COVID-19 Small Business Resources

TRAINING EVENTS

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE/LOANS/GRANTS

HELP FOR YOUR EXISTING LOANS (LOCAL, BANK, SBA)


Everyone: Talk to your lender now about loan modifications available due to the Coronavirus. Many banks are making no-cost modifications available if you ask (Ex: Interest-only payments for a few months, months of payments pushed off to the end of the loan, etc.). Your Lender does not want to see you go out of business, talk to them now!


SBA CORONAVIRUS LOANS (EIDL, PPP, EXPRESS BRIDGE LOANS, SBA DEBT RELIEF, MAINI STREET LENDING)
 

SBA Coronavirus Loan Comparison Guide (details on the first 4 programs)
 

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL with up to 10K Advance) 

Update:  While the EIDL Loan is still available, the up to $10k forgivable Advance has now been fully allocated and is no longer available.
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) via the SBA (not through a Bank) with a 30-year fixed-term.

Apply for EIDL

 

            Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) - Update: The PPP is no longer accepting new applications.

            The PPP is an SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.  SBA began approving PPP Forgiveness                              Applications and remitting payments to PPP lenders for PPP borrowers on Oct 2, 2020.  Note:  After the initial wave of PPP applicants, Payroll required % of forgivable                        amount moved to 60% and the time period moved from 8 weeks to the end of the year to allow more flexibility to program participants.
                         

                        Regular Loan Forgiveness Process for PPP Loans greater than $50k

                          Click here to view the Loan Forgiveness Application for PPP Loans greater than $50k.  -  Application Instructions

                        Simplified Loan Forgiveness Process for PPP Loans less than $50k​

                          Click here to view the Loan Forgiveness Application for PPP loans of $50k or Less. - Application Instructions

      

                        Frequently Asked Questions on PPP Loan Forgiveness

                        Frequently Asked Questions on PPP program for Lenders & Borrowers 

            PPP Loan Calculator - Download

SBA Debt Relief Program (6 months of FREE payments on your behalf):

 If you have or will have by Sept 27, 2020, an SBA 7(a), 504 or Microloan, the SBA will make the next 6 months of payments for you (you do not have to pay those 6 months back). Speak to your SBA Lender about this now to ensure you get this benefit and direct payments aren’t being taken out of your bank account during this time. 

SBA Express Bridge Loan Program
Up to $25k loan through existing bank relationship with SBA participating lender. Primary use is working capital while you await long-term financing. [see the SBA Loan Comparison Guide for additional details]

Main Street Lending Program

$250k to $300million 5 year Loan from the Fed to help Small Businesses impacted by COVID-19 (Non-profits are also eligible). The borrower pays no interest until year two and no principal until year three. The program requires lenders to evaluate a borrower’s financial condition and creditworthiness based on the terms of the Main Street program and the lenders’ own underwriting standards. The program will continue until Dec 31, 2020, or when $600Billion has been loaned out, whichever comes first.  Click on this link above to see FAQs on the program and to find Lender's participating in the program. 

 

Fact Sheet Link:  https://www.bostonfed.org/supervision-and-regulation/supervision/special-facilities/main-street-lending-program/main-street-lending-program-overview.aspx

LOCAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
 

Check with your local town/county for additional programs they may offer.

IRS TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS FOR EMPLOYERS (REFUNDABLE TAX CREDITS)


REIMBURSEMENTS for FFCRA FMLA Paid Sick Leave; Paid Child Care Leave; up to $5K per Employee Retention Credit (Employee Retention Credit not combinable with PPP Loan)
 

SOLE PROPRIETOR/INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS ASSISTANCE via PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE (PUA)


Provides up to $600 per week for up to 39 weeks, through December 26, 2020, to the traditionally non-eligible self-employed (Sole Proprietors/ Independent Contractors, Gig Workers, etc). Kansans may file for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) (apply here). More Info about the program can be found here.

PRIVATE FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES DURING COVID-19

 

Restaurant Ordering App

Owned by Google & can be a help to restaurants without online ordering capability. The 1.5% order fee is waved through the end of 2020.

Wells Fargo Grant Program
Wells Fargo is donating approximately $400 million in Paycheck Protection Program processing fees through a new program to support small businesses owned by people who have been hit hardest by COVID-19.

Updated Oct. 2, 2020: The second cycle of Wells Fargo’s Open for Business Fund, which will provide about $50 million in grants to nonprofits that will help guide entrepreneurs with education, coaching, mentoring, and technical expertise, is now open. Eligible nonprofits may apply through Oct. 23.

EMPLOYER RESPONSIBILITIES (EMPLOYMENT LAW, FMLA, ETC)

COVID QUARANTINE SICK LEAVE REIMBURSEMENT to Employers: NEW Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) rules in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act - U.S. Department of Labor

 

Employer Unemployment Benefits Filing: File by Worksheet Info - Kansas Department of Labor​

Kansas Shared Work Program

An employer/business owner may use Shared Work in lieu of a temporary, total layoff of employees. It allows for a partial workweek and partial unemployment benefits for employees.

 

FAQs about COVID-Related Employment Law Compliance - America’s SBDC

COVID19 RESTRICTIONS:  No Statewide restrictions. Please check with your local City/County for any local COVID19 restrictions.  

Health Safety: CDC COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes

COVID-19 SUPPORT RESOURCES

Getting a DUNS Number: Some Grant Programs are asking for a DUNS number with the application. If you currently do not have a DUNS number for your business click here

 

Need help with Cash Flow Management/Projections? Contact us
 

Need help with Marketing & Operations in the age of Social Distancing? Contact us

COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide - U.S. Department of Agriculture​

Federal Resources for U.S. Small Businesseshttps://www.covid-sb.org/

Curious about tax implications related to COVID-19 financial assistance? Contact your tax professional or the IRS at https://www.irs.gov/help/telephone-assistanc

For additional State of Kansas Business Support Info, visit the Kansas Department of Commerce.

Not sure who to talk to about your business situation? Contact us. If we don’t know the answer we will help you find someone who does! We are here to help – save yourself some frustration & contact the Kansas SBDC today!

 

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