If you need help meeting your agency's financial obligations over the coming weeks...
The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides low-interest federal disaster loans to help businesses recover from declared disasters. Since the SBA approved the request for North Carolina's disaster declaration, eligible applicants may now apply for economic injury disaster recovery loans (EIDLs) to help fulfill financial obligations and operating expenses as a result of the ongoing effects of COVID-19. More information regarding eligibility, loan specifics and the application process can be found at the link below.
SBA Resources for Counseling and Training
The following SBA backed organizations provide assistance to small businesses in the state. Email and phone counseling are available.
If your agency can't afford the paid leave requirements passed by Congress...
H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (known as Package 2) requires employers to provide temporary paid leave to employees who cannot attend work due to personal medical needs, caregiving needs, or childcare needs. Included in H.R. 6201 is a refundable payroll tax credit to reimburse employers – dollar for dollar – for expenses they incur for paid sick leave and family and medical leave as well. Additionally, small businesses under 50 employees may apply for a waiver from the Department of Labor (DOL) to exempt them from paid leave requirements if it would place them in significant financial hardship.
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