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COVID-19 Updates & Resources

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COVID-19 Updates
The well-being of our partners, guests and residents is the highest priority for CAEDC. Below are a few resources we would like to make available to you. Please know that we understand this situation is evolving and we will do our best to stay up-to-date.

CAEDC offices are currently closed and staff is working from home and can best be reached by email. Please view our Staff Page for contact info.

HEALTH RESOURCES

PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM (PPP) REOPENING (1/11/21)

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. Learn more here.

Key PPP updates include:

  • PPP borrowers can set their PPP loan’s covered period to be any length between 8 and 24 weeks to best meet their business needs;
  • PPP loans will cover additional expenses, including operations expenditures, property damage costs, supplier costs, and worker protection expenditures;
  • The Program’s eligibility is expanded to include 501(c)(6)s, housing cooperatives, destination marketing organizations, among other types of organizations;
  • The PPP provides greater flexibility for seasonal employees;
  • Certain existing PPP borrowers can request to modify their First Draw PPP Loan amount; and
  • Certain existing PPP borrowers are now eligible to apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan.

A borrower is generally eligible for a Second Draw PPP Loan if the borrowers:

  • Previously received a First Draw PPP Loan and will or has used the full amount only for authorized uses;
  • Has no more than 300 employees; and
  • Can demonstrate at least a 25% reduction in gross receipts between comparable quarters in 2019 and 2020.

PANDEMIC RELIEF PACKAGE: EMERGENCY LOANS UPDATE (12/22/20)

The year-end relief package passed by Congress includes several changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL Program), the Employee Retention Tax Credit, a Venue Grant program and SBA loan programs. View a guide to these changes for small businesses from the U.S. Chamber here.

RENEW CUMBERLAND CARES GRANT RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

The Cumberland County Commissioners voted to award $22,488,327.73 in CARES Act funding through the Renew Cumberland Grant program on August 24, 2020 at the Board of the Commissioners meeting. View the recipient list here.

OTHER FUNDING & FINANCING RESOURCES

BUSINESS RESOURCES

HOSPITALITY RESOURCES

Qualifying hospitality businesses can take advantage of the SBA Low-Interest Disaster Loans. See links in the above Financing Resources section.

WORKFORCE RESOURCES

LOCAL/REGIONAL RESOURCES

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