New EZ and Revised Full Forgiveness Applications for the Paycheck Protection Program Available
Yesterday, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, posted a revised, borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application implementing the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020, signed into law by President Trump on June 5, 2020. Continue reading
Economic Injury Disaster Loan Programs Reopened to All Eligible Small Businesses and Non-Profits
To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the SBA reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal
to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19 on Monday, June 15. Continue reading
Child Care Survey
As Virginians return to work, child care is a critical workforce support. To better understand employer perspectives on the child care needs of employees, employers across the Commonwealth need to complete a short survey. Responses will inform Back to Work Virginia: A Child Care Recovery and Renaissance Task Force
whose recommendations for an improved child care system will support Virginia's families, businesses and economy. https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5635247/VECF-Employer-Survey
Free Cloth Masks Available
If you are a County business owner and need masks for your employees, please send an email to us at email@example.com. We have free cloth masks provided by FEMA. Please provide your name, business name, phone number and the number of masks you would like to receive. Masks will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.
Have You Applied to the Greater Williamsburg Small Business Relief Fund?
We encourage businesses to review the Greater Williamsburg Small Business Relief Fund
to assist obstacles they faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Funding is still available. See if you qualify: https://va30dayfund.com.
Other Useful Information
- We have updated our resources for PPE. Information
- The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention have released new guidelines for high density testing in the workplace. Information
- Virginia Restaurant Promise: Virginia Restaurant Lodging & Travel Association (VRLTA), Virginia Department of Health, localities and restaurants have partnered to develop the Virginia Restaurant Promise, a set of commitments to employees and customers. Reopening guidance requires restaurants to post signage detailing efforts to keep patrons and staff safe and healthy. VRLTA created the Virginia Restaurant Promise poster that you can download, print out and post. Updated posters reflecting Phase 2 changes can be downloaded by clicking on each listed size here: 8.5 x 11", 11 x 17" or 22 x 28" .