COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, is affecting us all. The Washington AIDS Partnership urges you to stay home when possible, wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds multiples times a day, and avoid close contact with people for the time being. Below are resources you may find helpful.

For individuals living with HIV:

  • To learn about COVID-19 and the impact it may have on people living with HIV, please click here and here.
  • For ongoing coverage on the Coronavirus as it relates to people living with HIV, please click here.
  • As the number of cases of COVID-19 increases, so does the associated anxiety.  If you or someone you know needs help managing their mental health, please check Mental Health America’s list of helpful resources here.

For individuals living in Washington, D.C.:

  • For updates on D.C.’s operating status, please click here. You can also receive updates in real-time by following Mayor Muriel Bowser on twitter or checking D.C.’s Coronavirus webpage here.
  • For food resources, please click here.
  • For unemployment and tax filing resources, please click here.
  • For information about testing, please click here.
  • For more information regarding community health capacity, please check the websites of our community partners: Family & Medical Counseling Service, HIPS, La Clinica del Pueblo, N Street Village, and Whitman-Walker Health.
  • As the number of cases of COVID-19 increases, so does the associated anxiety.  If you or someone you know needs help managing their mental health, please check Mental Health America’s list of helpful resources here.

For organizations in the Greater Washington region:

  • Mayor Bowser and the Council of the District of Columbia are investing $25 million in the COVID-19 Recovery Effort and the DC Small Business Recovery Microgrants Program, which will be housed in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development. For business resources, including access to the D.C. Small Business Recovery Microgrants application, please click here
  • The Greater Washington Community Foundation, in collaboration with regional partners, has established the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to support emergency preparedness and response efforts that will help mitigate the impact on disproportionately affected communities in our region. The fund will focus on addressing lost wages, relief for small business and gig economy workers, expanding access to medical services, and meeting the unique needs of people experiencing homelessness, among other needs. The Request for Proposals can be found here.
  • To learn about resources and information for funders seeking to address the unique needs of LGBTQ communities in the COVID-19 pandemic – including a listing of rapid-response funds and grassroots campaigns specifically focused on the needs of LGBTQ communities t this time – please check Funders for LGBT Issues website here.
  • For a list of national philanthropic responses to the Coronavirus pandemic, please click here.
  • For more information on ways the nonprofit sector can best adapt to the changes brought about by COVID-19, please check out the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s resource tool here
  • For more information on how nonprofits might utilize the new federal legislation relating to Coronavirus to advance their missions, please click here.
  • For a nonprofit analysis of the federal CARES Act, please click here.  
  • To research available nonprofit loans under the CARES Act, please click here.
  • For more information on applying for nonprofit relief funds, please click here.
  • To learn more about emergency small business relief efforts, please review Venable LLP’s article here.