Here are some highlighted resources (check out the Chamber or the EDC for even more):
- U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Relief Loans
We know that a lot of financial assistance for small businesses right now is loan-based but the SBA, under the new stimulus package, is providing a $10,000 advance to small businesses and nonprofits that apply for an SBA economic injury disaster loan (EIDL). The application for the loan is the application for the grant.
The EIDL grant does not need to be repaid, even if the grantee is subsequently denied an EIDL or decides to not accept the grant.
It may be used to provide paid sick leave to employees, maintaining payroll, meet increased production costs due to supply chain disruptions, or pay business obligations, including debts, rent and mortgage payments. Eligible grant recipients must have been in operation on January 31, 2020. The grant is available to small businesses, private nonprofits, sole proprietors and independent contractors, tribal businesses, as well as cooperatives and employee-owned businesses.
- Washington State Employment Security Department has great information for both employees and employers impacted by COVID-19, as well as information about Paid Family and Medical Leave.
- Mason County Take-Out & Delivery Options is a Facebook group created by the Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce for restaurants that are able to provide take-out & delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Business Licensing Service through WA State Department of Revenue
- The Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act
- Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Fact Sheet
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Coronavirus Emergency Loans, Small Business Guide and Checklist
- Economic Injury Worksheet