1 . Flash survey: What have you done so far with the SBA?
1. Applied for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) online.
Maybe will apply
Not yet
Don't plan to
2. Plan to apply Friday at an SBA preferred lender for the Payroll Protection Program.
3 . To send comments to UMA, click the button to send an email. We want to hear from you so we know how to support our operators.
Thanks for participating in our survey! Your answers will help us with today's Town Hall. Click the link at the end of this email to see how to participate, TODAY Thursday, April 2 at 2 p.m. ET.

2 . SBA loan guidance: 3 action items
1—Determine your cash needs for the next 10 weeks

2—Decide if you should apply for the EIDL.  Click here.

3—Friday: Apply for the Payroll Protection Program.  Click here.

3 . SBA releases list of top SBA 7(a) lenders. Here are the top ten:
4 . Fraud alert: Beware of grant fraud, loan scams, and phishing emails
The Office of Inspector General for the SBA is alerting the public about potential fraud schemes related to economic stimulus programs offered in response to the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19).

Fraudsters have already begun targeting small business owners during these economically difficult times. Be on the lookout for grant fraud, loan fraud, and phishing. Download the SBA's PDF document that explains what to look out for and how to proceed safely.

5 . Northeast Charter and Tour looks forward to doing their part to get the country moving again
Northeast Charter and Tour of Lewiston, ME, doing its part to stop the spread of coronavirus, looks ahead to a time when the fleet will be back on the road working with other companies that rely on buses for tourism and travel.
We need to win the battle & the war
Dave Millhouser
Bus & Motorcoach News | April 1, 2020 | by Dave Millhouser

More than 150 Confederate artillery pieces thundered for hours, a bombardment heard 70 miles away in Washington, DC.

It was July 3, 1863 in Gettysburg PA, and while the South had won most of the Civil War battles, they were losing the war. General Lee headed north to fix that.

The guns quit, and General George Pickett led thousands of men into history... and defeat.

A major factor was that, unseen in the smoke, many of the artillery shells landed long, behind Union lines. The Yankee troops were alerted to the impending charge, AND they were mightily irritated.

Stay informed
Every Thursday at 2 p.m. ET on the Zoom platform. Join from your computer or phone.
Resources, news and important links for advocacy, SBA grant and loan programs, and more