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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.