Coronavirus Community Resources
COVID-19 VACCINE RESOURCES
The COVID-19 vaccine is one of our best tools to crush this virus, get Nevadans back to work, and help our schools transition safely to in-person learning. As vaccine production ramps up, it will gradually become available to more people and available at more locations throughout Southern Nevada. Please see the links below for more information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.
ABOUT THE COVID-19 VACCINE
COVID Vaccine Facts
Where, when, and who can get the vaccine?
Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline
Southern Nevada Health District
City of North Las Vegas (residents only)
Smith's Food & Drug
Raley's – Tonopah
Contact: (775) 684-0350 or (702) 486-0350
Information: Apply for unemployment insurance benefits at UI.NV.gov or contact our office at 702-963-9360 for more info.
SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES
Paycheck Protection Program
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis.
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program
The Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant program includes $15 billion in grants to shuttered independent entertainment venues and tourist attractions, to be administered by the SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance.
Pandemic Emergency Technical Support (PETS) Grants
This program helps eligible businesses invest in personal protective equipment and other technical resources in order to safely reopen and continue operations
North Las Vegas Economic Aid Supporting Establishments (EASE) Grants
The NLVCares EASE Fund provides approved businesses wiht a grant equal to three months of their current commercial rent (capped at $50,000), which can be used for any regular business expense. Applications accepted until March 22, 2021.
Other Small Business Funding Opportunities & Assistance Programs
ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENTS (STIMULUS CHECKS)
Visit www.IRS.gov/eip to get the status of your payment or find other assistance.
Nevada Free Taxes Coalition
Nevada Free Taxes Coalition’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides FREE income tax assistance to individuals and families with a household income less than $57,000 per year. Learn more at www.NVFreeTaxes.org.
RESOURCES FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES
Clark County Economic Opportunity Board
The Clark County Economic Opportunity Board administers programs to improve economic self-sufficiency and empowerment for low-income individuals and families. Learn more at https://eobcapsnv.org/
Information: President Biden has directed the Department of Health and Human Services to allow individuals to enroll in coverage through www.Healthcare.gov from Feb. 15 – May 15, 2021.
NEVADA HEALTH LINK
Information: Open enrollment for health coverage through www.NevadaHealthLink.com will be available from Feb. 15 – May 15, 2021
COVID-19 INFORMATION, TESTING, AND RESOURCES
Nevada Health Response
Information: Learn about coronavirus mitigation, testing, and statistics at www.nvhealthresponse.nv.gov .
Esta En Tus Manos
Información: Obtenga información sobre la prevención, las pruebas y los recursos del coronavirus en https://estaentusmanosnevada.com/
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Information: Nevada 211, a program of the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services helps connect Nevadans with mental health services and other public resources in times of need. Learn more at https://www.nevada211.org/mental-health-services/
CHILDREN'S DENTAL CARE
Liberty Dental Plan
Information: This program offers a no-cost opportunity for every child enrolled in Nevada Medicaid through LIBERTY Dental Plan to schedule a virtual check-up with a dental professional. Children will also receive a home kit to stop tooth decay and make teeth strong. Learn more at www.nevadaoralhealth.org.
Information: Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Southwest Gas has suspended disconnections for non-payment until further notice.
Information: NV Energy is temporarily suspending disconnections for non-payment and will waive deposits and fees for late payments. They will also provide payment plans as needed.
LAS VEGAS VALLEY WATER DISTRICT
Information: LVVWD has resumed normal billing collections and processes for delinquent and past due accounts. However, they are willing to make payment arrangements for customers experience financial hardship.
CITY OF NORTH LAS VEGAS – WATER
Information: The City of North Las Vegas has suspended disconnections due to non-payment, but encourages customers to contact them regarding available payment plans and programs.
GREAT BASIN WATER CO.
Information: The company has suspended disconnections due to non-payment, but encourages customers to contact them regarding available payment plans and programs.
INTERNET AND CONNECTIVITY
Information: Cox Communications is suspending late fees and extending payment relief options for customers in the company’s low-cost internet program Connect2Compete who express an inability to pay due to pandemic hardships. This commitment is currently in effect through June 30, 2021
FOOD & NUTRITION ASSISTANCE
SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)
SNAP helps low-income families buy nutritious foods from approved grocery stores. If your family is struggling to put food on the table during these difficult times, apply at https://accessnevada.dwss.nv.gov/public/landing-page.
Information: Three Square is expanding the number of emergency food distribution locations. Find a location at https://www.threesquare.org/find-a-pantry
FREE MEALS FOR CCSD STUDENTS
Contact: 702-799-CCSD or visit https://ccsd.nutrislice.com/menu/
Information: The Clark County School District (CCSD) will continue providing breakfast and lunch to students during the closure of our schools. Visit ccsd.nutrislice.com for your nearest distribution center.
INFANT AND TODDLER ASSISTANCE
Contact: Individual organizations below
Information: The below organizations are offering free supplies such as diapers, baby formula, food, and infant clothing.
- United Labor Agency of Nevada (ULAN): 702-648-3500
- St. Jude's Ranch for Children: 702-436-1624
- Lutheran Social Services of Nevada: 702-639-1730
- HELP of Southern Nevada: 702-369-4357
EVICTION PROTECTION & ASSISTANCE
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
Information: President Biden's eviction moratorium halts many evictions through March 31, 2021, but protection is NOT automatic. To qualify for eviction protection, tenants must complete a declaration form and give it to their landlord. Learn more from the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada:
The CARES Act provides financial assistance for renters experiencing financial hardship or loss of income due to the COVID-19 national emergency. Payments are made directly to the landlord. Apply using the links below.
Clark County: www.chap.clarkcountynv.gov
Rural Nevada: https://nvrural.org/renter-services/covid/
MORTGAGE FORBEARANCE & FORECLOSURE
The CARES Act provides a mortgage payment forbearance option for all borrowers who, either directly or indirectly, suffer financial hardship due to the COVID-19 national emergency. Furthermore, the foreclosure moratorium on all government-backed home loans is extended to March 31, 2021
FHA, VA, or other government-backed home loans
All other home loans
REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
Fixed Route Transit Service
Information: Paratransit service is a shared-ride, door-to-door program available for those who are functionally unable to independently use the RTC’s fixed-route transit system either all of the time, temporarily or under certain circumstances.
FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS
Information: In accordance with President Biden’s executive order signed on Jan. 20, 2021, payments on federal student loans are suspended and will not accrue interest through Sept. 30, 2021.
SOUTHERN NEVADA LEGAL AID CENTER
Contact: 702-386-1070 or email@example.com
UNLV IMMIGRATION LAW CLINIC
LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR MILITARY AND VETERANS
Contact: 775-684-1100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Information: Members of the military, veterans, and their families have access to free legal assistance through Attorney General Aaron Ford’s Office of Military Legal Assistance program. This program pairs military service members in need of legal assistance with pro bono private legal counsel for civil matters.