From NCBA/CLUSA: This week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced a streamlined forgiveness process for loans of $150,00 or less, which account for more than 90 percent of all Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans made. SBA has opened a portal for small-dollar borrowers to directly apply for streamlined forgiveness in a pilot stage. This […]
We haven’t posted a lot on our page lately; however, the re-opening process has begun throughout the Pacific Northwest. We will try to get back to relevant updates as counties and states proceed through the reopening process: Oregon approves 31 counties to enter Level 1 reopening plan. This allows retail, and other businesses to operate […]
The Clallam County EDC has put together a resource on understanding where the $2 trillion will be going to manage a collective response to Covid-19. Thanks –we updated the link on our website: https://chooseclallamfirst.com/federal-relief-packages/f/the-anatomy-of-the-2-trillion-covid-19-stimulus-bill
The SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program under the CARES Act can help small businesses (including co-ops) save jobs with a forgivable loan. We are trying to keep up with resources as fast as they pop up. Our Covid-19 Resources Page has more information and plans.
New Moon Café is currently closed. However, you can support them during the pandemic in two ways. People can purchase gift certificates at their website. People can also make direct donations here. There are a number of co-ops in our area that seek support. Check and share our page supporting these co-op fund drives!
We have updated our page of co-ops in our region seeking support. If you can make a donation, please do. If you are not able to at this time, please share their support pages.
North American Students of Cooperation (NASCO) NASCO has put together a resource page for housing cooperatives. NASCO Programming Updates Personal Hygiene Recommendations Co-op Kitchen & Common Area Recommendations Community Care Additional Resources
Donations to the Cooperative Development Foundation’s Disaster Recovery Fund help cooperatives and their employees weather the impact of the COVID-19 containment effort. The COVID-19 crisis impacts each cooperative, member and employee differently: A North Carolina preschool cooperative laid off all its workers when schools were shuttered. A New England worker-owned café faces declining sales. A […]
Since the Center’s last newsletter, the corona virus has escalated to a pandemic. In Washington, gatherings of over 50 people are prohibited, schools and universities closes, bars and restaurants closed. This is a difficult time for any business and the co-op community is coming together to support each other. NWCDC sent out a statement on […]
The following is from the Employment Security Department of the State of Washington State of Washington Resources for Workers and Employers “If you are affected by COVID-19, Employment Security has programs that may be able to help. We adopted a series of emergency rules to relieve the burden of temporary layoffs, isolation and quarantine for workers and businesses. This easy-to-read comparison […]