April 3, 2020 – Amanda Robbins, Associate Director
Funding Opportunity – Paycheck Protection Program (PPP):
Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small
businesses and eligible nonprofits by authorizing up to $349 billion
toward job retention and certain other expenses. Yesterday,
the Administration issued an
interim final rule that clarifies how the affiliation provision impacts faith-based entities.
attached a FAQ for the PPP and EIDL loan programs that clarifies how
your house of worship or organization can access these funds. The FAQ
makes it clear that all faith-based entities are eligible for
the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loans
in accordance with their sincerely held beliefs. Please keep in mind,
organizations have until the program ends of June 30, 2020 OR until the
program reaches its $350 billion cap to apply.
For more information and updates, visit Treasury.gov/CARES and
Trump announced updated guidelines this week to continue slowing the
spread of Coronavirus in America. This 30-day window will be crucial: If
every American does his or her part, the latest model suggests
we could save 1 million or more U.S. lives. Please click here for more
30 Days to Slow the Spread (Español)
U.S. Department of Labor Announcement on Paid Leave
Department of Labor announced new action regarding how American workers
and employers will benefit from the protections and relief offered by
the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and
Medical Leave Expansion Act, both part of the Families First
Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). FFCRA will help the United States
combat and defeat COVID-19 by reimbursing American private employers
that have fewer than 500 employees with tax credits for the
cost of providing employees with paid leave taken for specified reasons
related to COVID-19. The legislation will ensure that workers are not
forced to choose between their paychecks and the public health measures
needed to combat the virus, while at the same
time reimbursing businesses.
How to Help – If you or your organization are interested in helping the effort to combat the spread of COVID-19, FEMA has established a
website (www.fema.gov/coronavirus/how-to-help) with more information. Examples for the
private sector include:
solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management
(SAM) in order to be considered for award, pursuant to applicable
regulations and guidelines.
Registration information can be found at www.sam.gov. Registration
must be “ACTIVE” at the time of award.
If you have medical supplies or equipment to donate, please provide
us details on what you are offering.
If you are a private company that wants to produce a product related to the COVID response – email email@example.com.
If you are a hospital or healthcare provider in need of medical supplies, please contact your state, local, tribal or territory department of public health and/or
emergency management agency.
If you are interested in doing business with FEMA and supporting the response to COVID- 19 with your company’s non-medical goods and/or services, please submit
your inquiry to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Procurement Action Innovative Response Team (PAIR) team at DHSIndustryLiaison@hq.dhs.gov.
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