COVID19 UPDATE
APRIL 16, 2020
FEDERAL ACTION
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP):

PPP funds ran out yesterday. No pending application request will be funded until Congress approves more funding which currently is rumored to be $250 billion. It is not likely it will pass this weekend so we're looking at next week. Remember that the vote has to be unanimous. So there is a high hurdle for party leaders to get unanimous support.
STATE AND LOCAL ACTION
MOVEBR issues next round of RFQs
CPRA:

* UPDATE *

The anticipated attendance for the CPRA Industry Day Webinar has exceeded the 100 person limit of the Zoom account used for the webinar information included in the original invitation. Please use the webinar information below instead. Note that this webinar will now be password protected. The password is included in the information below. Please enter it when prompted. Also, attached is the final agenda.

UPDATED WEBINAR INFORMATION :

Topic: 2020 CPRA Industry Day
Time: Apr 22, 2020 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/91318324460?pwd=MGxtSC8vMWNJRzloejk2ektId04zUT09
    Password: 009915

Or Telephone:
   Dial:
   USA 816 423 4282
   Conference code: 955438
   
CARING AND SHARING
The spring 2020 national ACEC Board of Directors meeting has been scheduled for Saturday, April 25, 2020 , from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time . This will be a virtual meeting open to all ACEC members. WebEx login information for this meeting follows:

  1. First time using WebEx? Follow these browser-specific instructions to install the WebEx plug-in
  2. Open this link: https://secure.icohere.com/ACECWebinars?pnum=DZI68679
  3. On the next page type:
  4. your first and last name
  5. your email address
  6. Select “CLICK HERE TO ENTER PRESENTATION”
  7. Computer Audio and Phone Dial-in choices are presented when you enter the meeting.

If you are traveling and don’t have access to a computer, you can dial 1-415-655-0003 and enter access code 615 046 596 # to join the call.
WEBINAR SERIES:
Webinar Series focused on upcoming infrastructure projects in Latin America announced by different governments in the region to stimulate their economies. These projects represent a fantastic opportunity for U.S. Companies in different sectors from architecture services, engineering services, construction equipment, building products, airports, ports, transportation, housing, environmental technologies, among others.
Webinar Series Schedule (all at 1:00 p.m. EST):
  1. April 14, 2020 - Upcoming Infrastructure Projects in Panama - Please contact Bryan.Goldfinger@trade.gov if you would like to receive the recordings.
  2. April 28, 2020 - Infrastructure Sector Business Opportunities in Mexico
  3. May 20, 2020 - Infrastructure Projects in Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay
  4. May 26, 2020 - Infrastructure Sector Business Opportunities in Peru
  5. June 3, 2020 - Upcoming Infrastructure Projects in Caribbean Region
  6. June 9, 2020 - Electromobility Business Opportunities in Chile
  7. June 19, 2020 - Infrastructure Sector Business Opportunities in Ecuador
  8. June 30, 2020 - Chile Infrastructure for Aviation/Airport Equipment Sectors
  9. July 7, 2020 - Infrastructure Sector Business Opportunities in Central America
  • Cost: Free. If you are interested in all of the webinars, please register the entire series.
Infrastructure Projects in Latin America Webinar Series
Date: April-July, 2020 @ 1:00 p.m. EST
Cost: Free
 
Questions? For questions regarding this program, please contact Bryan Goldfinger at Bryan.Goldfinger@trade.gov .
Webinar Series focused on upcoming Energy projects in Latin America announced by different governments in the Region to stimulate their economies. These projects represent a fantastic opportunity for U.S. companies in different areas of the energy sector, including generation, distribution, maintenance, modernization, efficiencies, and more.
There are projects in the Western Hemisphere estimated at over $250 billion in the next 5 years across the energy sector.
Webinar Series Schedule (all at 1:00 p.m. EST):
  1. May 6, 2020 - Energy Opportunities in Colombia
  2. June 10, 2020 - Upcoming Energy Projects in the Caribbean Region
  3. June 17, 2020 - Brazil's Energy Sector Overview and Opportunities
  4. June 24, 2020 - Energy Sector Business Opportunities in Jamaica
  5. July 1, 2020 - Upcoming Energy Projects in Remote Indigenous Communities
  6. in Panama
  7. August 1, 2020 - Upcoming Energy Projects in Central America
  8. August 12, 2020 - Upcoming Energy Projects in Argentina
  9. August 26, 2020 - Upcoming Energy Projects in Canada
  • Cost: Free. If you are interested in all of the webinars, please register the entire series.
Upcoming Energy Projects in the Western Hemisphere Webinar Series
Date: May-August, 2020 @ 1:00 p.m. EST
Cost: Free
Questions? For questions regarding this program, please contact Jorge Arce at Jorge.Arce@trade.gov .