GPCA Bug Bytes
By Connie Rogers
May 1, 2020
In this issue: GPCA Office is Open!

In an abundance of caution for our staff, our office was temporarily closed for the last 14 days.

We have reopened and are available to ship orders, answers questions and help in any other way. 

If you need to place an order you can do so online at or by calling the office at 770/417-1881.
Running Low on PPE?

GEMA leadership has advised that they are seeing PPE supplies beginning to flow.

If you are are in need of PPE for pesticide applications and/or for worker safety,
the lists below contain the names and contact information for companies that are supplying PPE to the state:
We can also pass on information if you're looking for hand sanitizer -
just give us a call in the office.
PPP & EIDL Funding Signed into Law
President Trump has just signed into law an additional $310 billion in funding for the Paycheck Protection Program and an additional $50 billion for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). While welcome, banks have warned this additional funding could be eaten up in as little as two days.
Republicans have indicated they are unwilling to pass additional COVID support bills until they reconvene in May and may not be interested in adding more funding to these programs. It is widely expected these programs will lapse again. If your business plans on taking advantage of either of these programs you should put in an application immediately with your lending institution.
For more information on any of the loan programs, contact NPMA .
For a list of approved lending institutions by state, visit the   SBA website here .