National COVID-19 Information and Federal Resources for Your Business
Updated September 18, 2020 at 2:15 PM.
This page is dedicated to providing national information and links to federal resources. For general COVID-19 information and links, please return to our main page, you can find Washington State information here, or Pierce County information here.
National COVID-19 News Resources
- Official Federal Government information and updates page.
- FEMA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response .
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation – Corporate Aid Tracker, tracking the contributions of corporate and private businesses to help with COVID-19 needs.
- Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure workers During COVID-19 Response.
- U.S. Department of Labor – COVID-19 information including, common issues, its effects on wages, and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act
- Economic Development Administration (EDA) Notice of Funding Opportunity for their $1.5 billion supplemental appropriations from the CARES Act
- U.S. Department of Treasury guidelines for the Paycheck Protection Program – with ongoing updates.
Announcements and Press Releases
- Press Release for the Emergency Funding Supplemental, to include relief to small businesses.
- Presidential Executive Orders in response to COVID-19
- Guidelines for Opening Up America Again from 4/16/20
- President Trump Announces Guidelines for Opening Up America Again
- Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)
Specific Information Resources and Quick Guides
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation – Disaster Helpdesk for Business, an information concierge to assist small businesses with disaster readiness, relief & long-term recovery.
- Northwest Trade Adjustment Assitance Center (NWTAAC) – Information on the Federal Assistance Program for Northwest Manufactures.
- Small Business Administration – Free, one-on-one business advising is available through the SBA Resource Partnership network, as well as providing disaster assistance loans for businesses impacted by COVID-19. Emergency Disaster Loans fact sheet.
- Small Business Disaster Loan Assistance – Streamlined process requirements and online application portal.
- SBA FAQ on PPP and EIDL Programs
- SBA Guide to PPP, EIDL & EIDLA Programs
- Paycheck Protection Program – calculating maximum loan amounts by business type.
- PPP Lending Operations Update 4/29/2020
- List of 2020 Participating Credit Union Lenders (as of 4/10/20)
- SBA List of Lenders (as of 6/1/2020)
- SBA Form for PPP Loan Forgiveness – policy rules on how forgiveness will be calculated.
- PPP Revisions to First Interim Final Rule
- PPP Borrower Application Form Revised, June 2020.
- Individual Stimulus “Economic Impact Payment” program
- FEMA Advisory COVID-19 Best Practices
- The American Institute of CPA (AICPA) Recommendations for PPP Application and Forgiveness Process Guide
- IRS Notice 2020-32, Guidance on Federal Income Tax and the PPP
- Treasury Guidance on PPP Loans
- Association of Washington Businesses (AWB) – Recovery information and resources on a new site, www.reboundandrecovery.org.
- IRS COVID-19 information and guidance on tax relieve and economic impact payments.
- IRA withdrawal tax relief information from the IRS.
Private Companies Providing Free Services and Relief Programs
- Facebook – COVID-19 Business Resource Hub sharing provide businesses information and best practices.
- Faire – free financial calculator tool to help small businesses calculate the changes in their business with COVID-19.
- Fattmerchant – partnered with Gift Up! to allow its clients to sell virtual gift cards. Gift Up! is waiving its usual 3.49% fee for Fattmerchant’s members’ first $5,000 in gift card sales.
- GoFundMe – partnered with Yelp to allow donations through Yelp’s pages. The Yelp Foundation and GoFundMe have both pledged to donate up to $1 million to the Small Business Relief Fund.
- Honeycomb Credit, an investment crowdfunding platform, announced a small business relief loan program that’s providing $10,000 to $50,000 in working capital to qualifying businesses.
- Kabbage – created an online hub including a system through which businesses can sell gift cards to consumers for later use.
- Kangaroo – offering free (for three months) security camera and monitoring kits.
- Kiva – 0% interest loans for up to $15,000 with new borrowers can accessing a grace period of up to six months.
- Loom – free cash scenario planning tool that helps small business owners gauge the impact COVID-19.
- Nav – CARES Act SBA Loan Calculator to navigate the impacts of new legislation.
- Opportunity Fund – coronavirus relief fund providing grants and low-interest-rate loans to business owners in need.
- Ring – created a Neighbor Pledge initiative, which encourages groups to support local businesses.
- RXR Realty – created a volunteer platform.
- Seated – created a platform for restaurant owners to get professional advice from finance and law experts in the hospitality industry.
- For more detailed information about the above programs read Forbes’ Full Article.
Webinars and Other Tools
- FEMA National Business Emergency Operations Center – NBEOC Dashboard is a live portal for posting questions for FEMA staff to answer. NBEOC is also hosting ongoing conference calls every Tuesday and Thursday for private sector businesses. Call-in information is 1-800-593-7177, #7963614
- FEMA COVID-19 questionnaire for businesses – To help FEMA learn how to better serve businesses during this outbreak, please send your answers to the FEMA Region 10 contact.
- Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act
Contact the EDB
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Vice President for Business Retention and Expansion