March 31 – Coronavirus Emergency Loans, Small Business Guide and Checklist
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses. More…

March 27 – Emergency COVID-19 Loan Funds Available from Flathead County Economic Development Authority
The Emergency Stabilization Loan Program is immediately available to qualified businesses under the following terms: up to $5,000, 0% interest over the term, 12 month term, 6 months of deferred payments. More…

March 25 – Montana Employer Frequently Asked Questions
Click here to view the Montana Department of Labor and Industry’s most frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and how to help your employees through this time.

March 23 – US Chamber Summary of Latest Congressional Action on Coronavirus Response
On March 14, the House of Representatives passed the U.S. Chamber of Commerce supported, Families First Coronavirus Response Act. President Trump has announced his support for the bill and it is expected to pass the Senate early next week. More…

March 22 – Summary of Revised CARES Act
The US Chamber released a summary of the “CARES” Act, which includes the Small Businesses Paycheck Protection Program, Loan Program and Credit Facility, business tax provisions, pension filings, banking relief, and more…

March 17 – SBA Updates Criteria on States for Requesting Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)
WASHINGTON – Today, as part of the Trump Administration’s aggressive, whole-of-government efforts to combat the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) and minimize economic disruption to the nation’s 30 million small businesses, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza issued revised criteria for states or territories seeking an economic injury declaration related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). The relaxed criteria will have two immediate impacts. More…

March 17 – MT 16340-01 SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Montana Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Montana small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today. More….

March 15 – BGOV Bill Summary: H.R. 6201, Coronavirus Aid Deal (Corrected)
Individuals affected by the novel coronavirus could receive paid leave, food assistance and unemployment insurance would be expanded, and Medicaid funding to states would be increased under the House-passed version of H.R. 6201. More…

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