Help With COVID-19 Federal Disaster Assistance Programs

 

SCORE Fox Cities is here to help you address any business issues you are currently experiencing.   We know that there is not a clear or complete picture concerning the present SBA loan situation, however we can provide you with important information and connect you with people who can help.

SCORE and the SBA (Small Business Association) are considered “essential” and our services to our clients will continue.

SCORE Fox Cities Virtual Mentoring:

The safety of our clients, volunteers and community is very important to us, so as a preventative measure, our physical offices are closed.  We continue to mentor using phone, email and ZOOM.

  • If you are currently working with a SCORE mentor please reach out to that person directly.
  • If you need mentoring or have a question regarding your business please contact us.

To Request Virtual Mentoring:

  1. Go to https://foxcities.score.org/find-mentor-66
  2. Enter your zip code
  3. Fill out your contact information and any questions you have.  Then submit the form.
  4.  A mentor will reach out to your by phone, email or video conferencing.

Or you can contact SCORE Fox Cities at:

Phone: 920-303-2266 (please leave a message with your name and best way to contact you)

Email: score.foxcities@scorevolunteer.org

SCORE Fox Cities Workshops and Webinars:

SCORE has hundreds of free pre-recorded and live webinars.  We also offer courses on online and are available on demand. You can access these resources by searching the SCORE website: https://www.score.org/content/take-workshop

SCORE Fox Cities has postponed all seminars except for Getting Started – How To Create, Edit and Publish Marketing Videos.    This event is now being offered as a webinar. When you register, you will receive a ZOOM teleconference link to attend. Below is the link to register for that event.

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=ed4e4idab&oeidk=a07egzmn3fdc6a0014e

Additional Resources & Links:

Remember to stay connected with your customers, lenders, landlords and suppliers, and check your local Chamber of Commerce website regularly.

CDC – Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

Small Business Administration - SBA

To help any businesses that have been impacted by the coronavirus crisis, the SBA will provide loans up to $2 million under the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program for Wisconsin.   This money is to help businesses make payroll, pay rent, provide sick leave and meet other operating costs. Interest rates are 3.75% for small businesses and 2.75% for non-profits.

SBA Informational Webinars for Disaster Loans

Beginning March 23, 2020, SBA has been offering webinars to help Wisconsin businesses prepare and apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans.  Below is a list of options available to businesses for loans and COVID-19 information.

How Can You Apply?

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) ,approved the Small Business 20/20 grant. This $5 million grant program is designed to support small businesses and micro-enterprises impacted by COVID-19.

Here are some other important resources:

KIVA – Support Local Businesses During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC)

WWBIC   

 WWBIC is offering deferrals and has a new small loan program up to $25,000.

Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

WI Department of Workforce Development   

 Here you will find frequently asked questions that relate to DWD’s services, information and resources for businesses, individuals and organizations, including Unemployment Compensation.

For detailed information on SBA programs for the coronavirus:

 www.sba.gov/coronavirus  

For information on all federal programs:

www.usa.gov/coronavirus

 www.gobierno.usa.gov/coronavirus (en Español).

For information on home mortgage relief:

https://foxcities.score.org/resource/home-mortgage-forbearance-monthly-mortgage-payments

https://foxcities.score.org/resource/cares-act-personal-mortgage-forbearance

For additional business guidance view:

 How Businesses Can Prepare for Coronavirus

To view other SCORE resources/article:

 small business disaster preparedness resources

SCORE is committed to providing you the best service we can during this difficult time. Information is being added daily.  We will update you when in-person events resume, and when new resources and guidance becomes available.

 

 

 

 

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