LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The City of North Las Vegas has sent out this letter to businesses in the city affected by the COVID-10 pandemic.
These are useful resources to help business owners navigate during these tough times.
Here is the full letter sent out by the city:
Dear business partners,
We know these are challenging times. We hope you and your loved ones are healthy and well.
Our North Las Vegas business community is the backbone of our City, and we want to do everything possible to equip you with the tools you need to recover from this economic crisis as soon as possible.
We have created a robust business resource page [lnks.gd] on the City of North Las Vegas website [lnks.gd] with links to dozens of sites with up-to-date, accurate information, including information about the recent stimulus packages enacted by Congress, funding opportunities, grant programs and loans. We hope you’ll check it out.
Here are a few highlights of some opportunities that may provide you assistance:
PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM
The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses.
Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, and Tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors, are eligible if they also meet program size standards.
• Eligible recipients may qualify for a loan up to $10 million determined by 8 weeks of prior average payroll plus an additional 25% of that amount.
• Loan payments will be deferred for six months.
• If you maintain your workforce, SBA will forgive the portion of the loan proceeds that are used to cover the first 8 weeks of payroll and certain other expenses following loan origination.
Click here [lnks.gd] to learn more.
ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS AND LOAN ADVANCE
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan [lnks.gd] advance of up to $10,000.
The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. The loan advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application, and this loan advance will not have to be repaid.
To apply for a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan, click here [lnks.gd].
SBA DEBT RELIEF
The SBA Debt Relief program [lnks.gd] will provide a reprieve to small businesses as they overcome the challenges created by this health crisis.
• The SBA will also pay the principal and interest of new 7(a) loans issued prior to September 27, 2020.
• The SBA will pay the principal and interest of current 7(a) loans for a period of six months.
SBA EXPRESS BRIDGE LOANS
The Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program [lnks.gd] allows small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 with less paperwork. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing and can be a term loans or used to bridge the gap while applying for a direct SBA Economic Injury Disaster loan.
If a small business has an urgent need for cash while waiting for a decision and disbursement on an Economic Injury Disaster Loan, they may qualify for an SBA Express Disaster Bridge Loan.
• Up to $25,000
• Fast turnaround
• Will be repaid in full or in part by proceeds from the EIDL loan
Find an Express Bridge Loan Lender by connecting with the SBA Nevada District Office at (702) 388-6611. Or for additional information, contact the SBA Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail email@example.com.
Small businesses are a vital economic engine in our community. Our goal is to do everything in our power to keep you and your customers safe and healthy, minimize the economic fallout from COVID-19 as much as possible, and assist you in opening your businesses up again as quickly as possible.
The City of North Las Vegas