LCCEA COVID-19 Response

We will be sharing tools, requests and tracking forms, and various other resources to support LCCEA members on this page.

Have ideas or concerns? Contact:

OEA Covid Update

NEW!! OEA Relief Funds Open

OEA has now opened the Relief Funds for part-time faculty who suffer class cancellations this term. Could you post a note on the LCCEA-COVID page with a link to the OEA application at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1OGmnyt_dBju21Qo5UhVTf3A1LdqhTfXfj0rKltN8XmQ/viewform?edit_requested=true&pli=1
All part-time faculty who are LCCEA/OEA members and who have had any classes cancelled or hours reduced for Spring are eligible to request up to $1000 from this fund to offset expenses such as rent, food, childcare, other bills, etc.
 

LCCEA Emergency Fund

In order to support our members, LCCEA is making funds available for emergency faculty needs. To request funds please fill out the form at: https://forms.gle/7Exv618xDD9y9uU79

Part-time Faculty Class Cancellation Tracking

If you are part-time and have had a class cancelled or have lost an assignment due to bumping, please use this form. Also, if you are full-time and know of a part-time class cancellation in your department, please use this form so that we can track that information: https://forms.gle/AsprRF2C7vmTH5oK8

OEA Foundation Grants for Students

The OEA foundation offers grants for members to request direct support for their students. All LCCEA members are also OEA members and may access these funds. This is the link: http://oeafoundation.oregoned.org/apply-for-a-grant

LCCEA Sunshine Cards

Faculty members may request that a card be sent to a faculty colleague for life events such as birth, adoption, or death in the family, marriage or domestic partnership, illness, or simply to cheer up or send well wishes a colleague for any reason. To request a card be sent to a colleague, please fill out the form at:  https://forms.gle/bxgustZTbB17L5ZKA

Payroll Protection Program for Small Business Owners and Sole Proprietors. 

Small businesses and sole proprietorships affected by the coronavirus pandemic can apply for loans under the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) beginning TODAY Friday, April 3 2020.

The application can be found here on the Treasury site: https://bit.ly/2xKABF5

Details for borrowers and lenders can be found there too. Treasury urged those in need of funding to apply quickly, noting that the program has a cap and demand is likely to be high.https://bit.ly/39GVYV8

Loan forgiveness is based on the employer’s maintaining or quickly rehiring employees and maintaining salary levels, Treasury said in its overview documents. Forgiveness will be reduced if full-time headcount declines or if salaries and wages decrease.

PPP funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities. Treasury noted that due to likely high demand for the program, at least 75% of the forgiven loan amount must have been used for payroll.

Loan payments will be deferred for six months. No collateral or personal guarantees are required. Neither the government nor lenders will charge small businesses any fees.

An employer who receives a loan under the PPP is not eligible to also claim an employee retention credit under the CARES Act. The employee retention credit gives eligible employers whose business operations are fully or partially suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic a credit against employment taxes equal to 50% of qualified wages (up to $10,000 in wages) for each employee.

PPP Borrower Information Document:  https://bit.ly/2V1LVVg

PPP Lender Information Document: https://bit.ly/3dVjv7W

PPP Loan Application Form: https://bit.ly/2X3SzNv 

Oregon Food Resources Pandemic Webinar

Also, some information about assistance for food insecurity

Oregon’s Food Resources: COVID-19 Pandemic Webinar Series

How do you find the food resources you need during the COVID-19 pandemic?

This upcoming webinar series will answer your questions about food resources during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Join us from 12 P.M. – 12:30 P.M. on each of these days:

Wednesday, April 8th – More about 2-1-1 and how can they help you?

Monday, April 13th – The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Oregon Food Bank Food Finder.

Wednesday, April 15th – OSU Extension Services and Food Hero recipes!

Monday, April 20th – Farmers Markets SNAP Match and other resources.

Link to Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/869177337

Meeting ID: 869 177 337

These webinars will also be live streamed on the OHSU UCEDD Community Partners Council (CPC) Facebook page.

All webinars will be real-time captioned and recorded versions will be available on the OHSU UCEDD website.