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Hawai‘i’s Guide to the COVID-19 Relief Plan

March 13, 2021, 3:43 PM HST
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A new comprehensive guide to help Hawai‘i families, workers, and small businesses navigate federal COVID-19 relief resources and programs has been authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act.

At Least $6.1 billion is coming to the state, which funds a new grant program for restaurants and expands child tax credit. U.S. Senator Brian Schatz has posted the guide on his website here. The American Rescue Plan Act was passed by the Senate on March 6 and was signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11.

If you’ve lost your job, can’t make rent, or need help keeping your businesses afloat, I encourage you to visit our website to learn more about the latest federal resources and programs,” Schatz said. “As more federal assistance becomes available, we’ll keep updating the guide so that you have more information about the relief available to you.”

The guide includes details on eligibility, coverage, and directions on how to access dozens of new and existing federal relief programs ­— including unemployment benefits, direct cash payments, rent and mortgage assistance, tax relief, small business grants and loans, emergency paid sick leave, and more. The guide also includes specific guidance to help seniors, veterans, college students, farmers and fishers, educational institutions, and local governments access federal relief.

Schatz’s comprehensive COVID-19 federal resource guide will continuously be updated to reflect the most recent information and to help answer frequently asked questions. The full guide, including links to pages about the individual programs, can be found below and is available at schatz.senate.gov/coronavirus.

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Click on the links below for more on the following information:

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Unemployment assistance

Renters and homeowners

Small businesses

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Direct payments to individuals

Health resources

Health and nutrition programs

Tax relief

Emergency paid leave: If you’re an employee, click here; if you’re an employer, click here.

Veterans

Labor unions

Schools

Independent contractors

Federal workers and contractors

Seniors 

College students

Agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries: Click here if you are an agriculture worker, and click here if you are an aquaculture or fishery worker.

Broadband access

Nonprofits

Arts and humanities

State and local governments

Financial institutions

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