The Georgia Department of Public Health  COVID-19 page
This resource includes updates from the governor, information on how to prevent the spread of the virus, and other guidance for individuals during this public health emergency. They also have a daily status report site to track confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state.

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) has a comprehensive resource page for COVID-19 that includes the latest state news, school closure information, online learning resources and more. GaDOE is also adding individual school district COVID-19 resource pages as more are created.

The Georgia Department of Labor is providing online access to unemployment services, partial claim access for employers and other reemployment services. You can learn how to file unemployment and other claims here.


  • Family Alliance of Paulding, Inc. (To help promote Thriving Children; Healthy Families; Peaceful, Drug-Free Homes.)
  • Always contact your local churches (West Ridge, Hiram United Methodist, Dallas United Methodist, Oasis, etc)

Financial Assistance:
Bartender Emergency Assistance Program (BEAP):
The Bartender Emergency Assistance Program is offering financial support to bartenders and spouses and children of bartenders who have been financially impacted by COVID-19.

Freelancers (if not covered by state unemployment income):
FEMA Disaster Unemployment Assistance
Freelancers who are not covered by their state’s unemployment insurance may apply.

Grammy MusiCares Emergency Financial Assistance Program
This program offers financial assistance for medical expenses including doctor, dental and hospital bills, prescriptions, addiction recovery treatment, psychotherapy, treatment for HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other critical illnesses, as well as basic living expenses such as rent and utilities.

Musicians Foundation
Will soon be launching a CV19 Emergency Aid Grant Program to give eligible applicants modest grants up to $200.

Equal Sound – Corona Relief Fund
Fund for musicians who have lost gigs due to COVID-19. Up to $500.

List of Financial Assistance/Resources from Creative Capital

Atlanta Artist Lost Gig Fund
The Atlanta Artist Lost Gig Fund provides financial assistance for artists in Atlanta with unmet needs due to canceled gigs. Up to $500

Creator Fund: Support of up to $500 for creators, for living expenses
Apply for up to $500 financial support for creators to help with living expenses.

Food Service Workers:
Giving Kitchen 
The Giving Kitchen provides financial assistance for food service workers impacted by illness, injury, or disaster.

COVID-19 Financial Hardship Grant
Grant for anyone experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. Must provide a photocopy of Photo ID, proof of financial standing (previous 2 months of bank statements, and proof of address (utility bill).

Small Businesses:
Facebook is starting a grant program for small businesses. More news to come soon.

SBA Disaster Loans
The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides low-interest, long-term disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters. COVID-19 is considered an economic disaster by SBA.

City of Atlanta/Invest Atlanta Business Continuity Loan Fund
The City of Atlanta has created a fund for small businesses offering $5,000 – $30,000 loans with 0% interest and deferred payments for 3 – 6 months.

Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund
Funds raised will focus on organizations providing crucial services to high-risk audiences including seniors, families with children who normally receive free or reduced meals at school, families in need of childcare, homeowners and renters at risk for eviction, and hourly/low-wage workers.

Multilingual Support:
Multilingual resources about COVID-19
CDC Prevention flyer into 19 different languages.
Growing list of resources for low-income and immigrant community members in the Atlanta/Metro-Atlanta region.
Resource Finder (Spanish) provided by the Latino Community Fund Georgia