The City is acutely aware that our businesses are impacted or will be impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. The purpose of this webpage is to provide resources and suggestions for mitigating the negative impacts on your business. The City of Brush! businesses are the backbone of this community and keep our local economy moving and we are here to assist you. Please reach out and let us know how you are doing, share a creative idea for how you are meeting customer expectations or the change in your customers behaviors. The City is tracking what is going on with our business community and we need your assistance to reach out and share what is happening.
For local assistance, contact Merle Rhoades, our Small Business Development Center Consultant at SBDC. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. SBDC does not charge for its services.
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering disaster loans up to $2 million, with an interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available elsewhere. Nonprofits can apply too, at a 2.75% interest rate.
Federal legislation recently passed to address the outbreak classified as a disaster under the Small Business Administration, which will allow business owners to access low-interest loans to mitigate the economic impact. SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters. SBA disaster loans can be used to repair or replace the following items damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster: real estate, personal property, machinery and equipment, and inventory and business assets.
Two Ways to Apply:
Apply Online: https://disasterloan.sba.gov.ela
Apply By USPS: Businesses are encouraged to fill out and submit the attached worksheet.
Completed applications should be mailed to:
U.S. Small Business Administration
Processing and Disbursement Center
14925 Kingsport Road
Fort Worth, TX 76155.
SBA Customer Service Center
1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or email email@example.com.
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
The PPP provides small businesses with forgivable loans to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities. The Paycheck Protection Program will be available through June 30, 2020.
How to Apply:
You can apply through any existing SBA 7(a) lender or through any federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union, and Farm Credit System institution that is participating. Lenders are currently accepting applications; to find a lender near you click here.
The SBA has put together a How To Guide to assist you in preparing your application.
· Federal: IRS Coronavirus tax relief
SMALL BUSINESS GUIDANCE
· Federal: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business preparedness checklist
· CDC Guidelines for travel health information
Toolkits, Checklists, and Resources
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
· Graphics toolkit
· Resources, Response and Impact
· Workplace Tips for Employees
· Coronavirus Response Toolkit
State of Colorado
·State of Colorado COVID-19 response webpage: https://covid19.colorado.gov/
·Colorado State Patrol Information Call Center: 1-833-598-5553, for any questions about State orders and COVID-19, open 8am to 5pm, 7 days a week
· Federal: National School closure map
- Veteran affairs coronavirus update page
- National Association of Manufacturing’s COVID-19 Resources
- B106 COVID-19 Info http://b106.com/covid-19-info/
· Center for Disease Control (CDC)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Fact Sheet
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
- Business cleaning/disinfecting guidelines (CDC)
- More cleaning/disinfecting guidelines (EPA)
· OSHA’s Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 (PDF)
· Higher risk people: follow this Centers for Disease Control guideline.
· A Caring Pregnancy Center: https://neco-cpc.org/