COVID Relief

Everything you need to know to help you recover



In March 2020, our elected officials passed the historic $2 trillion CARES Act to address the immediate social and economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Among other critical provisions, the bill provided funds for the Paycheck Protection Program, which enabled synagogues, community centers and other Jewish organizations to access more than $500 million dollars in forgivable loans. A second relief bill passed in December with an additional $284 billion in loans.

To help the Jewish community and others ensure they are in compliance with loan requirements, which have administered by banks under the guidance of the Small Business Administration, we continue to provide webinars and support. You can reach Federation experts at

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 includes a number of COVID-19 relief funding measures important to the Jewish communities public policy agenda. Learn how the ARP can help your community.

View a breakdown of provisions in the ARP

Watch a briefing about the ARP from March 18


View FAQs (updated March 18, 2021)

Resources from January 13 Webinar

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View Updated PPP FAQs

Resources from December 23 Briefing

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Last Updated: March 19, 2021