Corona Virus Government and Business Resources
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Rebound and Recovery Task Force Launches Online PPE Marketplace, Business Tool Kit
The Rebound and Recovery Task Force aims to get Washington businesses open safely and quickly. The task force has launched an online resource to connect businesses to tool kits with customizable guidance and materials and a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) marketplace to help them get ready to safely welcome back employees and customers.
6-4-2020 Lucrative Changes to the PPP For those businesses who have not applied for a PPP loan - take another look now. The federal government has approximately $100B remaining for these funds and the rules are about to change for the better. We are still waiting for the President to sign the bill before it becomes law but you can apply with your local lender NOW and for many, many business owners this will work out as a grant worth 2.5 times your monthly payroll amounts or for a sole proprietor over 20% of your net operating income. Click here for information.
Safe Start Washington - A Phased Approach to Recovery Governor Jay Inslee, in collaboration with the Washington State Department of Health, has established a data-driven approach to reopen Washington and modify physical distancing measures while minimizing the health impacts of COVID-19.
The scammers are out so beware!
WA State Scam Alerts
SCAM ALERT From the Coupeville Town Marshal
4-3-2020 The federal government is seeing an increase in scams related to federal stimulus payments including phone calls, text messages and e-mails phishing for information. The messaging includes variations of language such as "in order to receive your/your client's stimulus payment via direct deposit, we need you to confirm the banking information" and they are gathering that information via telephone or directing victims to click on a link that takes them to a website where they enter their banking information. Here’s some important things to know:
At this time, there are no approved home testing kits to determine if you are currently infected by COVID 19 or to determine if you have been infected in the past. Hang up on any phone callers and don’t open any emails that try to sell you at-home tests.
If you spot a scam, please tell the Federal Trade Commission: www.ftc.gov/complaint. The Washington State Office of the Attorney General also has information and resources for reporting scams.
Stay Home, Stay Safe!
WA State Coronavirus Response
National Council of Nonprofits
Loans Available for Nonprofits in the CARES Act
For Small Business
American Bankers Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist
Employee Retention Credit available for many businesses financially impacted by COVID-19
SBA Loan Application Notice - On Tuesday the SBA Loan Application was posted but a few hours later SBA pulled it. So check in daily at the SBA.
Whidbey Community Foundation Launches Covid-19 Community Resilience Fund with $25,000 Seed Funding for Nonprofits.
Help if you can, visit their website.
The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions
Financial Resources for Washington Residents Impacted by Covid-19
Washington Retail Association
IRS issues guidelines for COVID-19 tax credits for employers
Washington State Department of Commerce - U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
U.S. Small Business Administration Amends Disaster Declaration
Employment Security Department WA State
For workers affected by COVID-19