Coronavirus Business & Employment Resources


LATEST AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law, which provides additional relief for the nation’s small businesses and hard-hit industries for programs the SBA is currently administering and adds new efforts. Specifically, the new law includes:

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  • $7.25 billion additional for the Paycheck Protection Program, including to expand eligibility to additional nonprofits and digital news services
  • Additional funds are allocated for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, and now allows businesses to apply for both a PPP loan after Dec. 27, 2020, and the SVOG.
  • $15 billion additional for Targeted Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance (EIDL) payments, including NEW $5 billion for Supplemental Targeted EIDL Advance payments for those hardest hit.
  • NEW:  $28.6 billion for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund for industry-focused grants.
  • NEW:  $100 million to establish a Community Navigator pilot program; grants will go to eligible organizations supporting efforts to improve access to COVID-19 pandemic assistance programs and resources.

Idaho Rebounds


IDAHO REBOUNDS:  OUR PATH TO PROSPERITY

Governor Brad Little launched “Idaho Rebounds: Our Path to Prosperity,” a four-phase, data-driven approach to keeping Idaho’s economy open safely. The approach reduces the risk of COVID-19 to Idaho’s most vulnerable population and preserves capacity in our healthcare system, while opening up businesses safely. 

STAGES OF REOPENING
Includes protocols for general businesses and more specific protocols for daycares, youth activities, places of worship, restaurants, close contact services, and others.

BUSINESS SPECIFIC PROTOCOLS FOR OPENING
Businesses should have operational plans in place to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. Included here are protocols for specific businesses and activities.

CENTRAL DISTRICT HEALTH BUSINESS REOPENING INFORMATION
Review the Central District Health Districts guidance, recommendations, and requirements for businesses located in Ada County.

BUSINESS COVID-19 RESOURCES AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

FEDERAL RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES 
The official federal resource website for U.S. small businesses affected by COVID-19 where you can view relevant federal agency resources, access the latest news, and search for a Small Business Advisor near you.
NEW EMPLOYER PAID LEAVE REQUIREMENTS (FFCRA)
Details on the The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) which requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.
SBA EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE, PPP, AND OTHER COVID-19 RELIEF OPTIONS
For resources from the SBA on their Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, Payment Protection Program (PPP), Express Bridge Loans and 7(a) Loan options.
PPP QUICK REFERENCE CHART
The Idaho SBDC created a helpful chart for quick PPP Loan information, including forgiveness timeline and rules, eligible costs and auditing, and a documents guide.
PPP LOAN FORGIVENESS APPLICATION
PPP Loan Forgiveness Application and detailed instructions for the application from the SBA and Treasury.
IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF LABOR COVID-19 RESOURCES
The Idaho Department of Labor recognizes the impact of the coronavirus on employers and workers, and they are available to assist. They continue to offer services online and by phone, and they update their web pages with resources and information for you as it becomes available.
TELECOMMUNICATION AND INTERNET ASSISTANCE OPTIONS
Assistance and resources from internet service providers and telecom companies across Idaho.
IDAHO TRAVEL INDUSTRY COVID-19 RESOURCES
Resources and information for the Idaho travel and tourism industry.
IDAHO SBDC COVID-19 RESOURCES
The Idaho Small Business Development Center is available to work with your business, answer questions, provide resources, and advocating for your business during through this period.
IDAHO WOMEN'S BUSINESS CENTER COVID-19 RESOURCES
The Idaho Women’s Business Center is providing resources and links to help as your business plans next steps.
IDAHO TECHHELP COVID-19 INFORMATION
TechHelp is committed to protecting manufacturing clients with the latest information, resources, and assistance.