COVID-19 Resources in Alabama

Financial Support for Single Moms In Alabama during COVID-19

Due to the many changes that have come with the covid-19 pandemic, protecting your family is among the top concerns for most single moms. Alabama residents are left worried about the situation, which has reduced access to food, housing, health care, as well as other basic needs. The good news is that Alabama has a bunch of assistance programs meant to support single moms and connect them with the assistance they need to survive the pandemic. This article discusses the resources available for single moms during covid-19.


Alabama Power Foundation

The APF’s work of “spreading the good” can be seen in both large and small communities of Alabama. Through the ABC Trust Community Grant program, the foundation awards non-profits and faith-based organizations up to $500 to help in addressing single moms’ health as well as human service needs. This is especially in response to covid-19 relief efforts and to provide general support regarding the health of low-income single mothers in Alabama.

Requirements
  • Name and address of the organization.
  • Details of the primary contact person.
  • Tax ID number.
  • Summary of the project being funded.
  • Other contributors to the project along with their offers.
  • The project budgeting.
  • Attach the required files.

Find out more at https://powerofgood.com/grant/abc-trust-community-grant/. You can apply for ABC Trust Community Grant at https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_5841?SA=SNA&FID=35080.

Food Assistance

The covid-19 pandemic has led to numerous job losses, which make many single moms, especially those with low income, eligible for public assistance. Alabama work to ensure that single moms get access to free food through a network of food banks, which are responsible for distributing food directly to those eligible for support. Do you want to learn more about food assistance in your area? Well, why don't you contact the food bank near you?

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Formerly known as food stamps, SNAP is a way through which Alabama provides food assistance to single mothers in need. The SNAP benefits come monthly to low-income single mom headed households to enable them to survive and maintain good health. Due to numerous reported cases of job losses, many single moms are eligible for this assistance. Do you want to apply for SNAP? Well, visit https://mydhr.alabama.gov/.

Do you want to apply for SNAP? Well, you can do that through the Department of Human Resources (DHR). Your account is good if it is protected. So, you need to set at least three security questions. Do you experience difficulty in applying for SNAP? Click here for assistance. Are you a senior or a disabled single mother? Get simplified help at https://dhr.alabama.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/DHR-FSD-2198-09-19.pdf.

Alabama Family Assistance

The family assistance program provides temporary financial assistance to single moms with a dependent under 18 child and whose income is considered low.

Eligibility
  • You must be a U.S. citizen and reside in Alabama.
  • You must be unemployed or underemployed.
  • You must have a low income.
  • You must have a child under 18 of age, pregnant, or 18 years and the head of your household.

Check if you are eligible for the Alabama Family Assistance program at https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/1648#Eligibility_Checker.


Disaster Assistance to Single Mom Owned Small Businesses Economically Impacted by Covid-19 Pandemic

The U.S. Small Business Administration offers low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to single moms in Alabama whose small businesses have suffered a substantial economic injury due to Covid-19. The goal is to help those businesses recover from the financial impacts of Covid-19. Single moms qualifying for such loans are awarded up to $2 million to help them meet financial obligations and other operating expenses, which would be difficult to meet without the loan. Disaster loans provide vital economic assistance to help single moms overcome the temporary loss of revenue their businesses are experiencing during the covid-19 pandemic. Find out more at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

Alabama Unemployment Insurance

Alabama unemployment insurance benefits are designed for unemployed single moms. You must meet eligibility requirements to qualify for this temporary financial assistance. To be eligible for Alabama unemployment insurance benefits;

  • You must be unemployed and have worked in the state for 12 months or more.
  • You must be actively looking for employment.
  • You must have earned the minimum wages required.

To check if you are eligible for this program, visit https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/1686#Eligibility_Checker. For more information, please click here.

Covid-19 Emergency Response Grants

The Community Foundation has shifted its focus to grant making to provide support to single moms experiencing difficulties during the covid-19 pandemic. These grants are designed to address the evolving needs of single moms economically impacted by the pandemic. They include:

Adelante Alabama Worker Center

This grant is specifically designed for distressed single mom workers affected by the pandemic and it offers up to $25,000 to those qualified.

Alabama Head Injury Foundation

This program is designed to provide counseling services in areas of mental health to single moms suffering from a head injury. The program offers up to a $7,000 grant.

Alabama Initiative for Independent Journalism

Organizations qualifying for this grant receive up to $15,000 to address income disparities and health-related issues.

Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network

ASAN is designed to support single mom, local farmers, in supplying healthy food to Alabama residents during covid-19. It offers up to $25,000.

Alabama Regional Medical Services

The program provides up to $ 25,000 meant to support homeless single moms with no shelter.