Funds available for Tribes, non-profit organizations, by and for providers.
Commerces Public Safety program has opened a funding opportunity for Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) that allows for a wide range of applications focused on preventing, preparing for, and/or responding to the coronavirus.
*Applications are due to Commerce by 5 p.m. on Feb. 26.*
Eligible proposals may include activities to address the coronavirus and its effects, and replacement of budgeted funds reduced/eliminated due to the pandemic. Eligible services and expenses include advocacy and emotional support to individuals and communities impacted by the coronavirus, mental health counseling and case management, peer support, transportation, public awareness and educational presentations, housing support and coordination of systems partners.
There are two separate applications for this funding. You can find them on the program's Grants and Funding [ https://www.commerce.wa.gov/serving-communities/crime-victims-public-safety/office-of-crime-victims-advocacy/ocva-grants-and-funding/ ] page.
The purpose of the By and For Request for Proposal (RFP) (3144C-2A) [ https://deptofcommerce.app.box.com/s/xt06evvsyxvmvf9eocv4870x5z7lec6p ] is to develop and enhance culturally and community specific services for individuals and communities. Services and activities must be provided by organizations that are operated by and for the community to be served. Marginalized communities may include ethnic and racial minorities, immigrants and refugees, individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, individuals with disabilities or who are deaf, and Native Americans.
The Local Governments, Tribes, and Non-profits RFP (3144C-2B) [ https://deptofcommerce.app.box.com/s/t6x2009yseuzdrnb4gph30qsrgrwtwag ] is open to any local government, tribe or non-profit.
For-profit organizations are not eligible to apply for either funding opportunity.
Bidders conferences will be held on Feb. 16. The By and For RFP bidders conference is from 1 - 2 p.m., register here. [ https://wastatecommerce.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElf-qgpjwvHtSQBRpQv0WOBIZvrGnqSKbs ] The Local Government, Tribes, and Nonprofits RFP is from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m., register here. [ https://wastatecommerce.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItd-ivqz0uH9f_VFmbn2lgNR4rB3JMOzh7 ]
The anticipated award period is March 16, 2021 to Jan. 31, 2022. Awards may be extended for an additional year.
Please download and carefully review the RFPs [ https://www.commerce.wa.gov/serving-communities/crime-victims-public-safety/office-of-crime-victims-advocacy/ocva-grants-and-funding/ ] for specific information about funding requirements and priorities, the process for submitting an application, and dates of significance.
Questions about the application can be sent to the Application Coordinator, Bill Johnston, email@example.com
for: entertainment venues, theatres, etc.
webinar recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdfQGb6z-gg&feature=youtu.be
ArtsWA is pleased to offer general operating support to small non-profit and fiscally sponsored arts groups and organizations with a minimum one-year-history of providing continuous arts programming prior to pandemic mitigation mandates. Funding will support daily operations, planning, and creative production of small organizations experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic.
Ilwaco Farmer Market Manager position is open. Interested? Contact Jenna @ Ilwaco Merchants Association - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Worried about filing your 2020 taxes and how to claim PPP or other grants? Join this free seminar on March 3rd. https://members.thurstonchamber.com/events/details/business-and-recovery-tax-planning-preparing-for-audits-300914
Find Work Fridays - For business owners it’s an opportunity to have private interviews and find the right person to fill your employment need. Looking for work? It’s a great way to scan multiple jobs, meet owners and find that perfect job. https://www.smore.com/wpgq5-find-work-friday
Beginning Wednesday 2/24, the PPP loan program will open for businesses and nonprofits with 20 or fewer employees exclusively for 14 days. https://www.sba.gov/document/support-biden-administration-ppp-reform-fact-sheets
More details are forthcoming that will further explain the process and benefits.
PPP FOR SMALL BUSINESS
Starting Wednesday 2/24, businesses with fewer than 20 employees will have an exclusive 2-week period to apply for forgivable PPP loans
The Biden administration announced several changes to the Paycheck Protection Program this week.
Businesses can choose to spend the funds over any period of time between 8 and 24 weeks. At least 60% of the money must be spent on maintaining payroll in order to receive full forgiveness.
o Establishes a 14-day, exclusive PPP loan application period for businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees
o Allow sole proprietors, independent contractors, and self-employed individuals to receive more financial support by revising the PPP’s funding formula for these categories of applicants
o Eliminate an exclusionary restriction on PPP access for small business owners with prior non-fraud felony convictions, consistent with a bipartisan congressional proposal
o Eliminate PPP access restrictions on small business owners who have struggled to make federal student loan payments by eliminating federal student loan debt delinquency and default as disqualifiers to participating in the PPP; and
o Ensure access for non-citizen small business owners who are lawful U.S. residents by clarifying that they may use Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to apply for the PPP.
The 14-day exclusivity period will start on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 9 a.m., while the other four changes will be implemented by the first week of March. The SBA is working on the program changes and will communicate details throughout this week.
$250M small business relief grants. Although not all details are available yet, the program will be using a new portal, therefore you will need to re-apply. The grants will be $25,000 minus previously awarded Working Washington grants given from rounds 1-3. Child care workers, agricultural and other worker types will be excluded. Final list and regulations forthcoming. Applications will be open mid-April and awarded early May.
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