During this time of coronavirus, we will continue to distribute The Monday Report every two weeks, with updates to assist your communities and organizations.
LATEST COVID-19 RESOURCES & ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Monday Report
NOW INCLUDES NORTH IDAHO!
Tailored resources specific to help businesses mitigate economic challenges due to COVID-19. This new digital tool helps determine which local, state and federal programs are available based on information they select for their business. Access the tool online by following this link.  
 
After answering several demographic questions about your business (for profit and nonprofit), the tool will provide a private-results URL to share through email.  
 
INP is a proud sponsor of the InlandBizStrong project 
 
FREE IEDC WEBINARS
 
Reinforcing Small Businesses & Commercial Districts
Tuesday, May 5 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PT
 
Statistically, one in four small businesses does not reopen after a disaster. Join us Tuesday to explore strategies for economic developers working in their communities' commercial districts to support their small businesses in a post-disaster world.
 
Rethinking BR&E in the COVID-19 Era
Wednesday, May 6 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PT
 
In the era of COVID-19 a strong Business retention and expansion program is more essential than ever before.  However, the pervasive health and economic consequences of this global pandemic require economic developers to rethink our traditional mindset and approaches to BR&E. Register for the conversation.     
 
To support Idaho's workforce who need child care during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Idaho Child Care Emergency Grant is providing child care business owners with the means to open or reopen and continue operating. These funds can be used to cover eligible expenses incurred for months open and providing child care, during March 2020 through July 2020.  
 

 Disaster Loan Applications 

 

The SBA is accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) on a limited basis to provide unprecedented relief to U.S. agricultural businesses.
  • Ag businesses includes those engaged in the production of food and fiber, ranching, and raising of livestock, aquaculture, and all other farming and agricultural related industries (as defined by section 18(b) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 647(b)).
  • SBA is encouraging eligible agricultural businesses with 500 or fewer employees to begin preparing their business financial information needed for their application.
 
This new one-stop resource portal includes Resources for Businesses and Stages of Reopening. 
 
May 7th @ 1 pm PT: Conversation with rural reporters on COVID-19
 
Daily Yonder Editor Tim Marema speaks with rural journalists about the impact of COVID-19 in America's small towns and rural areas. Tim and journalists will be available via live chat to answer audience questions.  
 
Humanities Washington is providing rapid-response funding via the CARES Act to humanities organizations facing financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus.  
  • Grants of between $2,500 to $5,000 will be made to Washington State nonprofit cultural organizations that provide humanities programming, and that are facing financial hardship due to the coronavirus.
  • Grants are for general operating expenses or specific projects. No match is required.
  • Applications will be reviewed weekly by a grant review panel, between the dates of April 15 - May 31.
 
The North Idaho COVID-19 Business Leaders Call is a weekly, 1-hour Zoom call for business owners & organizational leaders.
NEXT CALL: FRIDAY, MAY 8th @ 2-3 PM
Register here 
MATCHING MARKETING GRANT
  • Grant funds can be used toward print or digital advertising in your local Hagadone Media Group products.
  • Grants will be awarded in May, June, and July.
  • Open to locally owned businesses impacted by coronavirus
  • Restrictions apply - see here for details


Washington Business and Workers 

Washington State Coronavirus Response (COVID-19) Center is a one-stop portal to get information related to the pandemic. Subscribe to alerts, register for webinars, and stay informed. 
   

Inland Northwest Partner Investors
INP would like to thank these progressive companies for their commitment to economic development throughout the region:
 
For more information about becoming an INP Investor, log on to www.inwp.org or contact us at info@inwp.org .