payment for workers who have run out of sick leave but need to be quarantined because they have been directed to stay at home due to the novel coronavirus,Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Monday (Aug 3).
|Cash sickness benefits, Employment||covid19, OSH||Published Measures summary||https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/covid-19-australia-pandemic-leave-pa…||socpro|
|Nigeria Strengthened Surveillance To Curb COVID-19 Spread ― WHO||nigeria||
Lagos state authorities say they are determined to safeguard the lives of health care workers who risk getting infected in the line of duty. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced that a COVID-19 allowance would be made available to emergency healthcare workers in the state. The governor also…
|Health, Cash transfers, Prevention of occupational risks||covid19, Emergency grants, OSH||Published Measures summary||https://www.afro.who.int/photo-story/bolstering-covid-19-surveillance-lagos||socpro|
|Check if you can claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme||united kingdom||
The grant is available for self-employed or members of a partnership who have been adversely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). Beneficiaries will get a taxable grant based on their average trading profit over the 3 tax years: 2016 to 2017; 2017 to 2018; 2018 to 2019. The grant does not need…
|Cash transfers||covid19||Published Measures summary||https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self…||socpro|
|European Commission approves Latvia's EUR 51 million support program for businesses hit by Covid-19 crisis||latvia||
The government-financed program is intended to support exporting enterprises that have suffered from the Covid-19 crisis. The support will be provided in the form of grants,which will be provided to subsidize wages of the employees working in the affected companies.
The size of the…
|Employment, Cash transfers||covid19||Published Measures summary||https://www.baltictimes.com/european_commission_approves_latvia_s_eur_51_millio…||socpro|
|Grenadians Begin Receiving Stimulus Payments Promised by Government||grenada||
Under the stimulus package announced by the Prime Minister on March 20,2020,one of the measures is intended to avoid layoffs and loss of livelihoods in the tourism sector. The income support is intended for public bus operators,taxi drivers,tourist vendors and other such identified hospitality-…
|Cash transfers, Employment||covid19||Published Measures summary||https://today.caricom.org/2020/04/30/grenadians-begin-receiving-stimulus-paymen…||socpro|