COVID-19 Resources


Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is coordinating all information and updates on the State of Kansas response to the coronavirus. Please consult the KDHE COVID-19 Resource Center for the most up-to-date information. Kansas COVID-19 Response and Recovery Your source for community, family, mental, financial and economic health. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: COVID-19 Resources USDA: COVID-19 Resources USDA: COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide USDA-FSA Kansas Kansas HIRE Fund (Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency Fund): assistance for hospitality businesses from the Kansas Department of Commerce Get Kansas Benefits: website for unemployment assistance from the Kansas Department of Labor Kansas Hero Relief Program: if you’re an essential worker who requires child care, Kansas is offering financial assistance to help your family during the pandemic. COVID-19 Information and Resources for U.S.A. Agricultural Employers and Employees: providing resources for American employers and employees to help guide you to the appropriate information and supports available. Farm Aid COVID-19 Farmer Resilience Initiative Grant Program: Family farmers in Kansas and Missouri can now access much-needed relief from the economic impacts of COVID-19. Farm Aid has partnered with the Kansas Farmers Union Foundation and Missouri Farmers Union to distribute emergency relief grants to help farmers meet household expenses. Families who rely on farming for their income, live in Kansas or Missouri, and are experiencing hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic are encouraged to complete an application.
There is an initial June 15 deadline to apply for a Farm Aid COVID-19 Farmer Resilience Initiative grant and limited funding is available. The application process may reopen if funding remains following the June grant review meeting. Applications will be reviewed by a team of representatives from Kansas Farmers Union, Missouri Farmers Union, Common Ground Producers, Cultivate KC, Kansas Black Farmers Association, and the Kansas Rural Center.
Approval is based on the applicant qualifying as a family farm and demonstrating economic loss. Priority is given to smaller farms that may not have the required data needed to apply for USDA or other federal programs.
Applications are available online at kansasfarmersunion.com/apply/.
Applications can also be completed by phone. Email dteske@nfudc.org or call 785-770-0336 to set up a phone interview. Mail-in applications can be downloaded at kansasfarmersunion.com/farm-aid-guidelines/, and then emailed to kfu.mercedes@gmail.com or printed and mailed to Kansas Farmers Union Foundation, 4377 Wallace Rd, McLouth KS 66054.




Teletherapy Health Care Options


In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Kansas mental health care providers are starting to provide teletherapy options to their clients. Please check the Kansas Mental Health Center Directory for possible teletherapy options near you. Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center Crosswinds Counseling and Wellness Pawnee Mental Health Services Iroquois Center for Human Development





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