COVID-19 RESOURCES
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From agency: NORTH ALABAMA CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES
Resource Details
Description 04/27/2021

NORTH ALABAMA CORONAVIRUS TESTING SITES:

Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has set up a hotline for people who are concerned about whether they need to be tested and where testing is available. The COVID-19 24/7 Hotline is 1-888-264-2256.  Call for testing sites and hours of operation near you. 

NORTH ALABAMA CORONAVIRUS VACCINATION SITES:
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has moved to Phase 1B of the Vaccine Allocation Plan. It now includes anyone working or living in congregate settings including but not limited to homeless shelters and group homes. It will now also include people 65 years of age or older.

Visit www.alcovidvaccine.gov to schedule available appointments or see a list of drive-thru & walk-in clinics. Please note that sites have a limited supply of vaccine, as demand continues to greatly exceed the supply provided by the federal government.

To schedule an appointment by telephone you may call the ADPH toll-free phone number at 1-855-566-5333. Telephone calls are answered from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. seven days a week.

STATUS OF INDIVIDUAL $1400 STIMULUS CHECKS:
People wanting to check on the status of their $1400 "stimulus" check can be referred to:
https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment .. then instruct them to read the info and press the blue "get my payment" button half way down the page if appropriate.

(Pressing the blue button brings them to the entry point into the 'government authorized use' section for them to enter their personal data.)
https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment

UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS:
Workers can file for benefits online at www.labor.alabama.gov or by calling 1-866-234-5382.  Online filing is encouraged.  Alabama Department of labor is providing claim statuses online.  https://uiclaimstracker.labor.alabama.gov

EMERGENCY FOOD STAMPS:
Apply online at https://mydhr.alabama.gov or call 334-242-1700.

PANDEMIC EBT: 
https://dhr.alabama.gov/pandemic-ebt-benefits-begin-rolling-out-to-eligible-alabama-students/
800-410-5827   or     PEBT@dhr.alabama.gov

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB GRAN-N-GO FEEDING SITES:
http://bgcnal.com/food

ONLINE SUBSTANCE ABUSE MEETINGS:
join.zoom.us and enter the Meeting ID: 336 810 9650.
Meetings will be held at 2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, meetings will be at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. ‚Äč

Online AA Meetings: http://aahuntsvilleal.com/ 

SMALL BUSINESS LOANS:

You can apply through any existing SBA lender or through any federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union, and Farm Credit System institution that is participating. Other regulated lenders will be available to make these loans once they are approved and enrolled in the program. You should consult with your local lender as to whether it is participating. Visit http://www.sba.gov for a list of SBA lenders.

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE HOTLINE:
Operation Hope is working in conjunction with FEMA and Red Cross to provide financial emergency preparedness and recovery.  Hope Crisis Hotline and virtual counseling centers will help clients mitigate credit issues, develop emergency budgets, communicate with creditors, obtain SBA loans, negotiate with mortgage services for foreclosure prevention.  Services are free of charge.  For assistance 1-888-388-4673 or www.OperationHOPE.org


INTERNET FOR STUDENTS:
  • Comcast: The company is offering Internet Essentials as an affordable way for homes who receive public assistance to get online. The plan is available for about $10 per month. In addition, they are increasing speeds for all customers in response to emergency measures associated with the coronavirus, and new customers receive two months free.http://apply.internetessentials.com
  • Charter/Spectrum: Charter Communications is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students at any service level up to 100 Mbps. Installation fees are also waived. This is only for homes that do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395
  • Mediacom: This ISP is upgrading its low-cost Connect2Compete internet program and offering 60 days of free service for qualifying. Apply online at http://mediacomc2c.com or call 1-855-904-2225..

Grocery Store Employees Relief Fund:
www.unitedway.org/groceryrelief


DEKALB COUNTY:                                                                              
FOOD:
Salvation Army at 256-997-0858

JACKSON COUNTY:                                                                           
FOOD:
Salvation Army 1501 E Willow Street, Scottsboro at 256-259-4320  Mon- Fri 9:00am to 4:15pm

LIMESTONE COUNTY:                                                                       

FOOD: 
Limestone County Churches Involved (LCCI) at 201 North Jefferson Street, Athens at 256-262-0671 Mon- Fri 9am to 11am


MADISON COUNTY:                                                                            
FOOD:
One Generation Away
Our upcoming distribution is on Saturday, April 24th @ Toyota Field (500 Trash Panda Way, Madison)
Distribution will begin at 9:00am. 40,000 lbs of food will be distributed, rain or shine, until all supplies run out.
1 cart of food per car.

Farmers to Families
Food box distribution is happening Wednesday, April 28 beginning at 9:30 AM at Madison City Stadium (211 Celtic Dr. Madison).
We have been extended through the month of May with two more distribution dates.  Food Boxes will be available at Madison City Stadium (211 Celtic Dr. Madison) Wednesday 4/28 and Mondays 5/3 & 5/24 starting at 9:30AM. We have been distributing 1,000-1,200 boxes at each event and running out before noon so come early!!

Each foodbox contains approx 30lbs. of healthy perishable food products such as pre-cooked chicken or pork, dairy products, and assorted fruit and vegetables.
They are available to all families on a first come, first served basis. Families need not show any proof of need or identification.

CHILDCARE: YMCA at 256-319-9622  is offering childcare to essential medical personnel, first responders and grocery store employees.http://www.ymcahuntsville.org/CARE

DONATIONS: http://www.uwmadisoncounty.org

MARSHALL COUNTY:                                                                       
FOODThe Department of Senior Services is diligently working to make sure seniors have food and other necessary items. If you need to reach this department, please call 1-800-243-5463.

MORGAN COUNTY:                                                                            
FOOD: Committee on Church Cooperation 256-355-8893 

DONATIONS: http://www.uwmcal.org/


COVID-19 FUNERAL EXPENSES:
Guidance is being finalized and will be released to potential applicants and community partners as soon as possible. In the meantime, people who have COVID-19 funeral expenses are encouraged to keep and gather documentation.

FEMA will begin accepting applications for Funeral Assistance on Monday, April 12, 2021 through our dedicated call center. For more information go to:  https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance/faq

Who is Eligible?
To be eligible for funeral assistance, you must meet these conditions:
  • The death must have occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
  • The death certificate must indicate the death was attributed to COVID-19.
  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after January 20, 2020.
  • There is no requirement for the deceased person to have been a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien.
How to Apply
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number

Applications begin on April 12, 2021:  844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585
Hours of Operation:   Monday - Friday; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time

If you had COVID-19 funeral expenses, we encourage you to keep and gather documentation. Types of information should include:
  • An official death certificate that attributes the death directly or indirectly to COVID-19 and shows that the death occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
  • Funeral expenses documents (receipts, funeral home contract, etc.) that includes the applicant's name, the deceased person's name, the amount of funeral expenses, and the dates the funeral expenses happened.
  • Proof of funds received from other sources specifically for use toward funeral costs. We are not able to duplicate benefits received from burial or funeral insurance, financial assistance received from voluntary agencies, government agencies, or other sources.
Agency Status Active
Defined coverage areas:
Alabama - De Kalb County
Alabama - Jackson County
Alabama - Limestone County
Alabama - Madison County
Alabama - Marshall County
Alabama - Morgan County
Physical Address
Huntsville AL
35810 United States
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Hours of operation:
Mon: 8:00 4:30
Tue: 8:00 4:30
Wed: 8:00 4:30
Thu: 8:00 4:30
Fri: 8:00 4:30
Contact Information
Phone Hot Line 211
Main Email Address 211@csna.org