Briefing for Nonprofits on Federal, State and Local Government Response to COVID-19, hosted by The Colorado Health Foundation - Shared screen with speaker view
Just chat today.
This is being recorded and will be shared after the fact
Hi, yes, we will be recording this webinar and sending out an email with the recording, the slides, and many resources early next week!
Yes, slides will be sent out!
Yes, every attendee is on mute and video is blocked
It is my understanding there is NO funding for OTHER safety net clinics. Is that correct? They are open and also needing support.
Families First has a condition for the increased FMAP that bars states from involuntarily disenrolling Medicaid enrollees.
One bill # is HR-6074
Is the testing covered for everyone or only for those who test positive?
Yes, slides will be sent out!
Is the funding going to be distributed at the federal level or is it going to be allocated to states and state agencies will send it out to individuals and businesses?
Melanie Herrera Bortz
Slides on Federal response
FFCRA - for employees on already o furlough, do protections apply when act went into effect? if the employee comes down with symptoms after leaving active work (cough/symptoms or school/daycare closures, etc)
Can you also tell us how the stockpiles are going to be distributed? Are community-based clinics on the list of sites to receive stockpile? We are all hoping so since they are open and trying to keep pressure off of the hospitals, but don't know where to get that answer.
Undocumented immigrants can access testing without cost-sharing. They just need a doctor's order and a matching ID . It does not need to be an official government ID. Any ID.For undocumented immigrants, nutrition assistance is also available through schools without identification.
Natalie A. Martinez
What about relaxed requirements for undocumented folks for SNAP?
Melanie Herrera Bortz
Will we see testing w/o a healthcare provider order? Many people don’t have access to a provider.
Have heard (from Gov office via intermediaries) that DACA recipients and perhaps others with work authorization should apply for unemployment benefits. Trying to find out for sure if this is the case. I’m getting quite a few questions from employers and DACA recipients on this. Thank you - Pete w/ Mountain Dreamers in Summit County.
Protections for undocumented children and families
Higher ed student resources (housing, SNAP, emergency grants, DACA, etc)
people can visit safety net clinics to get a provider. PM me if you need a list.
Thank you for all of the questions. For questions about SNAP and nutrition changes, the follow up documents include lots of details about what is included packages thus far.
My colleague @TaylorCowey is an expert in this arena and will weigh in.
Natalie A. Martinez
Will you be sending the chat questions and answers with the webinar recording?
Several communities do not have safety net clinics. And it still costs uninsured to get the pre-tests for COVID.
Yes, I believe we will be able to send out the chat questions with the resources and recording
@Dede - I am not familiar with what is included in the 1115 waiver. Uninsured testing is covered with 100% federal funding. FMAP will also increase by 6.2%.
@Susan Roberts - for the 3rd package, we will share a document outlining the health provisions in our follow up.
Additionally, the follow up slides we will share will have more details about paid sick leave and FMLA changes.
Excellent question about homeless individuals that are ultra vulnerable at this time. We have not seen anything included in federal packages for this important population.
There has been A LOT of problems with trying to apply for unemployment online and the website keeps crashing.
Does the state have a plan to make it easier to apply for unemployment? I know people who have been trying for the past 3-4 days to apply and are unable to
@Lacey, the draft 3rd package requires states to ensure that people can apply for unemployment online, in person, or over the phone. That said, sites are limited by technology of course.
what about the detained and incarcerated population. is the state doing anything there???
Jen Fanning, you would be surprised. Feel free to contact me and we can work it out.
How much $ is in the fund now? As of its opening it was only $3M which doesn't go very far.
And Com Fndn of Northern Colorado!
The Denver Foundation has also launched a crisis response fund
The draft 3rd package would appropriate $1.32 billion to Health Centers. That would be distributed nationwide. The amount for Colorado is of course unknown.
Housing is healthcare.
The Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley yesterday created an emergency fund also.
Great list by Philanthropy Colorado on response funds: https://www.philanthropycolorado.org/news/resources-covid-19-coronavirus
Yay for the FQs! Unfortunately, that does not include the safety net clinics in the state that are open and are NOT FQs. Glad to hear FQs are getting relief!!
Helping people who are experiencing homelessness... we are working with local hotels to do 14-day stays...
Adams County has enlisted the support of the Rocky Mountain Cradle to Career Partnership’s staff, referred to as the Backbone, to provide behind the scenes support for these five strategic projects:Childcare for Critical PersonnelBusiness SupportSenior ServicesSupport for the UninsuredHousing Stability https://rmc2c.org/covid-19-response/
Q and A with employers council on Monday https://coloradononprofits.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=1279
Also, more info at https://coloradononprofits.org/news/covid-19-coronavirus-resources-colorado-nonprofits
For FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTERs. BTW, the House said they would not support non FQ health centers.
more on paid leave https://blog.employerscouncil.org/2020/03/19/families-first-act-signed-into-law/
Dayna Scott - would love to talk with you about coordination with local hotels to help people experiencing homelessness. I am with Violence Free Colorado and we have been encouraging domestic violence shelters and other domestic violence service providers across the state to use hotels/motels to shelter survivors who are symptomatic, have tested positive, or are concerned about being exposed in shelter.
Graduating high school is the number one indicator of health and well-being. What is CHF doing to ensure education will be taken care of?
Lake County Community Fund has established a disaster relief fund: www.lakecountycommmunityfund.org
Adams & Broomfield County effort on Response for Child Care for Critical Personnel through RMC2C: https://rmc2c.org/covid-19-response/childcare-for-critical-personnel/
The Colorado Safety Net Collaborative has shared with The Center for Health Progress the clinics that are open, take uninsured no matter what their status and can serve these folks. Happy to share with others too.
Fort Collins has repurposed Northside Aztlan Center as a shelter for the homeless population.
Amy Miller-- 303-460-6817 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I just want to flag for the group that we’re seeing a lack of multilingual resources and this is a huge need.
Adams & Broomfiled County effort on Housing Stability with RMC2C: https://rmc2c.org/covid-19-response/housing-stability/
Thank you so much for hosting this.
jeffco public health is translating materials into Spanish. other languages are needed too.