Resources for NYC Worker Co-ops during COVID-19

  • Last updated July 20, 2020. Have a resource you want to share? Please email with subject title “COVID-19 Resource.”

Health & Safety

Free Safety Planning Consultation | Action Osh Worker Owner Christina Fox is offering free 30 minute consultations on job hazard analyses and safety planning. This is a resource for cooperatives and workers who still have to go out and do essential work right now. To schedule a consultation, please email them at

Up to Date Information from NYC Health

Interim Guidance for Business and Employers | Center for Disease Control

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 | OSHA


Recommend: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) | Requirements | Sample Application | The PPP is a program that is committed to helping employers retain employees through this crisis.  The program provides 100% federally-guaranteed loans and is partially forgivable if used for specific expenses (See list).  As of June 5th, Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act. The bill includes some much needed changes that will help businesses and organizations utilize the funds to meet their needs:
*The covered period of the loan is now extended to 24 weeks or December 31, 2020, whichever is earlier.
*Up to 40% of the loan can be used for eligible non-payroll cost funds
*The repayment terms are now up to 5 years, instead of 2 years.
*Repayment of the unforgivable part of your loan will not start until your lender receives reimbursement for the forgivable parts of your loan

*Payroll tax deferment is allowed for PPP borrowers that receive forgiveness.

Recommend: Cooperative Development Foundation Disaster Fund | The Disaster Recovery Fund helps cooperatives and cooperators get back on their feet after disasters or other emergency hardship situations.

COVID-19 NYC Black Folk Mutual Aid Fund| Organized by Black Youth Project 100, DecrimNY, Black Alliance for Justice Immigration


NYC Small Business Continuity Loan Fund | NYC Small Business Services

Emergency Loan Fund | Shared Capital Cooperative| Is your co-op facing challenges due to COVID-19 business disruption or closure? Shared Capital is offering emergency loans to cooperatives.

Cooperative Fund of New England | COVID-19 Co-op Emergency Fund & Resources | The Cooperative Fund of New England is making available a $1M Emergency Cooperative Enterprise Relief Loan Fund for cooperatives in New England and parts of New York State who are seeing a dramatic loss of customers and revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are also offering a 60-day suspension of payments to our borrowers that are at highest risk and greatest need. If your co-op is struggling as a result of the pandemic, please reach out to us. To support the fund, donate here or request a prospectus.

Other Resources

Mutual Aid NYC | for local emergency support & opportunities to volunteer

Freelancers & Community Resources | Compiled by Cards by De

Database of Localized Resources During COVID 19 Outbreak | Database of Mutual Aid Projects, Funds, Messaging across United States

COVID Emergency Fund | New Economy Coalition

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