Persevering in a Pandemic: Financial Resources for Community-Based Organizations


The economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic seems to escalate each day. To date, the focus has largely been on shoring up small and large for-profit companies. But the impact on community-based organizations that provide critical services to people involved in the criminal justice system is also starting to show.

Programs have closed. Reentry and behavioral health practitioners have lost their jobs. And organizations trying to stay afloat are finding themselves competing for increasingly scarce resources. If these small businesses and nonprofits are left to collapse, the people who are returning to their communities will enter our radically transformed world with even fewer supports than they had in the past.

To help these organizations weather the storm, CSG Justice Center has compiled a list of financial resources from federal legislation, private foundations, and financial institutions that small businesses and nonprofits can take advantage of to support themselves through this trying period. Among these are the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

To see their list, click here.