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We hope you are staying safe and well, following the recommendations of health professionals. For the latest national and regional updates, visit the National Institutes of Health page.
 
A reminder that today’s report and application deadline was moved to Friday, April 10. We know that the current circumstances may make it difficult to share programming plans, present accurate financial projections, know timelines for outcomes, etc. We are relaxing the requirements for these forms; grantees, please see your email for more details from program staff.
 
We want to assure grantees that we are honoring all existing grant commitments for 2020. We are working out the specifics of how to address this and considering other ways we can be of assistance by program area and region. Stay tuned for more details.
 
As you’ve likely heard, the federal government is passing laws to deal with COVID-19, some of which impact non-profits. The National Council of Nonprofits has provided an overview. You can check with your specific membership group for more details: We have started compiling a list of resources nationally, regionally, and specific to each of our program areas. If you have any information to add, please email sclark@gddf.org.
 
We are also compiling a list of virtual performances and other ways arts and collections organizations are remaining creative while being physically distanced. If you have anything to add, please email cmorell@gddf.org for Chicago region events, and aholcombe@gddf.org for Lowcountry events.

This just in, Chicago Program Officer, Ellen Placey Wadey, was on WLS-AM discussing how to support the arts sector during this time - listen in here
 
Take care, and please be encouraged to stay in touch with your primary GDDF staff contact. Working remotely during normal business hours, we are available by email.
GDDF COVID-19 Updates
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