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News Release: Upcoming Opportunities for COVID-19 Relief

COVID-19 Economic Chamber News Release

We want you to be aware of upcoming learning opportunities for COVID-19 relief. Our partner, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), will host several upcoming events to educate small business owners about PPP and EIDL, including one TOMORROW. Our partners at the Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM) offer information about grants for the Tennessee Community CARES Program. Keep the upcoming Nashville Health Literacy Forum on your radar. You can find more information about these events below.


Tennessee Relief for Businesses

TOMORROW, Tuesday, August 4, 2:00 pm | Register

Register for SBA's online webinar to hear about the Tennessee Business Relief Program, where Governor Lee has directed the State to issue payments to small businesses impacted by the pandemic. 


Get the Facts on PPP & EIDL

Every Monday & Friday until December 2020, 11 am CDT | Register

Join SBA and lenders to find out what is a myth and what is true on PPP and EIDL. This is a great opportunity for small business owners, minority business owners, rural business owners, and women business owners. 


Tennessee Community CARES Program - Applications Open

CNM is pleased to announce that applications for the Tennessee Community CARES Program are now open. The program, which includes $150 million in Coronavirus relief funds for Tennessee nonprofits, allows applicants to apply for relief for "expenses occurring from March 1, 2020 through November 15, 2020 and related to the COVID-19 pandemic." Grant applicants can apply through the uniform application portal now through August 15. View the full program description, application, requirements, and frequently asked questions here.

Grants will be administered by partner nonprofit organizations that will serve as grant administrators. Grant administrators will handle outreach, marketing, and reporting of funds. They will also receive the grant applications, approve them, and monitor spending of approved programs. 

Want more information about the grant application process? Attend an upcoming informational session about the program. 

Tuesday, August 4, 10:00 am CDT  Informational Session | Register

Thursday, August 6, 2:00 pm CDT Informational Session | Register

2020 Nashville Health Literacy Forum
Thursday, October 22nd, 8:30 am | Register
We are a proud partner of the 2020 Nashville Health Literacy Forum. This is your opportunity to learn about an ongoing community collaboration to improve the health literacy of ourselves and neighbors. Hear from Keynote speaker, Catina O’Leary, and many other panelists in a roundtable discussion about what a community-wide effort to improve health literacy includes.

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