In the midst of COVID-19, information is constantly changing and evolving - at the local, state, and national level. This page is designed to keep you up-to-date on resources and initiatives that support the work you do.
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- Sign up for our nationwide virtual counseling initiative. Thanks to generous funding from Wells Fargo Foundation, we are excited to announce a virtual counseling initiative that will allow you to give back to the unprecedented amount of Americans who are facing financial hardships, earn some additional money to support your own family, gain free access to a new training course, earn CEUs, and, raise awareness for the value of AFCPE certified professionals!
Visit our FAQ page to learn more and sign up or use these resources help us spread the word!
- If you are an AFCPE Certified Professional, and you offer virtual counseling/coaching services, make sure your name is searchable in our directory. Update your myAFCPE profile and be sure you have completed the “Find an AFCPE Professional Settings” section.
Individuals & Families:
- Find an AFCPE Certified Professional
When you work with an AFCPE certified professional you receive financial education and guidance specific to your unique situation and needs.
As the landscape of the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve and more resources become available, we will continue to update this list.
If you know of a valuable resource that should be added to this list, please email us.
Key directories of state specific resources:
- U.S. Dept. of Labor – Career OneStop: Unemployment Benefits Finder
- U.S. Dept. of Labor – Services by Location
- United Way – COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund
- U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services – SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Coronavirus (COVID-19) (See in particular the COVID-19 Cases in the U.S. Map where clicking on each state will connect to that state’s COVID-19 health department response info & resources)
- 211 – Social Service Resources. Provides individuals and families in need with a shortcut through what can be a bewildering maze of health and human service agency phone numbers.
- Community Action Agency. These private non-profits receive federal funds and often assist with utility payments, rent assistance, and other crisis situations. Oftentimes they have deep roots in the local community and can make a referral when they can’t provide direct assistance.
Resources for Navigating Financial Concerns:
- National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) – Surviving Debt
- NOLO – COVID-19: The Law and Your Legal Rights During the Coronavirus Outbreak
- Federal Trade Commission – Avoid Coronavirus Scams
- American Bankers Association – Tips to Avoid Coronavirus Scams and Protect Your Money
- Free Tax Prep
- Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) – What you need to know about student loans and the coronavirus pandemic
- U.S. Dept. of Education – Federal Student Aid – Coronavirus and Forbearance Info for Students, Borrowers, and Parent
- Economic Impact Payment FAQ for Consumers
- Unemployment and Paid Sick/Paid Leave flowchart from Family Values@Work and NELP
- Coronavirus Credit Card Relief Options
- FDIC – Receiving IRS Economic Impact Payments
- Department of Defense – Policy Changes and Information
- Financial Planning Association – Pro Bono Financial Planning