Miami COVID-19 Resources
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FarmShare Food Distribution
Drive-thru only food drives in South Florida to help during the COVID-19 shutdown. To get food, attendees must arrive to the locations in a vehicle that has a trunk or cargo bed.
Feeding South Florida
Direct-service programs available for individuals requiring assistance accessing food or applying for benefits. Emergency response info & food distribution sites.
Share Your Heart / Victory for Youth
Food distribution and pick-up for Miami-Dade youth & families.
Free meals for Florida public school students, administered by the Florida Department of Agriculture. Due to COVID-19, this service has been activated to include spring break dates. Distribution varies by district.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
The Food Assistance Program helps people with low-income buy healthy food. Administered through the Florida Department of Children & Families ACCESS Program.
Grocery Delivery & Discounts:
- Albertsons — Delivery is free for your first online order of $30.
- Farmbox Direct — Use coupon code PALEOMOM10 to get 30% off your first order.
- Farm Fresh — Completely customizable shipments of fruits & veggies. Use coupon code ORGANIC to get $15 off your first box.
- Full Circle — Farm-fresh produce to your doorstep. $15 off your first box with coupon code ORGANIC or get $10 off your first four boxes with coupon code ORG40.
- Target — Order groceries online and get it delivered for free. Uses Shipt (4 weeks free).
- Walmart — Walmart Grocery Delivery is free if you sign up for a 15-day trial of Delivery Unlimited.
Augrented: Tenant Rights, Safe Housing & Rental Transparency
National list of of tenant protections during COVID-19 emergency.
Community Justice Project
- Informative video series on the eviction process and emergency tenant protections specific to Miami-Dade County
- CJP’s overall website for legal assistance & housing advocacy.
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Reemployment assistance and COVID-19 FAQ’s.
Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program
Short-term, interest-free loans for small businesses financially impacted by COVID-19.
List of companies in FL hiring during coronavirus pandemic
From the Miami Herald.
Relief for Gig Economy Workers & Freelancers
Article & resource list from Forbes Magazine.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
The Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) program provides cash assistance to families with children under the age of 18 or under age 19 if full time secondary (high school) school students, that meet the technical, income, and asset requirements.
YMCA School’s Out Program
Free childcare for children of essential employees during the crisis (first responders, healthcare workers, city & county staffers).
Lyft / LyftUp Program
Free transportation for essential workers as well as free rides or delivery for access to groceries or medical services.
Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation & Public Works
Miami-Dade Transit is operating on a reduced schedule. Metrorail/Metrobus fares are suspended and parking at transit locations is now free. Passengers should be limited to essential travel.
AT&T Hotspots and Public WiFi
Free for non-customers during the next 60 days.
Comcast “Internet Essentials”
2 months free internet for qualifying low-income new customers impacted by COVID-19
Spectrum / Charter Communications
Customers can access internet service free for 60 days with waived installation fees. Broadband and WiFi are free for families with children in grades K-12 or college students who are homebound due to COVID-19. Call (833) 267-6094 for info.
Xfinity Public WiFi Hotspots
Free for non-customers for the next 60 days.
Special notices from wireless companies:
- AT&T has promised to waive late fees and not terminate the service of any wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business customer who is unable to pay their bills because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
- T-mobile is giving all current T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers unlimited data for the next 60 days (excluding roaming), an additional 20GB of mobile hotspot/tethering service, and free international calling to any country listed as a Level 3 during the pandemic.
- Verizon & Xfinity have agreed to waive late fees and not terminate the service of any customer who can’t pay their bill because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Miami-Dade County Department of Health
Frequent updates including locations & hours for local drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites.
Aid for artists
III Points Miami Artist Initiative
Providing financial assistance to all types of Miami-Dade artists who are struggling to make ends meet while facing the challenges of COVID-19. Grants typically range in amount from approximately $50 – $300.
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19
Artist Relief Project
Anyone pursuing the arts as a career (any discipline, any level of experience) can request financial support from the Artist Relief Project, which will provide applicants on a first-come, first-served basis with a one-time emergency stipend of $200 and free resources and support to pursue alternative economic opportunities.
Artist Relief Tree (ART)
A relief fund for artists affected by cancellations due to COVID-19.
Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
All money raised will be distributed to BIPOC individual artists/teaching artists who have met the requirements as stated in the application form. At this time, the emergency fund is only for arts leaders of color based in the United States.
Audio Assemble PLUGGED IN From-Home Music Festival
A live-streaming music festival employing artists and providing relief during the COVID-19 outbreak. Each setlist gets $200 per performance.
CERF+ Artists Safety Net
In light of the anticipated volume of requests for assistance, for the time-being, CERF+’s emergency relief grants related to COVID-19 will focus on those infected with the virus that require intensive medical care.
COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources
This list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community.
Organized by ConvertKit, this fund helps creators in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund
For musicians who have lost income due to a cancelled gig as a result of the Coronavirus / COVID-19 outbreak.
How Artists and Musicians Can Apply for Coronavirus Relief Funds
Article from the Miami NewTimes.
Jazz Foundation of America: Musicians’ Emergency Fund
Provides housing assistance, pro bono medical care, disaster relief and direct financial support in times of crisis.
A merch sales platform for bands that are being displaced from touring to highlight merch and help offset the lost revenue.
MusiCares (Recording Academy)
To help address the concerns of the industry during this time, we have expanded our services to include lost income due to the cancellation of scheduled gigs or performances due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 precautionary measures
Musicians Foundation CV19 Emergency Aid Grant Program
For professional musicians experiencing coronavirus-related loss of work.
New Music Solidarity Fund
Emergency funds to support freelance artists in the new/creative/improvised music community.
Oolite Arts Relief Fund
Up to $500 for Miami-based visual artists to cover lost income due to the novel Coronavirus.
Rauschenberg Emergency Grants
Provides a one-time grant of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical emergencies.
SheShreds: Supporting Musicians & Live Professionals During COVID-19
A list of resources for musicians, live music professionals, and those who wish to support.
Soze Foundation Artist + Activist Relief Fund
This fund will support artists and activists whose work has been impacted by COVID-19. They will be making $250-$750 grants to selected applicants on an on going basis.
Stratera Arts Emergency Response
Offers an Emergency Response Directory for artists during COVID-19 that covers topics such as advocacy, social justice action, travel/visa information, funding, best practices for online teaching/learning/gathering, etc.
Sweet Relief Musicians’ Fund
Funds raised will go toward medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food, and other vital living expenses to those impacted due to sickness or loss of work.
WomenArts Emergency Funding Resources
Offers a list of emergency funding for artists working in all art forms.
Education & activities
Free audiobooks for kids & teens during school closures.
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Free online yoga lessons for young learners.
Culture Shock Miami
Local arts & culture organizations offering free online experiences.
Free movement & mindfulness games and lesson plans for kids.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Up-to-date resources for distance learning and additional support.
Little Kids Rock: Music Resources for School Closures
Lesson plans with and without instruments, games, technology tools and more.
NPR: List of live virtual concerts
Pineapple Street Studios “Stuck at Home” Podcast
Calling all kids! It’s easy to create and submit your own podcast.
WLRN At-Home Learning
Free weekday public television programming aligned to Florida and Miami-Dade educational standards.