During this time of coronavirus, we will continue to distribute The Monday Report every two weeks, with updates to assist your communities and organizations.
The Monday Report

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 
An Update of the CARES Act 
Friday, May 22 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PT
Under a recent Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) addendum, the CARES Act will make funding available to eligible communities impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. Funding supports various immediate needs such as planning and technical assistance, construction of infrastructure, and innovation grants. Join IEDC and EDA to find out how your community can qualify for these grants, what type of criteria is required in the application process, and examples of projects for new and existing grant recipients. Register here. 
NIC is one of the first colleges in the nation to be launching Amazon Small Business Academy.  
Amazon Small Business Academy was developed to help businesses better utilize Amazon as a selling platform.
Due to COVID-19, the course will be offered through online live-instruction, and discounted nearly 75% to make it accessible. $40.00 (includes all sessions)
6/4  -  2-5 p.m. - Beginner 1 & 2  
6/11 - 2-5 p.m. - Intermediate 1 & 2 
6/18 - 2-5 p.m. - Intermediate 3 & Advanced 1 
6/25 - 2-5 p.m. - Advanced 2 & 3
Sign up here. 
Please share with your PPP borrowers. 
In July of 2019 the Journal of Business reported the West Plains was expecting $500 million in private work projects adding roughly 5,000 new jobs to the area. In this zoom event West Plains leaders in economic development and business recruitment will share how COVID-19 has impacted the momentum in the West Plains. 
Speakers include:
  • Todd Coleman, Executive Director of S3RS Solutions (Formerly West Plains Airport Area PDA)
  • Brandon Haugen, General Manager of Kalispel Development
  • Mark Schuller, City Administrator of City of Cheney
  • Albert Tripp, City Manager of the City of Airway Heights
Sponsored by BECU and MultiCare, this event is free and open to members and all employers in the area.  
Register in advance.  
COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund (Eastern WA and North ID)
Applications for Round 2 are due by May 26. Recipients will be announced by June 12.
Please review the application information sheet for more information about grant criteria.
Funding partners intend for the process to be simple and accessible to any organization that is responding to community needs at this time.     
NEW: Extended grants to self-employed
The application cycle for self-employed individuals will start on May 27. Applicants need to create a Taxpayer Access Point (TAP) account and are encouraged to do so prior to their application phase opening. Read more here.   
NEW: 30-day supply of PPE for small businesses  
Request forms here.  
Impact Washington Back to Work Measures and Controls for Manufacturing
  Thursday, May 19th, 2020 at 11:00 AM PT 
Impact Washington and the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce invite Spokane County manufacturers to participate in a Zoom conference call to hear how experts have been coaching manufacturers through a process for back to work site compliance. They're helping facilities determine whether Engineering Controls, Administrative Controls or Personal Protective measures are recommended based on the work areas within their facility and each employee's risk of exposure due to the nature of their job functions.
The North Idaho COVID-19 Business Leaders Call is a weekly, 1-hour Zoom call for business owners & organizational leaders.

Friday's Topic:
Ongoing State and Local Resources to Support Your Business
Register here 
Extended Deadline for Our Town grant FY2021 - August 6
Our Town is NEA's creative placemaking grants program which supports integrated arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities. Projects require a partnership between a nonprofit organization and a local government entity, with one of the partners being a cultural organization. FY2021 projects are designed to leverage innovative partnerships aiming to mitigate the social, economic, and physical impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in local communities.
  Cost share/matching grants range from $25,000 to $150,000, with a minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount. Read grant guidelines here
COVID-19 Revive Your Business Zoom Call
Tues, May 19 2020  |  11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Revive your business with active goal setting, improving execution, capturing and preserving cash, and positioning your business for the recovery.
* Pivot your business to the market change
* Capture new markets
* Leverage digital marketing to target felt needs
* Strategically manage overhead
* Improve cash flow
Bill Jhung - Business coach
Warren Mueller - Business Coach
Jamie Morgan - Marketing Coach
Register to get an email invite to the Zoom meeting.
  • 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

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 .