About the COVID-19 Resource List

This curated list of resources is intended to direct business owners to information that is most relevant and helpful; it is not intended to be comprehensive or exhaustive. Updated July 27, 2020.


Consults and Trainings

The Entrepreneurial Law Clinic at the UW School of Law and Foster School of Business have partnered with the Seattle Public Library to help entrepreneurs and BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and women-owned small businesses and non-profits mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.

Free one-on-one legal consults will be offered virtually every other Wednesday evening beginning July 29, 2020 from 4-6 p.m. throughout the next several months. Attorneys will assist entrepreneurs or BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and women small business owners navigate corporate law, employment law, and intellectual property law issues. Reference librarians from The Seattle Public Library will also be available during these consults to help with resources.

Although the consults are free, registration through The Seattle Public Library is required. Please register for a consult by clicking the event that you are interested in. Legal consults and topics fall on the following dates:

Virtual Office Hours—Employment Law Consults:

Virtual Office Hours—Intellectual Property Law Consults:

Virtual Office Hours—Corporate Law Consults:

In addition to free legal consults for small business owners, the initiative will also provide negotiation trainings throughout August and September to help entrepreneurs and BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and women-owned businesses learn more about negotiation tactics.  Register through the Seattle Public Library:


Federal Government Resources


Washington State Government Resources


Know Your Rights/Resources for Workers and Families

  • WashingtonLawHelp.org provides detailed and practical information on rights and benefits related to sick leave, family and medical leave, eviction and housing protection, and unemployment assistance.
  • The Unemployment Law Project has webinars and resources to answer questions about COVID-19 and unemployment benefits.
  • The King County Sheriff’s Office has announced that until further notice, it will not enforce residential or commercial evictions. Evictions may, however, continue to be filed in the King County Superior Court.
  • The Employment Security Department provides detailed information regarding the state’s paid family/medical leave program in response to COVID-19 and has established detailed guides for your situation.
  • Washington Healthplanfinder, the state’s health insurance exchange, has opened a special enrollment period for qualified individuals who are or become uninsured. Some may be eligible for Apple Health (Medicaid).
  • Restaurant Workers Community Foundation has established a COVID-19 Relief Fund that grants direct relief to individual restaurant workers.
  • Artist Trust Relief Fund is providing rapid response grants supporting the critical needs of artists and Artwork Archive is providing financial assistance for artists affected by COVID-19.

Information and Resources for Small Businesses and Non-Profit Organizations


Financial Relief and Grants for Small Businesses


Financial Relief and Grants for Non-Profit Organizations


R&D Funding and Grants for Life Sciences Businesses

  • BIO Summary of CARES Act is an overview of key provisions that relate to life science companies, and provides an initial list of essential businesses with life science and medical supply chain exemptions.
  • The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) of the Department of Health and Human Services received $2B to invest in research and development of vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics to combat COVID-19. BARDA is pursuing the following: vaccines, diagnostics, potential therapeutics, ventilators, immunomodulators or therapeutics targeting lung repair, pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis, and respiratory protective devices.
  • BARDA DRIVe Accelerator provides technical and financial resources to entrepreneurs whose ideas have the potential to transform emergency preparedness, detection, and response. Life Science Washington Institute has been selected as one of 13 sites in the DRIVe Accelerator Network to help identify relevant researchers and companies and connect them with the DRIVe team.
  • Coronavirus Funding Monitor is a centralized portal of current funding opportunities for the research community. It offers a curated list of open funding calls and other support for researchers, non-profit organizations, and commercial organizations, specifically for COVID-19 and coronavirus-related research and treatment.
  • FDA Template for Diagnostics EUA is a COVID-19 Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) template for diagnostic developers, available upon request. Sponsors interested in potential EUA for tests to detect COVID-19 may contact CDRH-EUA-Templates@fda.hhs.gov. COVID-19 molecular assays for mature, FDA-cleared, widely placed devices are of great interest to the FDA.
  • Gates-Wellcome Trust-Mastercard COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator is providing an additional commitment of $150 million in seed funding to accelerate the development of therapeutics for COVID-19. The accelerator aims to identify, assess, develop, and scale up treatments. The foundation will also leverage a portion of its $2.5 billion Strategic Investment Fund, which uses a suite of financial tools to address market failures and incentivize private enterprise to develop affordable and accessible health products.
  • The Division of Innovation and Industrial Partnerships invites U.S.-based small businesses to submit Phase I proposals focused on the development and deployment of new technologies, products, processes, and services with the ability to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Workers and facilities supporting essential research, development, operations and clinical trials, including biotech therapies, are deemed essential.
  • InfoEd Global, a provider of software that supports the Electronic Research Administration, has compiled a library of COVID-19 funding opportunities and resources.

Research and Analysis of COVID-19’s Impact on Small Businesses

Many research institutions and policy groups have published information on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and are providing free access to help business owners understand, assess, and address the problems created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

RAND COVID-19 Research Insights

Brookings Institution

University of Chicago Rustandy Center

Harvard Business Review

此列表旨在提供有助于中小企业主应对COVID-19的相关信息, 并不代表所有可能存在的资源信息。更新时间:2020年7月27。


华盛顿大学创业法律诊所,华盛顿大学Foster商学院与西雅图公共图书馆合作,为创业者,BIPOC群体,LGBTQ+群体,女性所有的小型企业,和非盈利组织提供帮助,旨在帮助企业减小此次新冠肺炎疫情对其造成的影响。

从2020年7月29日起至之后的几个月期间,每两周一次,我们将提供免费线上一对一法律咨询服务。具体时间为周三下午,4点到6点。律师将为创业者,BIPOC群体,LGBTQ+群体,以及女性所有的小型企业,提供公司法,劳动法,和知识产权法相关的法律咨询服务。西雅图公共图书馆参考员也会在现场,帮助提供相关的信息资料查询,索引服务。

您需要登录西雅图公共图书馆官网注册,参与此次活动。如果您有意参与在线咨询,请点击以下链接。相关信息如下:

劳动法在线咨询

知识产权法在线咨询

公司法在线咨询

 

除了免费法律咨询服务,我们还计划于8月和9月为创业者,BIPOC群体,LGBTQ+群体, 以及女性所有的小型企业提供商业谈判技巧培训。请点击如下链接注册参与活动。

联邦政府资源

  • Coronavirus Resources 为应对COVID-19,劳工部发布有关工作场所安全、工资、工时、休假、失业等信息。
  • Plan, Prepare, and Respond to COVID-19 由国家疾病控中心 (CDC) 发布的《企业和雇主应对COVID-19的临时指南》。
  • The Small Business Administration 中小企业管理局 (SBA) 为受COVID-19影响的企业提供灾难贷款和经济伤害贷款。贷款匹配在线工具可将小型企业与SBA批准的贷方直接联系起来。
  • Guidelines on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 针对可能存在的工作场所疫情爆发,劳工部职业安全与健康管理局 (OSHA) 为雇主提供了《COVID-19工作场所准备指南》,指导雇主采取感染防护和工业卫生等措施来应对风险。
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)《家庭优先新冠病毒应对法案》(FFCRA) 规定某些雇主须为受新冠肺炎疫情相关规定原因影响的雇员,提供带薪病假和延长家庭与医疗休假。本法案相关规定于2020年4月2日至2020年12月31日期间适用。
  • The IRS 国税局为减小新冠病毒对企业产生的影响, 现推行带薪家庭假带薪病假税收抵免政策。

华盛顿州政府资源


工作、家庭相关权利和资源

  • WashingtonLawHelp.org 该网站提供了有关病假、家庭和医疗假期、驱逐和住房保护、失业援助等权利和福利方面的详细信息。
  • The Unemployment Law Project 失业法律项目提供了COVID-19和失业福利的在线研讨会和资源。
  • The King County Sheriff’s Office 金县警长办公室宣布,除非另行通知,否则不会强制驱逐民用和商用住户。但是人们依然可以向金县初级法院提起驱逐请求。
  • The Employment Security Department 就业保障部针对COVID-19发布了带薪家庭和医疗假期的详细信息,并提供了一份清晰的指南
  • Washington Healthplanfinder华盛顿州健康保险交易所给没有保险或即将失去保险的个人开设了特殊的登记期限。其中,有些人可能有资格获得Medicaid。
  • Restaurant Workers Community Foundation 餐馆工作人员社区基金会成立了COVID-19救济基金,向餐馆工作人员提供直接救济。
  • Artist Trust Relief Fund 艺术家信托救济基金提供快速响应捐赠,支持艺术家的关键需求。Artwork Archive 该网站为受COVID-19影响的艺术家提供财务援助。

小企业和非营利机构相关信息

小企业的财务救济和补助

  • The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act小企业主CARES法案指南总结了CARES法案涉及小企业的条款,以问答的形式讲解了工薪保护计划贷款 (Paycheck Protection Program) , 小型企业债务纾困计划 (Small Business Debt Relief Program),经济伤害灾难贷款 (Economic Injury Disaster Loans) 和紧急经济伤害补助 (Emergency Economic Injury Grants),小企业咨询和培训、承包契约、税捐条款等。Free webinars西雅图港提供了免费的在线研讨课,帮助小企业理解CARES法案及如何寻求帮助。该网页上有具体的日期、时间及注册信息。
  • Disaster Loan Assistance您可以在中小企业管理局 (SBA) 的灾难贷款援助网页上在线申请并查看申请状况。华盛顿州小企业发展中心 (WSBDC) 也有关于SBA申请流程的网络研讨课和在线培训
  • Restaurant Workers Community Foundation 餐馆工作人员社区基金会成立了COVID-19救济基金,提供无息贷款,帮助餐馆重新营业。
  • The Employee Retention Credit CARES法案中员工保留税收抵免制旨在帮助企业持续发放员工工资。阅读常见问题问答,了解税收抵免雇主资格,抵税执行方法以及工资适用范围等信息。
  • The USPTO 美国专利及商标局现为研发预防和治疗新冠病毒的中小企业,提供免费的快速专利申请通道。专利所有者可以通过公示平台, 发布其与新冠病毒相关的专利并提供专利许可信息。

非营利机构的财务救济和补助


生物医药产业的研发经费和补助


COVID-19对小企业影响的研究与分析

许多研究机构和政策小组发布了针对COVID-19危机的研究报告和评论,并提供了免费的访问渠道,旨在帮助企业主了解、评估并解决COVID-19引发的问题。

兰德公司COVID-19 研究洞察

布鲁金斯学会

芝加哥大学Rustandy社会部门创新中心

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