COVID-19 Employee Assistance: What Else Can Businesses Do To Help Their Employees? Employer-Provided Tax-Free Disaster Relief Benefits On March 13, 2020, President Trump enacted the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, authorizing him to declare the COVID-19 epidemic a national emergency. By doing so, he...

The US Chamber of Commerce has launched the “Save Small Business Grant Fund”. Funded by contributions from corporate and philanthropic partners, the program provides $5,000 supplemental grants for small employers with 3 to 20 employees in economically affected areas. This program will open TODAY (April 20, 2020)...

The SBA has announced the following: Lapse in Appropriations Notice: SBA is unable to accept new applications at this time for the Paycheck Protection Program or the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)-COVID-19 related assistance program (including EIDL Advances) based on available appropriations funding. EIDL applicants who have already submitted their...