In response to the global health pandemic, our team has assembled a listing of resources to assist our GAHFN family and friends during this time of need. We are in this together.
We are closely following the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention & the Georgia Department of Public Health on steps to help prevent the virus spread.
For assistance with sanitation procedures and/or to schedule a cleaning for your foodservice operations click here to get matched with an industry sanitation service provider: connect with a GAHFN service provider #GAHFN $strongertogether
Georgia Testing for COVID-19
If you want to get tested for COVID-19 please visit dph.georgia.gov/covidtesting to make an appointment at a health site near you.
State of GA COVID-19 Hotline – 844-442-2681
Middle GA COVID-19 Hotline – 478-352-4636
Georgia Department of Health – 844-442-2681
Benefits, Health & Well-Being
Disaster Distress Helpline – Call: 800-985-5990 or Text: “talkwithus” to 66746
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 800-273-8255
Salvation Army – Emotional and Spiritual Care Hotline – 844-458-4673 (HOPE)
a user-friendly online platform that provides direct-to-consumer access to customized and affordable voluntary benefits coverage.
Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE) is a nonprofit community lender, specializing in small-business loans coupled with business advisory services. Financing available to small businesses located in Fulton County (Georgia) for assistance with recovery from the effects of the wide-spread virus. ACE, with the support of the Fulton County Commission, has created the Emergency Loan to provide financial assistance to small businesses to speed recovery
For more information, click here
Guide to the Main Street Lending Program (via Georgia Chamber)
As a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Federal Reserve has created the Main Street Lending Program to provide a total of $600 billion in financing for small and medium-sized businesses. While the program’s start date has yet to be announced, here’s what you need to know to check eligibility and get ready to apply.
Federal Reserve Guidelines: Includes additional detail on FAQ’s and other info
United Way of Greater Atlanta and the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta have joined together to establish the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund (COVID-19 Fund).
City Of Atlanta COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program
This program provides financial assistance for rent, utilities, and security deposits.
The City of Atlanta COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program is available to City of Atlanta residents ONLY. Funds may be used to cover past due rent, utilities, and move-in deposits as a result of impending eviction.
U.S. Small Business Administration
Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the U.S. Small Business Administration is offering several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak.
Paycheck Protection Program – This loan program provides loan forgiveness for retaining employees by temporarily expanding the traditional SBA 7(a) loan program.
Economic Injury Disaster Loan – This loan advance will provide up to $10,000 of economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties.
SBA Express Bridge Loan – Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.
SBA Debt Relief – The SBA is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information about the CARES Act, click here.
Are you a service worker struggling amidst the coronavirus crisis? We’re here to help!
Another Round, Another Rally is offering $500 relief grants for hospitality workers who lost their jobs or have had their hours slashed due to coronavirus. Anyone in the hospitality industry is eligible and grants are distributed via a variety of cash apps and services.
Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation emergency fund is geared towards individual restaurant workers undergoing financial hardship due to the coronavirus. The fund is also providing zero-interest loans for businesses to maintain payroll during closures or reopen once the virus begins to recede.
United States Bartenders Guild Emergency Assistance Program is running a covid-19 relief campaign that awards bartenders and their families with grants. The funds are available to even those who are not USBG members and bartenders, barbacks, bar servers, or anyone else engaged in the service of alcoholic beverages can apply.
Samuel Adams and The Greg Hill Foundation are bringing the successful Restaurant Strong Fund to 20 total states to aid the restaurant workers impacted by the Covid-19 closures. Samuel Adams is donating over $2,000,000 to kickstart funding in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Vermont.
Dislocated Worker Grants are discretionary grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor. The grants provide resources to states in response to large, unexpected layoff events that cause significant job losses - all with the purpose of re-employing laid-off workers and enhancing their employability and earnings. Funding will help WorkSource Georgia and the Georgia Department of Labor continue assisting individuals that are preparing to re-enter the workforce.
Are you a restaurant worker and you've tested Positive For COVID-19:
Coronavirus State of Georgia Government Resources
Coronavirus Federal Government Resources
Centers for Disease and Control Prevention
Internal Revenue Service
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Quality Care for Children – Find a listing of childcare centers that are still open. 1-877- ALL GA KIDS/877-255-4254
Centers of Home After School Program – City of Atlanta
FoodFinder – FoodFinder is a safe, secure, and award-winning mobile and web app that gives food-insecure children and their families a way to find free food assistance programs quickly.