Reminder: PPP Deadline Tomorrow
The U.S. Small Business Administration offers several different relief options to help businesses, nonprofits, and faith-based organizations recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

In order to reach the smallest businesses, SBA will offer Paycheck Protection Program loans to businesses with fewer than 20 employees and sole proprietors only from Wednesday, February 24 through tomorrow, Tuesday, March 9, 2021. President Biden has also announced additional program changes to make access to PPP loans more equitable.

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP):
1. Find a lender:

2. Identify a loan:
  • First Draw PPP Loans: If you have not received a PPP loan before, First Draw PPP Loans are available to you.
  • Second Draw PPP Loans: If you have previously received a PPP loan, certain businesses are eligible for a Second Draw PPP Loan.
Resource Highlight:
Sacramento Employment Training Agency
In order to prevent layoffs, the Sacramento Employment Training Agency (SETA) is focusing on helping businesses obtain and retain employees through capacity building resources and talent connecting. The SETC Sacramento Works program offers business information, seminars and events, career fairs, skills assessments, applicant screening, and more.

Additional services include:
  • Business Retention: SETA works with California Capital providing capacity building resources that benefit small businesses; promoting and supporting job creation and retention in the region.
  • Talent Connect: A unique strategy designed to get workers rapidly re-employed which is a closed, on-site, industry specific, recruitment event that helps connect potentially laid off workers and hopefully not avoid future layoffs.
Woman Owned Small Business Contracting Program
The Woman Owned Small Business Contracting Program was implemented in February 2011 with the goal of expanding the number of industries where woman-owned small businesses can compete for contracts in the Federal marketplace. Please join us for this informative presentation on Thursday, March 11 from 9-10 a.m. Topics will include:

  • Overview of Program Eligibility and Contracting Eligibility 
  • Details on the Most Current Steps to Getting Self-Certified as a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) or an Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) 
  • Where to Look for Federal Contracting Opportunities 
  • How to Market to Federal Agencies 

Registration is FREE. Click here for more information.