Community Programs Weekly

Community Programs Weekly

IHCDA continues to monitor the situation with COVID-19 in Indiana as circumstances change and additional information becomes available. To provide transparency and customer service, IHCDA will update this list with any new policies/procedures as they become available. These updates will be provided on a weekly basis for the foreseeable future.

IHCDA Updates

IHCDA's COVID-19 web page provides a list of our actions to date, and other important information during this critical time. 

If you have additional questions about homeless services based on our partner call last Tuesday, please contact Elby Hilton at

Reminders for Subgrantees

Weatherization Updates

  • DOE closeouts due May 15.
  • IHCDA send guidance to the network regarding DOE PY2019 ACPU on Thursday April 30.

CSBG Updates

  • Award amendments for the remainder of 2020 CSBG funds were sent out late last week.
  • Earlier this week, IHCDA shared draft templates for the community needs assessment amendment and community action plan that is expected as a requirement for CARES Act CSBG funds. If you did not see those drafts and would like to, please email

EAP Updates

  • IHCDA has not yet received an update on when the CARES Act funding might come through.
  • IHCDA will be issuing firm guidance concerning the ability to use LIHEAP funding to purchase technology enhancements in the very near future – please keep an eye on your inbox for that.

Additional Resources

  • TechSoup launched its COVID-19 Response Fund to underwrite technology hardware and tools, training and services from its growing list of resources. The funds particular focus is supporting small organizations that provide social services. In addition to making new products available to nonprofits, TechSoup is hosting virtual workshops on managing the impact of COVID-19 on nonprofits. These workshops cover tools, strategies, and resources to help nonprofits manage remote workers. TechSoup’s COVID-19 Forum is an online message board dedicated to nonprofit topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, go to
  • The Indiana Youth Institute in Indianapolis has established the Youth Worker COVID-19 Relief Fund. The $190,000 fund will provide direct support and relief to youth-serving professionals in Indiana who have been impacted by COVID-19. Grants of $500 will be distributed to more than 350 youth workers throughout the state. For more information about applying, clicking here.
  • The Central Indiana Senior Fund partnered with The Polis Center at IUPUI to develop an annual State of Aging in Central Indiana report. POLIS identified a population measure of the risk of social isolation in older adults, those aged 65 and older, to where they lived. Learn more about the study and see a state map here illustrating the risk of social isolation in our seniors.

  • The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) re-instituted the mortgage payment assistance program through Indiana’s Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) for homeowners, and has developed a new resource guide to help homeowners and renters avoid future eviction and foreclosure. 
  • OSHA has released a Resource regarding COVID-19 workplace safety.
  • NASCSP has developed a document of Considerations for WAP Field Work regarding safety protocols when returning to production after COVID-19.

  • The National Community Action Foundation (NCAF) has created a video series entitled "Community Action Together,"  Each episode will feature David Bradley in conversation with a Community Action Agency (CAA) from around the country to hear more about their agency's community and response to the current health and economic crises.
  • Applications open for limited funds: Paycheck Protection (PPP) loans for nonprofits The PPP will be administered through the Small Business Administration (SBA) and implemented by banks around the country that are already approved as SBA lenders as well as other banks and credit unions who opt in to the program. The money will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. The window opened April 3. Learn more 
    • Paycheck Protection Program replenished: With the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act signed into law, the fund added $310 billion, and the U.S. Small Business Administration is again accepting applications from approved PPP lenders again. Remember, your first step is to contact your bank. The Independent Sector provides a complete resource of the funds available.

COVID-19 and Census 2020

Agencies are encouraged to continue outreach to ensure their clients are counted in the 2020 Census. Given the impact that COVID-19 is having on in-person interactions, agencies should direct their clients to the online questionnaire here: Additional resources related to the Census can be found below:

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