Resources for Governments, Health Care Providers, Educators, and Nonprofits
This page will be updated continuously to reflect the most recent information. This page was last updated on April 7, 2020.
- State and Local Government Fund: at least $1.25 billion in federal funding will be available to Hawai‘i state and county governments. Click here to learn more.
- Guidance for Law Enforcement: new assistance is available for local law enforcement. Click here to learn more.
- Election Guidance for County Governments
- Financial Assistance for Providers: health care providers can receive federal financial assistance to help with the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to learn more.
- Regulatory Relief for Providers: as a result of new laws, there are new waivers and changes to health care regulations to ensure access to care and increase capacity. Click here to learn more.
- Insurers: the CARES Act included new requirements for insurance coverage of diagnostic testing for coronavirus and other services. Click here to learn more.
- Telehealth: the CARES Act provides new options to use telehealth. Click here to learn more.
- Resources for Non-Profits: if you run a private non-profit, you may be eligible for new benefits. Click here to learn more.
- K-12 Education: the new Education Stabilization Fund will provide much-needed relief to our K-12 schools. Click here to learn more.
- Teachers: You may be eligible for new resources and relief programs. Click here to learn more.
- Institutions of Higher Education: the new Education Stabilization Fund will provide much-needed relief to our institutions of higher education. Click here to learn more.
- Native Hawaiian Education: the new Education Stabilization Fund makes available new resources for Native Hawaiian programs. Click here to learn more.
- Early Childhood: new federal funding is available to support early childhood care and education programs. Click here to learn more.
- Overview of relevant provisions in the CARES Act
- Guidance on the SBA's Paycheck Protection Program: banks and credit unions that already provide SBA loans are authorized to provide new PPP loans. Click here to learn more.
- Guidance on the SBA's debt relief program: small businesses may be eligible for debt relief for existing SBA loans (such as a 7(a), 504, or microloan) or loans taken out within 6 months after the CARES Act is enacted. Click here to learn more.
- Guidance on regulatory relief: Financial institutions may be offered temporary regulatory relief to banks and credit unions in order to encourage them to continue to lend to households and businesses, and to modify existing loans for borrowers facing economic hardship. Click here to learn more.
ARTS & HUMANITIES
- Relief for arts and humanities: groups that support the arts and humanities may be eligible for new relief programs. Click here to learn more.
Congress has recently passed three laws to respond to COVID-19:
1. Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 (enacted into law on 3/6/2020)
2. Families First Coronavirus Response Act (enacted into law on 3/18/2020)
3. Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (enacted into law on 3/27/2020)
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