COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan
The U.S. Small Business Administration has opened up a third round of funding for COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Relief. Those businesses with less than 500 employees may be eligible for an advance of $1,000 per employee, up to a $10,000 maximum. This advance does not have be paid back. Additionally, there are Economic Injury Disaster Relief loans available, but a completed loan application is not a requirement to receive grant funding.

Click HERE to review eligibility requirements and to view the application.
Revised Paycheck Protection Program Guidelines
On Friday, June 12, The U.S. Small Business Administration along with the U.S. Department of Treasury issued new and revised guidelines for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The new law, which was signed June 5th, 2020 by President Trump, expands eligibility for business owners who have past felony convictions.

Count on Me-Reminder
As a reminder, there is still time to be a part of the "Count On Me" NC initiative. In the coming weeks, a statewide media campaign will launch highlighting those businesses that have participated in the online training. The media campaign is designed to attract consumers to the site as well as encouraging them to visit those businesses that are participating. The program is free and the training can be completed online HERE !
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