Coronavirus, Covid 19, Business Resources

This page is not intended to provide breaking alerts or health updates. Please use these resources for those needs:

Business Reopening Guidance:

State of Kansas Plan: An overview of the Kansas phasing

State of Kansas Business Industry Guidance: Industry links for best management practices

Safe Return KC Guide: Guidance for workplace and customer safety

Stinson LLP: Best practices for returning to work

Fenwick & West LP: Return-to-work checklist

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Financial Resources:

AltCap Fast Start Loan: A regional partner, AtlCap has streamlined their process for loans up to $20,000 with a processing time of about 48 hours. The first month payment can be waived.\

AltCap COVID Relief Fund: A new $5 million loan pool has been created for loans up to $100,000. Priority will be given to small businesses in retail, food service, arts and entertainment, hospitality, healthcare not directly involved in the COVID-19 response, fitness, personal service and transportation. 

Artist Relief Fund: A national organization, Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19

CDBG: This is an information gathering process for an application for potential funds. Businesses must have fewer than 50 employees. Eligibility is based on the employee’s income.

City of Louisburg business survey: https://bit.ly/2YTXYHX
City of Osawatomie business survey: https://forms.gle/UE2jbCMV98UFTejc7
All other Miami County businesses: https://forms.gle/w2dt7zyp2AE9cu2m9

Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security Act Overview: The US Chamber of Commerce has created an overview of the legislation

Evergy Assistance Programs: The region’s provider of electrical service is offering grants to nonprofits and will release a program to help businesses June 1.

Facebook: Cash grants and online marketing credits

Restaurant Employee Relief Fund: National fund offering direct cash grants to impacted restaurant workers 

Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance: Applications can now be submitted via the portal

Small Business Administration Guidance on PPP Loan Forgiveness: Information for loan recipients regarding the process for securing forgiveness

US Chamber of Commerce: Targeted for businesses located within the Osawatomie zip code. The application goes live April 20.

US Treasury: Summary of Paycheck Protection Program

US Treasury: Overview of Main Street Lending Fund, $1 million minimum loan fund

Employer/Employee Resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Interim Guidance for Businesses: Workplace guidance for employers

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Guidance regarding Covid-19 and non-discrimination laws.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act:

Kansas Department of Labor: Resources of employers regarding workplace safety, the shared work program and filing for potential unemployment claims. Resources for workers impacted by reduced hours or layoffs

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance: Unemployment assistance for those who are self-employed, independent contractors, "gig" workers such as Uber and Lyft drivers, employees of religious organizations whose employment has been impacted by COVID-19 or those who lack sufficient work history to file a claim or have been disqualified for state benefits but who are impacted directly by COVID-19

Kansas Department of Health and Environment: An index of frequently asked questions and recommendations by industry type

KansasWorks Essential Business Job Post Portal: This is a free listing to post open positions

Utility Services:

Kansas Corporation Commission: Waiver of utility disconnects until April 15

Income Tax Filing Deadlines:

IRS Tax Relief for Disaster Areas: The Federal deadline for filing taxes and payment has altered

Kansas Tax Filing Deadline: The State deadline for renewals has been altered

Local Business Resources:

Miami County Republic Business Listing: A free, online business directory of local services and their hours

Federal Agencies:

USDA: Frequently asked questions and resources regarding COVID-19 and food production, inspections, loans, plant and animal health guidelines and more

State Agencies:

Kansas Attorney General: Report price gouging

Kansas Department of Commerce: Information and resources to assist businesses

Kansas Department of Health and Environment: An index of frequently asked questions and recommendations by industry type

Kansas Driver’s License and Vehicle Registrations: The State deadline for renewals has been extended

Kansas Essential Functions Request Site: A portal providing assistance regarding Essential Business determinations

Regional Operations:

Miami County Appraiser’s Office: Information about upcoming Payment Under Protection Hearings and 2020 Informal Hearings

Sixth Judicial District Court: Schedule for court hearings

Small Business Administration: Business emergency plans

Additional Resources:

Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund: Led by the Greater Kansas City Foundation and similar metro agencies, this response fund will be offering grants to nonprofit organizations providing assistance with shelter, food and similar needs

Woman’s Foundation: Webinars and updates regarding efforts to support women-owned businesses.

Constangy, Brooks, Smith and Prophete, LLP: Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and federal labor issues in addition to materials to help business owners think through a business plan. 

Secure a copy of your Articles of Incorporation and Company Bylaws: An original set of those would have been filed with the Kansas Secretary of State. 

Crafting a Profit and Loss Statement: This financial report lets you know your company’s profitability. SCORE’s free online course will help you create a P&L

Personal Financial Statement: This document provides lenders with an overview of your personal assets and liabilities SCORE has a free template for you to download. 

News-Press Now: A print and online marketing grant for businesses

Alcohol Sales from Restaurants: The Governor’s Executive Order