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UEDA Community News - April 2020
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UEDA has put together a COVID-19 Resource Document specific to the community and economic development sector, with information for individuals, small businesses and non-profit organizations. Additionally, in early April we published "Breakdown of CARES Act Support for Nonprofits: PPP & EIDL" with information and considerations for each program.

Our Take Root Milwaukee program has been working to push out accurate information related to mortgage relief programs, foreclosure scams, economic impact payments, and rental and eviction resources for tenants and landlords. Feel free to view our
Key Talking Points for each of these areas and use them to spread accurate and up-to-date information to your networks.

The home page and resources page of our 
Bank On Greater Milwaukee website has current information on Economic Impact Payments, current scams to be aware of and how to open a safe and affordable bank account while safer at home orders are in place.
UEDA Member Highlights

The FHLBank Chicago is accepting applications through May 22 for its Community First Capacity Building Grant Program. Nonprofit lenders with a footprint in Illinois and Wisconsin may apply for up to $50,000 in grant funds, through FHLBank Chicago members, to strengthen their financial position, operational efficiency, and/or human capital.

WHEDA is seeking public comment on proposed changes to their tax credit distribution plan, including changes that would increase the positive economic, social and environmental impact of affordable housing projects while improving the competitiveness of rural developments.

Congratulations to the YWCA Southeast Wisconsin on the 25th anniversary of their Circle of Women event!

U.S. Bank has expedited its annual $1 million Market Impact Fund grant program to provide funding for 30 nonprofits across the nation, including Milwaukee's The Business Council, who are responding to the most pressing needs in their communities.

If you are a nonprofit, social enterprise, or government employer with summer internships available, you can post them for free on Jobs That Help.

UpStart Kitchen and volunteer entrepreneurs have been preparing and donating meals to local organizations and churches that serve families facing food insecurity at this time. Consider donating to their efforts if you are able.

WWBIC is hiring a Co-Director for the their VBOC (Veteran’s Business Outreach Center).

UEDA Community

Looking for Take-Out Suggestions?
Consider placing an order with one of our 2020 Carnival Milwaukee restaurant donors! Many are offering curb-side pick-up, delivery and take-out during this time. See what they have to offer here.

House Passes Second Round of Coronavirus Relief Aimed at Small Businesses
Of the $320 billion allocated for PPP, there’s also a $60 billion carve-out for community-based lenders, as well as mid-sized banks, which can better serve smaller businesses and minority-owned firms.
Learn more >>

Milwaukee Common Council Approves 'SafeVote' Program for Fall Election
The Milwaukee Common Council has voted to create a program under which all registered voters in the city would receive an application for an absentee ballot in the mail. The program will provide 300,000 registered voters with a postage-paid return envelope so they can participate in the fall election. Learn more>>

Host Site Needed for Blood Drives
Due to Covid-19, Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin has had to cancel hundreds of blood drives in the coming weeks and months that must be replaced. At the same time, Advocate Aurora Health has also canceled drives throughout their system to focus on Covid-19 response. While Donor Centers are still open and accommodating as many donors as possible, the majority of the blood collected comes from local drives in the community – the same drives that have been canceled. Advocate Aurora Health and Versiti are currently looking for community venues that will commit to hosting blood drives in the weeks and months to come, occasionally on short notice. Organizations interested in setting up a blood drive should contact or
414-219-8930 or 330-607-2791.

Organizations have hosted a variety of timely and helpful webinars. Here a links to a few in case you missed them live.

Small Business & Nonprofit

IFF Partnering with CRF to Bring PPP Loans to Nonprofit Organizations
IFF is partnering with the Community Reinvestment Fund (CRF) to deploy $50 million of P3 loans to Midwest nonprofits. This new partnership brings together a powerful combination of IFF’s nonprofit-focused knowledge and relationships with CRF’s experience as an SBA-qualified lender. If you are a nonprofit who did not receive PPP support through the first round of relief funding, you are encouraged to fill out the application for support ASAP in anticipation of additional funding for the program. Read IFF's recent message for information on how to apply through their new partnership program.

Self-Help Credit Union Seeks to Approve PPP Loans for Small Businesses & Nonprofits
If you know of organizations or businesses that applied and did not receive PPP funding, or still need to apply, contact with Margaret Henningsen at Forward Community Investments ( 
or 414.510.7000) and she will help get you started.

LISC Small Business Relief Grants
Part of LISC’s COVID-19 Rapid Relief & Recovery Fund programs to help business with immediate financial impact due to the pandemic. Applications are open through Tuesday, April 28. Apply Here >>

Small Business Hotline for Spanish Speakers
The Latino Entrepreneurial Network and the Latino Chamber of Commerce of SEW have joined forces to assist businesses dealing with COVID-19 and the complex processes to apply for funding through a dedicated hotline and email. Call 414-888-2270 or email

SURVEY: COVID-19 Effect on Wisconsin’s Nonprofit Sector
In an effort to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Wisconsin nonprofits’ ability to meet their community’s needs, the Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management and Institute for Nonprofit Management at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater have issued a survey to nonprofit leaders that aims to real-time data to government officials, foundations, and other decision-makers about the current economic conditions facing nonprofits and the need for immediate and long-term support.
Learn more and take survey here >>

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

WEBINAR: How To Lead Better Online Meetings
Multiple Dates & Times

Hosting by the Nonprofit Learning Lab, the webinar will help professionals looking for new and effective approaches to adult learning in an online live format. Info & Registration >>

WEBINAR: Managing & Engaging Volunteers During a Crisis
Multiple Dates & Times

Hosting by the Nonprofit Learning Lab, attendees will review online platforms for effectively managing and training volunteers; analyze ways to recruit, interview and screen new volunteers; understand strategies for virtually engaging and retaining volunteers to implement core programs and services; and learn how to effectively communicate and design virtual projects for volunteers. Info & Registration >>

WEBINAR: Financial Resource Discussion with State Agencies
April 27 | 10:30AM-12:00PM

The Center for Financial Security at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in collaboration with the Division of Extension, will host a webinar on timely resources, information, and updates on Wisconsin state agency responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The information and resources provided will be most appropriate for Wisconsin-based practitioners, educators, and those working with the public to address financial issues resulting from COVID-19.
Info & Registration >>

WEBINAR: Housing Insecurity & Response During COVID-19
April 27 | 1:00PM-2:00PM

COVID-19 has taken us into uncharted territory, but one thing is certain: If we do not address housing instability from all angles, there will be a tidal wave of evictions and displacement when current regulations are lifted. Community Advocates Healthy Housing Initiative and other community partners will share the latest information on shared goals of tenants and landlords, and potential next steps to produce more housing stability in uncertain times. Space is limited, Register here>>

WEBINAR: Preserving Public Confidence in the U.S. Banking System in the COVID-19 Era
April 29 | 10:00AM-11:00AM

Hosted by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation the webinar will cover Keeping Your Money Safe: Deposit Insurance; Social Distancing & Mobile Banking Technology; COVID-19 Related Scams; Financial Knowledge Tools: Adults and Home Schooling - Money Smart; Bank and Bank Services Questions: Consumer Response Center and FAQ’s.
Info & Registration >>

WEBINAR: How Will Your Business Adapt to a Post-COVID-19 World?
May 6 | 9:30AM-10:30AM

Panelists Cheyn Crangle (CEO, Margle Media), Elmer Moore (CEO, Scale Up Milwaukee), and Wayne Breitbarth (CEO, Power Formula for LinkedIn Success) will discuss marketing, communications, and sales tactics for small businesses working to adapt to a post-COVID-19 world. Info & Registration >>

WEBINAR: Scenario Planning During Moments of Crisis
May 7 | 2:00PM-3:00PM

Moments of crisis call on leaders to be adaptive, resilient, and proactive. In the free 45-minute webinar Bridgespan will share strategies and tactics to help nonprofit leaders be effective financial and organizational stewards during this moment of uncertainty. Register here>>

WEBINAR: Building Community-Bank Collaborations
May 19 | 10:00AM-11:00AM

Join the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to discuss the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and ways it can support your organization’s work. This second in a four-part CRA webinar series will help you identify financial institution interests that align with your program goals and share strategies that can help you communicate opportunities for banks to meet the needs of small businesses and farms, and low- and moderate-income individuals and communities.
Info & Registration >>

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Member Spotlight

Jobs That Help is the largest job board focused on nonprofit career opportunities in Wisconsin. The site was inspired by Jobs That Serve, the job listings website run by the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee until its closure in 2018. 

Nonprofit, government, and social enterprise employers can 
post jobs and access resumes, and job seekers can easily search for job openings and post their resume, helping mission-driven employers and job seekers find the best match.

Current job openings are listed on the Job Listings page. New openings are published every business day, and thousands of job seekers look for employment opportunities on Jobs That Help each week.

Learn more at
New & Returning
Jobs That Help
JPMorgan Chase

Nonprofit & Governmental
AARP Wisconsin
ArtWorks for Milwaukee

Burleigh Steet CDC

Cardinal Stritch University
City of Milwaukee DCD
Community First
Community Insurance Information Center
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Milwaukee (Aurora)

Data You Can Use
Educators Credit Union
Gateway to Milwaukee

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Greater Milwaukee Committee
Harbor District
Latino Chamber of Commerce
Layton Boulevard West Neighbors
LISC Milwaukee

Menomonee Valley Partners
Metro Milwaukee Fair Housing Council
Milwaukee 7
Milwaukee Christian Center
Milwaukee County Economic Development
Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity
Milwaukee Preservation Alliance
My Choice Family Care
Outpost Natural Foods
PRISM Economic Development Corp.
Public Allies Milwaukee

Sherman Park Neighborhood Assn.
The Business Council
TMG Wisconsin

United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
Urban Strategies, Inc.
Walnut Way Conservation Corp.
Wisconsin Community Services

WI Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection
WI LGBT Chamber of Commerce
WI Partnership for Housing Development
WI Veterans Chamber of Commerce

YWCA Southeast Wisconsin

Small Business
Center for Public Skills Training
Diverse Dining
P3 Development Group

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Associated Bank, NA
BMO Harris Bank
Forward Community Investments

Johnson Bank
Landmark Credit Union

Town Bank
U.S. Bank

AT&T Wisconsin

Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
JPMorgan Chase
Outpost Natural Foods

Individual Members
Barbara Markoff
Carol Maria
Gary Korb

George Calaway
Howard Green
Ihsan Atta
James Hill
Julia O'Connor

Kurt Paulson

Leo Ries
Marcus White
Matt Richardson
Melody Berry

Nathan Guequierre
Pat Mueller

Rusty Borkin
Steve Chernof

Susan Lloyd
Become a UEDA Member TODAY!

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