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Here’s how to apply for Philadelphia’s COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund civic

Mar. 23, 2020 2:43 pm

Here’s how to apply for Philadelphia’s COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund

Businesses that employ low-income individuals, have been in operation for more than two years and have a likelihood of surviving the pandemic will be prioritized, the City said.
Penn Medicine released a digital tool to help hospitals with COVID-19 capacity planning civic

Mar. 17, 2020 1:29 pm

Penn Medicine released a digital tool to help hospitals with COVID-19 capacity planning

The open-source project can be adapted to fit hospital populations anywhere.
These are Philly’s new, temporary restrictions on local biz activity to limit COVID-19 spread civic

Mar. 16, 2020 3:00 pm

These are Philly’s new, temporary restrictions on local biz activity to limit COVID-19 spread

Starting at 5 p.m. on March 16, all non-essential businesses will close until at least March 27. Plus, the City of Philadelphia launched a survey about how the business community is being affected.
How the City uses its text alert system to keep residents informed during a public health crisis civic

Mar. 16, 2020 1:33 pm

How the City uses its text alert system to keep residents informed during a public health crisis

More than 30,000 residents have signed up to receive up-to-date information about Philly's COVID-19 response.
City of Philadelphia is prohibiting events with more than 1,000 people for COVID-19 containment civic

Mar. 12, 2020 4:52 pm

City of Philadelphia is prohibiting events with more than 1,000 people for COVID-19 containment

And it strongly suggests organizers of events of 250 people or more cancel, too.
How 4 Philly nonprofits are using Digital Literacy Alliance grants to increase census participation civic

Mar. 11, 2020 1:00 pm

How 4 Philly nonprofits are using Digital Literacy Alliance grants to increase census participation

The city’s Office of Innovation and Technology awarded its 2019 grants to organizations using tech get hard-to-reach Philadelphians to fill out the online questionnaire.
COVID-19 shuts down SXSW: How Amplify Philly and other orgs are handling virus concerns civic

Mar. 9, 2020 2:04 pm

COVID-19 shuts down SXSW: How Amplify Philly and other orgs are handling virus concerns

Local orgs are reverting to digital experiences as the U.S. faces more cases of coronavirus.
Ben Franklin Tech Partners is working with the state to get $5M added to its 2021 budget civic

Feb. 27, 2020 1:52 pm

Ben Franklin Tech Partners is working with the state to get $5M added to its 2021 budget

The org currently receives $14.5 million from the State of Pennsylvania.
The City is asking local companies to help it build a better tech talent pipeline civic

Feb. 21, 2020 11:44 am

The City is asking local companies to help it build a better tech talent pipeline

Here's your chance to talk with the Office of Workforce Development and other stakeholders about how to provide better access and opportunity to more Philadelphians via tech jobs.
Economy League is launching a civic impact accelerator, makes 4 hires civic

Feb. 14, 2020 8:30 am

Economy League is launching a civic impact accelerator, makes 4 hires

The Civic Impact Labs program, led by Jen Devor, is set to launch this spring.

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