By now you should have received at least one, if not two invitations to participate in the census. If you’ve already completed your census questionnaire, thank you! You’ve shown that you count, and you’ve done your part to help our community. If you haven’t completed your census questionnaire, there’s no time like the present. Grab that invitation, go to my2020census.gov, and provide your information. It takes 10 minutes or less to complete and it’s super easy.
If you have not gotten an invitation, give the Census hotline a call at the toll free number 1-844-467-2020. It’s open daily from 6 am to 1 pm.
Coronavirus Small Business Guide
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses and nonprofits keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to eligible organizations.
Importantly, these loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their payrolls afterward.
The administration soon will release more details including the list of lenders offering loans under the program. In the meantime, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued a guide to help organizations understand what to expect and prepare to file for a loan.
The Emergency Loan Guide and Checklist provided by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce can be downloaded directly by clicking here.