Among other items, Council is set to ratify a contract amendment with the Better Business Bureau to administer a total of $25,890,750 in emergency funds through the Austin Small Business Relief Grant, the Austin NonProfit Relief Grant, and the Austin Creative Worker Relief Grant programs to small businesses, nonprofits, and creative workers in need of relief as a result of the pandemic."
Looking for the right way to help your community during the pandemic? Or do you have a volunteer opportunity that you want to list? Visit the city's "How to Help" portal to make a match. The portal includes ways to help from home, donation drives, and active community engagement opportunities.
The city's Economic Development Department reopened the Austin Non-Profit Relief Grant fund to reach additional local nonprofits facing hardships due to the pandemic, and applications are due this week. This $6.35 million fund provides grants of up to $20,000.
In solidarity with Vanessa Guillén's family, Vets for the People are organizing to protest Fort Hood leadership's response to noncombat deaths at the Killeen Army base. Jolt Initiative will be onsite registering voters outside City Hall.
The Texas Conference for Women – the state’s largest professional development conference – is going all virtual this year with keynotes from philanthropist and businesswoman Melinda Gates; producer, actress, and writer Issa Rae, creator and star of HBO's Insecure; National Book Award winner and author Elizabeth Acevedo; and more speakers.
A free community program for qualifying low-income families that focuses on preparing children ages 2-4 for school, while providing their caregivers with the tools to facilitate their child’s development. Classes are offered twice a week in English and Spanish and last one hour.