Protect Your Business

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

This program provides SBA loans to small businesses to be used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest or utilities. Loans are eligible for forgiveness if the borrower meets all necessary criteria. Loans are available through June 30, 2020.

U.S. Treasury: Program Overview | FAQ | Borrower Info Sheet
Small Business Administration: Program Overview | Borrower Application Form


COVID-19-Related Tax Credits

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provides small and midsize employers refundable tax credits that reimburse them for the cost of providing paid sick and family leave wages to their employees for leave related to COVID-19.

IRS: Program Overview & FAQ


Pandemic Operations Continuity Template

This template, originally developed for an influenza pandemic, provides guidance to assist organizations in developing a Continuity of Operations Plan or, if the organization already has a continuity plan, a Pandemic Annex.

FEMA: Guide & Instructions
Bracewell PRG: Coronavirus Impact on Nonprofits

Protect Your Employees

Paid Leave & Benefits

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.

Dept. of Labor: Employer Requirements
EEOC: ADA & Rehabilitation Act Compliance


Safe Workplace Guidelines

Essential businesses that continue operations during the pandemic should make every effort to limit risk to employees by following the standards set forth by public health and employee advocacy agencies.

OSHA: Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
CDC: Business & Employer Guidance

Protect Yourself

Paid Sick Leave & Family Leave

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.

Dept. of Labor: Employee Paid Leave Rights


Unemployment Insurance

The federal government is providing temporarily enhanced unemployment insurance benefits through July 31, 2020, including increased compensation.

House Ways & Means Committee: Unemployment Compensation Provisions
Senate Finance Committee: Unemployment Insurance FAQ


Financial Assistance

Families severely impacted by COVID-19 may be eligible for certain assistance and relief benefits, including a one-time direct payment from the IRS.

IRS: Economic Impact Payments
CFPB: Mortgage Relief Options
Dept. of Education: Student Loan Forbearance & 0% Interest
HHS: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
USDA: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Feeding America: Find Your Local Food Bank

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