Coronavirus, Covid 19, Business Resources

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Latest Grant Opportunities:

Miami County Funding

  • Free PPE is available for nonprofits and businesses

Regulations regarding face coverings:

Businesses may place their own restrictions on operations. Business owners need to evaluate what local guidance is in place for members of the general public along with potential industry specific requirements. The CDC's industry guidance is available here. The state's industry guidance is available here. The CDC offers free, educational materials and templates on their website.

Testing and Vaccinations:

Testing: Kansas Department of Health and Environment is currently offering free COVID testing. Information on current locations and hours is available here. 

Vaccinations: The Miami County Health Department is gathering information from persons interested in receiving the vaccine. You can sign up via their survey here.

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Financial Resources:

AltCap Fast Start Loan: A regional partner, AtlCap has streamlined their process for loans up to $20,000 with a processing time of about 48 hours. The first month payment can be waived.

AltCap COVID Relief Fund: A new $5 million loan pool has been created for loans up to $100,000. Priority will be given to small businesses in retail, food service, arts and entertainment, hospitality, healthcare not directly involved in the COVID-19 response, fitness, personal service and transportation. 

Artist Relief Fund: A national organization, Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19

Employee Retention Tax Credit Program, US Chamber of Commerce: Summary of the application process

Evergy Assistance Programs: The region’s provider of electrical service is offering grants to nonprofits

Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance: This program assists renters with their housing and utility payments. Property owners must verify the person's status.

Facebook: Cash grants and online marketing credits

Main Street Lending Fund, US Treasury: Summary of the application process

Paycheck Protection Program, US Treasury: Summary of the application process

Restaurant Revitalization Fund: Summary of the application process

Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance:  Applications can now be submitted via the portal

Summary of Cross-program eligibility for Federal programs

Employer/Employee Resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Interim Guidance for Businesses: Workplace guidance for employers

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Guidance regarding Covid-19 and non-discrimination laws.

JCCC Continuing Education Scholarships: Students may qualify on their own based on income. Or, employers may qualify automatically if they received EIDL or PPP assistance

Kansas Attorney General: Report price gouging

Kansas Department of Health and Environment: An index of frequently asked questions and recommendations by industry type

Kansas Department of Labor: Resources of employers regarding workplace safety, the shared work program and filing for potential unemployment claims. Resources for workers impacted by reduced hours or layoffs

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance: Unemployment assistance for those who are self-employed, independent contractors, "gig" workers such as Uber and Lyft drivers, employees of religious organizations whose employment has been impacted by COVID-19 or those who lack sufficient work history to file a claim or have been disqualified for state benefits but who are impacted directly by COVID-19

USDA: Frequently asked questions and resources regarding COVID-19 and food production, inspections, loans, plant and animal health guidelines and more

Additional Resources:

Small Business Administration: Business emergency plans

Woman’s Foundation: Webinars and updates regarding efforts to support women-owned businesses.

Crafting a Profit and Loss Statement: This financial report lets you know your company’s profitability. SCORE’s free online course will help you create a P&L.

Personal Financial Statement: This document provides lenders with an overview of your personal assets and liabilities SCORE has a free template for you to download. 

Tax Deadlines: IRS deadlines