Sunday Resource Roundup

SUNDAY RESOURCE ROUNDUP

(Assistance, County Services, Events, Local Government, Schools/Education, State/National Government, Transportation, Utilities, Youth Assistance/Childcare)

Welcome to Sunday Resource Roundup with the Ledger Dispatch “Support Local” listings. A FREE list of goods and services, updated daily, and available to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Goods and services are listed for both Amador & Calaveras Counties. Sunday Resource Roundup highlights resources available for unemployment, childcare, education, local government contacts and more, to help us all maneuver through the COVID-19 pandemic.

The “Support Local” list can be found pinned to the top of our Facebook page, on our website, under the “Support Local” tab, and in our Friday print editions of the Ledger Dispatch. Print space is limited so full a list may not be printed each week. However, all “Support Local” listings can be viewed in our print editions using the FREE Ledger Dispatch app (available in the Apple Store or Google Play Store). Use the app to scan the “Support Local” image that includes the LD app cellphone logo, and it will take you directly to the full listing on our website.

*Directions on how to submit a FREE listing can be found at the bottom of this list.

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ASSISTANCE:

• EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT (EDD): The EDD provides a variety of support services to both employees and employers impacted by COVID-19 in California. Assistants is available to employers, caregivers, sick or quarantined individuals, parents out of work due to school closures and lack of childcare, self-employed workers, and those facing reduced work hours. For faster and more convenient access to these services, you are encouraged use online options at: https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm.

What Type of Unemployment Benefits Do You Qualify For & How to Apply:

• An unemployment benefits guide is available to help you through the process of applying for UI benefits at https://unemployment.edd.ca.gov/guide

Most individuals can use EDD self-service tools to get answers to specific questions.

For the latest news, FAQs, and resources for workers and employers visit: http://bit.ly/EDDCOVIDResources

For information that guides you through the claim filing process: https://bit.ly/FileUIClaim

• Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program — The Employment Development Department began accepting online applications today, Tuesday, April 28, 2020. 

The PUA benefits are payable if you don’t qualify for regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits in California or another state and also do not qualify for state Disability Insurance or Paid Family Leave benefits. 

This includes:

• Business owners

• Self-employed individuals

• Independent contractors

You can also be eligible if you qualified for regular UI benefits, but have already collected all of those benefits.

For more info about PUA, visit https://bit.ly/PUAEDD

For frequently asked questions about PUA, visit https://bit.ly/EDDPUAFAQs.

• Jackson – VICTORY VILLAGE VETERANS CENTER: We are providing services and assistance to veterans and their family members. We can provide services remotely via telephone or email. Our office door is locked but we can be reached via the Ring system outside our office door Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. We are accepting applications for our Veteran Transitional Housing Program. With the cancelation of Dandelion Days & postponement of our first benefit dinner, we are in need of monetary support from our community. We are raffling $50 Bistro49 gift cards throughout the Month of April and May. To participate, please visit: http://www.vvvets.org/events/charityraffle. We are not accepting food donations at this time unless the food is prepared in a commercial kitchen with properly implemented ServSafe Food Preparation procedures. Visit us online at www.victoryvillagevets.org. Located at 12408 Kennedy Flat Rd., Jackson. Call (209) 223-2286 or email: info@vvvets.org

• SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA): Offers Disaster Assistance to California Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19): Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339.

• COVERED CALIFORNIA: Resources are available to get information and apply for low or no cost health, dental and vision insurance. Visit www.coveredca.com for more details. 

• Amador County - AMADOR COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL: We have a number of resources for artists and arts organizations experiencing economic impacts as a result of this disaster. Call (209) 256-8166 or email: amadorarts@gmail.com for additional information.

• AMADOR TUOLUMNE COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY: Need help with Housing, Food or Energy Bills? We are here to serve you during these difficult times. For info and contacts, visit us at www.atcaa.org. The ATCAA Service Center in Jackson can be reached by calling (209) 223-1485 and in Sonora by calling (209) 533-1397, Monday through Thursday from 9am until 4pm. 

• EMERGENCY FUNDS FOR WRITERS/JOURNALISTS: Visit www.authorspublish.com/emergency-funds-for-writers for a list of 16 possible emergency funds for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, plays, and for translators, freelance writers and journalists. Most have geographic restrictions; many are for US writers or creators, and a few don’t specify if there are any citizenship or residency requirements. Some have deadlines, some are on an ongoing basis, and a few are on a first-come-first-served basis. Some are specific funds set up for the current health crisis.

• The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act: The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain non- profits and other employers. For more information, please visit www.sbc.senate.gov about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address these needs, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of SBA. To keep up to date on when these programs become available, please stay in contact with your local Small Business Administration (SBA) District Office, which you can locate at https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/ca/citrus-heights

• The Amador County Victim Witness Bureau in the District Attorney’s Office and Operation Care have partnered to bring a message of hope to the most vulnerable in our community, our Elder population, at risk children and victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. If you need help, please call one of our offices and we will assist you in getting the resources you need. Shelter in place does not mean you must stay in a home where you are being abused. You are not alone, we can help!

~ OPERATION CARE: 24/7 crisis line, call (209) 223-8600 or Email: info@operationcare.org.

~ VICTIM WITNESS ASSISTANCE BUREAU: Call (209) 223-6474 or email: amadorda@amadorgov.org.

• AMADOR COUNTY HOMELESS TASK FORCE/OUTREACH: View on Facebook for updates. Call (209) 283-0142. 

• U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Visit www.uschamber.com for a full listing of resources available for small businesses. Located at 1615 H Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20062-2000. Phone: Main Number: (202) 659-6000 / Small Business Customer Service: 1-800-638-6582. 

• CALIFORNIA CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESPONSE: List of Do’s & Don’ts. Resources for education, taxes, workers, employers, health care, housing & homelessness. Visit www.covid19.ca.gov.

• CALAVERAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES: Assistance with food, medical, and cash. Programs: Veterans Services, Senior Peer Program, and Adult Protective ServicesWalk-in services not available. Call (209) 754-6448, Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm. 

• Amador County – NON-EMERGENCY DISPATCH: Call (209) 223-6513. 

• Amador County – EMERGENCY AND CRIMES IN PROGRESS: Call 9-1-1 or (209) 223-1235. 

COUNTY SERVICES:

(List updated May 3, 2020. Call before you go.)

• Amador County - BURN PERMITS: There will be NO burn permits issued for walk-in customers. We will process all burn permits via mail only. Fill out the form and mail it back with the corresponding payment. More information and the burn permit form, can be found at: https://www.amadorgov.org/services/amador-air-district. If an email is provided, we will email you your burn permit. Always call (209) 223-6246 before lighting any outdoor fire. The burn line recording gets updated daily between 4pm-5pm.

*COVID-19 IINFORMATION – See the “Wellness Wednesday – Support Local” listing at:

LOCAL GOVERNMENT:

• Amador County ~ website: www.amadorgov.org / Board of Supervisors phone: (209) 223-6470

• City of Plymouth ~ For recent updates, please visit www.cityofplymouth.org for the latest information. Call (209) 245-6941 or email: info@cityofplymouth.org for any questions. 

ADDITIONAL CONTACTS:

~ Mayor White - Director of Emergency Services, call (209) 245-6941 

~ Vice Mayor Amoruso - Vice Director of Emergency Services, call (209) 304-0007

~ Rex Osborn - City Manager & Plymouth Incident Commander, call (209) 456-7297 or email: RexO@cityofplymouth.org

• City of Sutter Creek ~ For the latest updates, visit www.cityofsuttercreek.org. Call (209)267-5647 or email info@cityofsuttercreek.org for any questions. 

• City of Ione ~ For recent updates, visit www.ione-ca.com. Call (209) 274-9200 or email Jon Hanken, City Manager at jhanken@ione-ca.com

• City of Jackson ~ For the latest updates, visit https://ci.jackson.ca.us. Call (209) 223-1646 or email cinfo@ci.jackson.ca.us for any questions.

• Amador City Hall ~ For recent updates, visit www.amador-city.com. Call (209) 267-0682 or email cityclerk@amadorcity.net for any questions. 

*MEDICAL SERVICES/EMERGENCIES/MENTAL HEALTH - See the “Wellness Wednesday – Support Local” listing at:

SCHOOLS/EDUCATION:

(List updated May 3, 2020. Call before you go.)

• All ACUSD schools (Amador County) sites remain closed and students will remain on Distance Learning for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. For more information please visit www.amadorcoe.org or call (209) 223-1750. Please watch for communication from your student’s school/teacher for distance learning. 

• ACUSD CANCELED/POSTPONED EVENTS:  

~ Preschool Developmental Screen Day – Postponed (March 31st original date)

~ Kick-Off to Kindergarten – Canceled (6 original days in April)

~ 22nd Annual CELEBRATE OUR CHILDREN – Canceled (April 25 original date) 

• ACUSD – Distance Learning Food Services Program: CHILDREN DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT WHEN PICKING UP MEALS. PLEASE STAY IN LINE, IN YOUR CAR. Meals are for pickup only and may not be consumed on campus. This service is for any student/family who would like help with meals. Meal service pickup is available Monday through Friday at all locations listed. One lunch for that day and one breakfast, for the following day, will be provided. 

~ Meal service pickup at school sites - 11am to 1pm: Amador High School, Argonaut High School, Ione Jr High School, Plymouth Elementary, Pine Grove Elementary, Pioneer Elementary

~ ACUSD transportation will be sitting at the following additional locations for meal service pickup - 11am to 11:30am: Mace Meadows Golf Course, River Pines Store, Downtown Fiddletown, The Oaks -AND- 11:45am to 12:15pm: The Blues in Camanche Village

~ School Holidays: No meal service on school holidays. Meal services and meal boxes will be arranged/distributed accordingly.

~ Families are urged to call the local Interfaith Food Bank at (209) 267-9006 or ask about food bank boxes when picking up meals. Due to Federal regulations, Interfaith Food Bank can only give out food boxes via ACUSD Food Services, two times per month. They are working with the food bank to distribute food boxes with student meal services, on the second and fourth Friday of each month. 

*Please note the Interfaith Food Bank meal boxes are in addition to the ACUSD Food Services Meal Program. For meal services, you will receive 1 sack lunch + 1 breakfast per child from the school daily, and if you have signed up for a meal box, every two weeks you will receive a meal box that contains enough food for two weeks. In order to receive the food boxes, you must contact the Food Bank or inquire about the food boxes with the school, when picking up your ACUSD meals.

~ For questions about the meal services listed above, please call Michael Pingree, Food Service Director (209) 257-7792. 

~ Families in need of food assistance, outside of the school meal services offered above, please contact The INTERFAITH FOOD BANK at (209) 267-9006.

• All CCOE schools (Calaveras County) sites remain closed and students will remain on Distance Learning for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. For updates, please visit www.ccoe.k12.ca.us or call (209) 736-4662. 

• CCOE Distance Learning & Food Services: Visit each District's webpage for updated information - please note that you will need to scroll down each page to find the links to information on meals, distance learning, etc. 

~ CUSD LUNCH & Homework Packet Distribution: Updated on 3/31/2020 per email by CUSD Superintendent Mark Campbell - Meals starting next week will be provided to all students who can access them (to the best of our ability). Meals will be provided between 11:00-1:00 at all elementary sites as well as delivered to designated bus stops using district vans. Visit: http://cusd.custudents.net/.

~ Mark Twain Unified Elementary School District: https://www.mtwain.k12.ca.us

~ Vallecito Union School District: https://www.vallecitok12.com/apps/news/article/118593

~ Bret Harte Union High School District: https://bhhs-bhuhsd-ca.schoolloop.com/

• AMADOR COLLEGE CONNECT: Closed to walk-in traffic until the Stay-at-Home Order has been lifted. Staff will continue to be available by phone and email. Appointments are available for video conference using various platforms such as Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, etc. Office Hours: Tues./ Wed./Fri. 9am-1pm & Mon./Tues./Thurs. 4pm-8pm. Visit us online at www.amadorcollegeconnect.org. Call (209) 217-8239 or email: info@amadorcollegeconnect.org.  

STATE/NATIONAL GOVERNMENT: 

• California Department of Motor Vehicles: phone: (800) 777-0133 / website: www.dmv.ca.gov.

TRANSPORTATION: 

(List updated May 3, 2020. Call before you go.)

• Jackson – AMADOR TRANSIT: Seniors, students, tourists, business individuals and families, let us find a comfortable ride for you. We have reduced services to focus on necessary transport like medical, grocery and employment trips. Visit us online at www.amadortransit.com. Located at 11400 American Legion Dr., Jackson. Call (209) 267-9395 or Toll Free (877) 704-4297 and ask for April or Wendy.

• Calaveras County - CALAVERAS CONNECT: Effective March 30, 2020, until further notice, buses will move to On-Demand service only, with deviations within ¾ mile of normal fixed routes. Transportation will be provided for essential trips only. These service changes are being implemented with regard to the best interest of the public, as it will help riders and employees avoid large crowds, allow for social distancing and aid in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Please visit www.CalaverasConnect.org for more information. Call customer service at (209) 754-4450 to arrange for transportation, and with any questions you may have.

UTILITIES:

(List updated May 3, 2020. Call before you go.)

• Amador County - ACES WASTE: We will continue to provide Amador County with critical sanitation services, with some modifications. Orange Bag Service for recycling pickup will be suspended and Orange Bags will not be distributed beginning Monday, March 30, 2020, due to the manual handling necessary during pickup and at the Transfer Station. Orange Bag customers may drop their recycling at either Transfer Station free of charge. Recycle Carts, Trash and Yard Waste curbside pickup service will continue as usual. However, drivers will not pick up any “extra” items that are placed outside of a container. Transfer Stations in Pine Grove and Buena Vista are open. Operators will not be able to help unload. Transfer Station hours at Buena Vista (Ione) are: Mon-Sun, 9am–5pm & at Pine Grove: Tues–Sat, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm). Restrooms are closed to the public. Please maintain social distance and limit in-person interactions with staff and truck drivers. The business office is currently closed to the public until further notice. Customers are encouraged to pay their bills by mail, online and over the phone. If on-site payment is necessary, lockboxes are located for payment drop-off at both the Buena Vista (6500 Buena Vista Rd., Ione) and Pine Grove (19801 Berry St., Pine Grove) locations. Visit us online at www.aceswaste.com. Please call or email us if you have questions or concerns about your service. Office hours: M–F, 9am-12pm & 1pm–4pm. Email us at info@ACESWaste.com. Call (209) 274-2237. 

YOUTH ASSISTANCE & CHILDCARE: 

(List updated May 3, 2020. Call before you go.)

• THE RESOURCE CONNECTION – Childcare Resource & Referral Services: The Resource Connection is a 32-year-old Amador and Calaveras based nonprofit organization providing services and programs in three critical areas: children and families, nutrition, and prevention and intervention. If you need assistance finding childcare, visit www.trcac.org. Calaveras call (209) 754-1075 ext. 107. Amador call (209) 223-1624 ext. 204. For either county, call (209) 754 1075 ext. 106. Phone calls will be answered within 24 hours. 

• THE AMADOR PREGNANCY & FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER is now extending diaper and baby wipes supplies to the public. They have diapers in all sizes, pull-ups and baby wipes. They are operating under a locked door policy - you must call ahead of your arrival. Open to serve one person at a time and then disinfect between visits. They request that you consider a donation for the supplies so they can restock once this crisis is over. Located at 1001 Broadway, Suite 102, Jackson. Call (209) 223-3813.

DID YOU FIND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR? SEARCH OUR DAILY SUPPORT LOCAL

CATEGORIES:

• MARKET MONDAY (Food Assistance, Gas Stations, Grocery, Liquor Stores)

• GIVING TUESDAY (Nonprofits)

• WELLNESS WEDNESDAY (Animals/Pets, Churches, COVID-19 Information, Fitness Centers, Medical Services/Emergencies/Mental Health, Pharmacies, Wisdom & Wellness Centers) 

• THIRSTY THURSDAY (Wineries/Breweries)

• SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY (Automotive, Business Services, Cleaning Services, Entertainment/Outdoor Recreation/Lodging, Retail)

*SUBMIT YOUR LISTING:

Email your listing to: mrabaino@ledger.news with the subject line "Support Local," or call (209) 223-8761 with any questions. *Deadline submission for our Friday print edition is Tuesday by 4 p.m. each week. Advertising on the “Support Local” list includes our social media pages, website and print editions, and is a service we are providing FREE of charge throughout the duration of the “Stay-At-Home” Order issued by the Governor. 

GET BOTH THE FREE BUSINESS DIRECTORY LISTING PLUS AN AD. Inform your customers of your new operating procedures, sales & promotions! Include hours & days of operation, services available, current operating guidelines such as half capacity, revised menus, masks required, curbside & other delivery options, sales & promotions, etc. This is a 4-week listing, guaranteed to be published in every Friday print edition and shared on our Facebook page. This is a custom ad, that will include a logo and border. To place a Support Local Stimulus Package ad, please contact our Advertising Team at (209) 223-8761 and ask for Beth, Patty, or Mica. *Deadline submission for our Friday print edition is Tuesday by 4 p.m. each week. 

Due to the length of the list, we cannot guarantee every listing will be in every print edition. Space and ink are limited. Portions of the list may be printed in our Friday edition of the Ledger Dispatch. However, all listings can be viewed in our print editions using the Ledger Dispatch app. All listings will be posted on our website and social media ASAP.

PLEASE send updated information if things change, so we may keep our list updated for your customers! We do ask that the information in your free listing be as long term as possible. Things are changing for us all daily during this pandemic, so we understand if operations change, however, we cannot list short term sales, hours that change daily, holiday specials, etc., as our staff and time are limited.

FOR THE FREE “SUPPORT LOCAL” LISITNG, WE ASK THAT YOU FOLLOW ALL THE SAFETY & HEALTH PROTOCOLS IN THE STAY-AT-HOME ORDER. #FLATTENTHECURVE

Tough times come and go, but our home, this community, will rise above it – together. We hope you consider our FREE offer, and if there is anything else we can do, know we are in it with you.

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