The Restaurant Revitalization Fund is still open, but all the money has been dispersed to the first group. More money may be moved into this area later, so it's up to you if you want to still try for funding. See this link to know how to prepare. Webinar training is available now. Note: This may be applied for by individuals who qualify through the SBA portal. https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/covid-19-relief-options/restaurant-revitalization-fund#section-header-2
Tax Credit allowed to businesses that give paid leave sick time and vaccination time off -
Employee Retention Credit is also on the page above. Scroll down.
Employee Sick Leave, Vaccination Time Off and Recovery, and Childcare credits. See link above.
Community Development Block Grant CV-3 or 3rd Round, is going to open May 1 - June 1. It will focus on businesses that retain employees that are low income wages. Only cities in the county that did not receive it before may apply. Please contact Ellen if you are in a city that did not receive grant funds earlier, or you have a question. Eligibility information may be found here:
For latest SBDC Covid Updates, click here: https://www.kansassbdc.net/covid-19-support-resources
KS Emergency Rental Assistance: See https://kshousingcorp.org/emergency-rental-assistance/
Rental Eviction Moratorium is extended through June 30. The Centers for Disease Control has extended the nationwide eviction moratorium, with some changes in wording. CDC also posted a new checklist version of the Eviction Protection Declaration for tenants to use.
The "American Rescue Plan" will be funding the following areas:
USDA Rural Health Grants
IRS Employee Retention Tax Credit - See top link with more info.
None of theses areas have guidance or applications open yet. Check back to see when more information is available.
The Shuttered Venues Grant for museums and theatres is still open. Call Ellen for more information.
Farmers, please see the More Tab at the top of the page for Farming concerns. The last Tab is the Ag and Business Loan/Grants. Most Covid relief and loans are going through the Farm Service Agency. The local office in Marysville can fill you in on your options. (785-562-5343). Here's the FSA covid site.
SBA Extends Deferment Period for all COVID-19 EIDL and Other Disaster Loans until 2022. Please see the non-farm EIDL Disaster Loan guidance here.
PPP is extended until sometime in May 30, 2021. Talk with your bank right away to get in.
See guidance on PPP here. However, PPP has changed several times, and your bank will have the most up-to-date info.
This link will tie you in with up-to-date SBA information on covid, disaster and debt relief.
Note: Go through your bank to see how the 2021 EIDL is different. This was the 2020 guidance.
A $10,000 advance is now available to help the business meet its immediate needs due to HARDSHIP. If eligible, the $10,000 advance/grant will be provided in 3 days.
Keep in mind that this new web portal does NOT allow you to save your
work, so you will need to finish it OR lose it and start over.
The only way to get the $10,000 advance is through the web portal. If you request the advance, you will NOT lose your place in line for the loan application portion of SBA EIDL.
You can apply for the EIDL loan AND the 7(a) but they cannot cover the same expenses. Keep ALL records!
New Childcare financial help for "Heroes" eligibility found here: http://ksherorelief.com/ (child care providers for essential workers, food workers, frontline child and adult caregivers, etc. included...)
Unemployment is still open - See bottom of page. They just want you to apply by the letter of your last name due to overuse of the site.
People with last names starting with A through M are asked to file Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. Individuals with N-Z last names are asked to file Monday, Wednesday or Friday. Anyone who misses their day can file Saturday instead.
This program was helpful during the Recession when employees had to be laid off.
What to Do if Your Employees don't want to Return to Work? https://www.inc.com/video/what-to-do-if-employees-dont-want-to-return-to-work.html?utm_source=incthismorning
Will you lose your loan forgiveness if your employees refuse to come back to work? See Question 40, p. 13.
Paid Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
The U.S. Department of Labor announced how American workers and employers can benefit from the protections and relief offered by the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, both part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
The program will help the country combat the workplace impacts of the coronavirus by reimbursing employers with fewer than 500 employees with tax credits. FFCRA will ensure that workers are not forced to choose between their paychecks and the public health measures needed to combat the virus, while at the same time reimbursing businesses.
FFCRA will be administered by the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division.
FFCRA https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/ffcra is a temporary measure and will be effective from April 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020.
This is a poster that can be hung at work sites with under 500 Employees. It clearly spells out the rules for Employers and Employees regarding work leave.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published guidelines for the Families First Corona Response Act (Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Family and Medical Leave).
Unemployment Provisions are laid out well by Marshall Roger's Office. See link above with the FFCRA link.
Business TAX Provisions - Some good stuff here. Roger Marshall.
Documentation for Restaurants and Liquor Stores on ABC's Curbside Regulations.
One of the best resources I've found, in case you still need something, is here. Covers business and manufacturing and individual concerns. Skip the Q&A due to some outdated info, but see all the buttons available! https://greatplainstmc.org/covid-19-resource-guide-1
This website has all the services the government is providing through each branch for Covid concerns.
Latest KS Covid site: https://covid.ks.gov/ If you are an employer and want free listing (along with our jobsite), you can put any job up on the KansasWorks page that is for people looking due to Covid-19.
Many Marshall County businesses are learning the hard way that it is crucial for survival to have an online presence. Here is some free training on how to do that. http://srdc.msstate.edu/ecommerce/curricula/beginners_guide/
If you have no recourse as a business but to close, please call Ellen Barber at 785-207-7598.