Resources & Tips for Business & Community Leaders
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Looking for more information about the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program? On January 28, 2021, the SBA added a new frequently asked questions which includes information about eligibility, application, use of funds and more.
This can be a stressful time. It is normal that you or your loved ones might feel anxious, sad, scared or angry. You are not alone. It is okay to seek out and ask for help. The resources here are a good place to start
As part of an end-of-year pandemic relief package, Congress has passed several changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and created a “Second Draw” PPP for small businesses who have exhausted their initial loan. Other changes impact eligibility for initial PPP loans, the loan forgiveness process, and the tax treatment of PPP loans.
Congress has also made changes to other programs – including Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL Program), the Employee Retention Tax Credit, a Venue Grant program, and SBA loan programs –that will benefit small businesses.
Palouse Pathways is offering support for students and families on topics ranging from how to explore careers and colleges to how to stay organized and motivated during the pandemic. Find out more at www.palousepathways.org/events; sign up for our newsletter to keep on top of the latest news and activities, https://www.palousepathways.org/sign-up-for-our-newsletter; or join our Facebook Group, www.facebook.com/groups/palousepathways/
Latah Recovery Center – A Community of Peer Support
Find us on Facebook.
Tweet us on Twitter: @LatahRecoveryCr
Call us at 208-883-1045
Open: 10-8 Mon-Fri.
531 S Main, Moscow, ID 83843
See our online calendar at www.latahrecoverycenter.org for a list of both in person and Zoom support meetings. Recovery Coaching also offered online.
Emergency shelter for families with children. Currently, all intakes are done remotely.
We also provide information and referral services.
Open coat closet to families on the Palouse that require winter coats.
Safety.com has published a comprehensive article that can help workers navigate a safe return to the workplace.
The topics covered include:
- Important steps companies are implementing to ensure Safety
- How companies can assist employees with physical limitations or are immunocompromised
- Steps that employees can take to protect themselves
COVID-19 Relief Grants Available to Businesses, Nonprofits, and Residents of Whitman County.
This site contains information about COVID-19 relief funding available from Whitman County for small business owners, nonprofits, and individuals residing in Whitman County.
The LISC Rapid Relief and Resiliency Fund will inject much-needed, flexible resources into historically under-invested communities. These are the places that are suffering most from the economic fallout gripping our nation due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Our aim is to raise up to $100 million in grants, loans and other investments for the Fund.
Coronavirus Customizable Flyer
This is a flyer you can customize and post to inform your employees and customers about the steps you are taking to protect against the spread of COVID-19.
These are common steps recommended by the CDC, states, and local jurisdictions, as of May 18, 2020. This is not a substitute for guidance from your state or local health departments, so please consult those resources as well.
With facial coverings now mandatory in Washington state, questions remain for many businesses on how best to enforce mask requirements for their customers and staff. Join us to hear how local companies set up their internal and store mask policies and how best to accommodate customers or employees with medical exemptions who cannot wear face coverings.
Below you will find a list of helpful links regarding housing and COVID-19. Please refer to each link for more information.
- Centers for Disease Control Guidelines for Your Home & Family
- CDC Guidelines for Unsheltered Homelessness
- CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker Tool
- Census Bureau Emergency Preparedness: Coronavirus Pandemic
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) Coronavirus Information
- US Department of Housing and Urban Development Coronavirus Information & Resources
- Federal Housing Finance Agency Coronavirus Assistance Information
EVICTION & MORTGAGE RELIEF
- FHFA Suspends Foreclosures and Evictions for Enterprise-Backed Mortgages
- FHFA Announces Tools to Help Renters Find Out if They are Protected from Eviction
- Eviction Lab: COVID-19 and Changing Eviction Policies Around the Nation
- National Multifamily Housing Council: Apartment Industry Committed to Supporting Residents Impacted by COVID-19
- Veterans Affairs: Special Relief for those Potentially Impacted by COVID-19
- Mortgage Relief Tracker (Forbes)
- Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University– A complied list of housing-related information and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- National Low-Income Housing Coalition- Resources for low-income and homeless individuals/families.
- Department of Housing & Urban Development- COVID-19 resources for renters.
- National Multifamily Housing Council- Frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 and the Fair Housing Act.
- National Fair Housing Alliance- Resource center for COVID-19.
To access information regarding confirmed COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the Washington State, click the link below:
The video below contains details on the results of the recent City of Pullman poll regarding reopening businesses in Pullman, precautions/protocols the community expressed opinions about, and moving towards economic recovery.
REBOUND & RECOVERY IN WASHINGTON
Here to help Washington employers reopen their doors. Find the guidance and resources you need to prepare your workplace and safely welcome back employees and customers.
Here to help Washington’s economy recover. By working with state and federal officials, industry leaders, and local chamber leaders, AWB serves as a unifying voice for rebuilding Washington’s economy and bringing economic prosperity to every part of the state.
Poverty on the Palouse has just issued it’s 2020 Spring Resource Guide- “Weaving Abundance on the Palouse.” This guide has been edited to account for changes due to COVID-19.