PUBLIC HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
In honor of American Heart Month, this week’s public health tip is to focus on self-care! Health is holistic and we encourage you to spend some time prioritizing your well-being. Here is a guide on how you can incorporate more mindful activities into your week, with ways to inspire others to join you!
DHHL RENT RELIEF PROGRAM
The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement is now accepting applications for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Rent Relief Program. The program aims to help Native Hawaiians who need assistance with housing-related expenses incurred during the pandemic. To qualify you must be on the DHHL waiting list with proof of financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. See if you’re eligible and apply online!
WEBINAR: COVID-19 SAFETY FOR HAWAIʻI BUSINESSES
Hawaiʻi Occupational Safety and Health Division (HIOSH) is hosting a free webinar on February 24 at 12:00 p.m. with Alan Yamamoto, program manager at HIOSH will explain employer responsibilities during COVID-19. This includes updating your written safety and health program with COVID-19 policies and procedures. There is no need to register, as the webinar will be streamed on the OneOahu’s Facebook page. If you have any questions, contact Jill Chapman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 808-768-2332.
GET HEALTH COVERAGE FOR 2021
Due to COVID-19, Hawai‘i residents needing health insurance have until May 15 to enroll in Health Insurance Marketplace coverage. Please review your eligibility on this Special Enrollment Period or call 1-800-318-2596 with questions.
EXCLUSIVE PPP LOAN FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AND NONPROFITS
Beginning Wednesday, February 24 at 9 a.m. ET, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will establish a 14-day exclusive Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan application period for businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees. Four additional program changes were announced by President Biden to make access to PPP loans more equitable. Learn more about the changes, or apply for a PPP loan, by clicking here.
SENIOR FARMERS’ MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM
Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program has opened its application period for 2021. This program offers eligible seniors $50 worth of coupons to spend on local produce at participating farms, farmers markets, roadside stands, and CSA programs. Eligible seniors include Hawai‘i residents 60 or older with a max household income of 185% or below the FPL. This printable handout provides more information on how to apply and how the program works.
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