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COVID-19: Federal Resources

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Available information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to COVID-19, and its effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) authorizes up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis. All loan terms are the same for everyone. Loan amounts will be forgiven as long as the loan proceeds are used to cover payroll costs, and most mortgage interest, rent, and utility costs over the 8 week period after the loan is made; and employee and compensation levels are maintained.

FAQs (updated) |  Overview & How to Apply  |  Application  |  Lender Information Sheet    |  PPP Loan Forgiveness

The PPP Loan Program Ends:  On August 8 at midnight, the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program loan will no longer accept loan applications through the Capital Access Financial System.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Members Only

On Friday, March 27, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) economic rescue package. This third stimulus package, worth $2 trillion, introduces a host of provisions for healthcare, small businesses, and larger businesses (above 500 employees) including but not limited to certain travel-related businesses, such as hotels and airlines.

Small Business Administration Guidance and Loan Resources

Small Business Administration Guidance and Loan Resources the SBA's website.  Businesses can view loan debt relief optionsand obtain more information on capital access resources:

Of particular note are the following: 

Additional Federal Resources for Information Related to COVID-19

White House Guidelines for Reopening America
Interim Final Rule: Paid Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Administration (CISA) Essential Designation Guidance
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White House Guidance on Coronavirus 
U. S. Department of Labor Resources on Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA)
Executive Order preventing Hording of Health and Medical Resources

COVID-19: State Resources

COVID-19: State Business Resources Members Only

This document compiles available information on state financial aid responses, changes to unemployment requirements for employers and employees, tax filing changes, and other actions implemented to help local businesses weather the outbreak.

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