April 1 Resources for YOU! 

Continued thanks to all of our small business community and partners! Below are some more initiatives, efforts, and funding opportunities.  Please continue to submit via this link information, offerings, initiatives and closings.

Extended Deadline! Closes April 1 @ 12pm

Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.

You can apply through any existing SBA 7(a) lender or through any federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union,  and Farm Credit System institution that is participating. Other regulated lenders will be available to make these loans once they are approved and enrolled in the program. You should consult with your local lender as to whether it is participating in the program.

Lenders may begin processing loan applications as soon as April 3, 2020.

The Paycheck Protection Program will be available through June 30, 2020.

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Join Andy Shall, Owner/Founder of Busboys and Poets TODAY Wednesday, April 1 at 12pmET on Busboys and Poets Instagram with a CPA and expert on #SBA #CARESAct. This will be a discussion of the impact of #coronavirus on business and understanding the federal and local aid programs. 

American for the Arts Emergency Fund

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has created a substantial disruption to earned revenue for organizations and income streams for individuals. Are you thinking about setting up a relief fund? Not sure where to start or how to best navigate it? Join our panel as they share how they set up their relief funds, questions to ask and insights they learned through the process.


  • Ruby Lopez Harper, Senior Director of Local Arts Advancement, Americans for the Arts
  • Barbara Davis, Chief Operating Officer, The Actors Fund
  • Randy Engstrom, Director, Office of Arts and Culture for the City of Seattle
  • Ashley Walden Davis, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Alternate ROOTS
  • McKenzi Swinehart, Grants & Services Manager, Greater Columbus Arts Council
  • Laura Zabel, Executive Director, Springboard for the Arts
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Their plan involves five key steps that we believe are necessary to help small and mid-sized local and independent businesses (including farms and fishermen) in all communities across the United States to survive this crisis.
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