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The North Carolina Rural Center has a few grant and loan opportunities for nonprofit organizations, small businesses, and vulnerable worker populations. The link below shows a full list of resources and opportunities: 

Paycheck Protection Program applications open TODAY, APRIL 3. Federal forgivable loan program to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis. Loans will be forgiven if “(1) The loan proceeds are used to cover payroll costs, and most mortgage interest, rent, and utility costs over the 8 week period after the loan is made; and (2) employee and compensation levels are maintained.” Details: Apply through your bank. 

Individual Workers

Service, restaurant, and hospitality industry workers. 
Thanks to our friends at NC Center for Nonprofits and Resourceful Communities for the tips! If you find a resource for historically underserved or marginalized communities, please let the NC Rural Center know. 

Andrew Loeb Shoenig
Partnership Manager
Rural Forward NC | NC Inclusive Disaster Recovery Network
Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation
919-766-6519 |
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