CA begins sending extra $300 per week in unemployment benefits, but many will not receive the supplemental aid (ABC 30)
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The U.S. Small Business Administration, which administers the Payroll Protection Program (PPP), began accepting loan forgiveness applications Aug. 10. Just two weeks later, the agency, in conjunction with the Treasury Department, released additional guidelines surrounding forgiveness of the pandemic loans designed to keep workers on payrolls. Read more by clicking this link.
More business and workplace closures under way. Read more here.
More PPP help on the way. Read more here.
Proposal to invest $30 million in CARES dollars in Fresno’s southern neighborhoods. Read more here.
More information regarding HUB grant recipients. Read more here.
If you applied for a Fresno County HUB grant, the awardees have been selected. Watch the coverage here.
Now you have more time to apply for the City of Fresno Save Our Small Businesses Grant. Read more here.
City of Fresno donating 14,000 face masks to small businesses opening this week. Read more here.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom says barbershops and hair salons can open immediately in the 47 counties that have received approval to fully enter Phase 2, often called “Phase 2.5” of reopening. Read more here.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — California state officials released new guidelines on Monday for churches and other places of worship to open after weeks of being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The guidelines for churches, mosques, and synagogues were broken down into sections about how to resume modified in-person services. Read more here.
The Fresno City Council voted to take the next step on two grant programs, one for small businesses and one for residents to keep their homes, with a 6-1 vote Thursday. Read more here.
Quick, painless, easy, and best of all, free. COVID-19 testing in Fresno ramped up in a big way Wednesday with the addition of a drive-up testing site at United Health Centers‘ Fresno location near Herndon and Milburn avenues. District 2 Fresno City Councilmember Mike Karbassi helped launch the site and was first to get a test. The test…
Big news out of Sacramento. We can begin Phase 2 of reopening Friday and some regional variation will be allowed according to data. Read more here.
Here is a good opportunity for small businesses to apply for more grans, this time from the US Chamber of Commerce. Click here for more information.
What industries are doing well during the COVID-19 pandemic? Find out: click here.
Interesting information for faith-based organizations applying for SBA’s PPP: https://www.natlawreview.com/article/faith-based-organizations-guidance-eligible-paycheck-protection-program-loans
One of the biggest complaints you have shared with us is that not enough banks are taking SBA applications. Here are some good tips: https://www.inc.com/brit-morse/paycheck-protection-program-ppp-small-business-loans-bank-alternatives.html?icid=hmhero
Learn how to ensure you get your stimulus check: https://gvwire.com/2020/04/11/coronavirus-stimulus-checks-delivered-irs-says-how-to-make-sure-you-get-yours/
Great questions, which need answers: https://www.inc.com/cameron-albert-deitch/coronavirus-paycheck-protection-program-funding-uncertainty.html?icid=hmhero You can watch our webinar with Fresno SBA District Director Dawn Golik for answers: Click HERE.
Great article on options for displaced employees: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/furlough-unemployment-layoff-coronavirus/
Learn more about the City’s rollout of the Save Our Small Businesses Act, forgivable loans for local small businesses. Read the article here: https://www.fresnobee.com/news/coronavirus/article241802041.html
Interesting questions which need answers, especially for sole proprietors applying for assistance. Read the article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonynitti/2020/04/05/paycheck-protection-program-loans-three-things-the-sba-and-banks-need-to-agree-on-now/amp/
Great early resource on FAQ’s about the CARES Act and SBA funding options for businesses, non-profits, the self-employed, etc: https://www.icsc.com/news-and-views/icsc-exchange/frequently-asked-questions-about-the-cares-act
Click here to learn more about this great opportunity for small businesses to use sales tax receipts for a 1-year penalty free bridge loan, up to $50,000. Read the article here: https://abc7.com/coronavirus-california-small-businesses-covid-19-shelter-in-place-gavin-newsom/6071621/
Fresno Offers 0% Loans for Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19