CoVID-19 Business Assistance Resources

Dear Rice county businesses,

WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER!  In an effort to keep you updated on the latest resources for your business, here are the tools we're aware of at this Point:

RICE COUNTY CDBG-CV GRANT 
SPARK BUSINESS ASSISTANCE GRANT (Applications are now closed)



RE-OPENING GUIDELINES
State of Kansas Re-Opening Plan
Rice County Re-Opening Plan 

Operation Open Doors Checklist (National Retail Federation)

POTENTIAL FUNDING OPTIONS
SBA Disaster/Economic Injury Relief 
SBA Disaster Loans comparison
 

Paycheck Protection Program (details from US Treasury)
Items needed for the PPP application  Form 4506-T 

SCKEDD Disaster Relief Program
 
(working capital loans)

Hero Relief Program (child care assistance for essential workers)

Restaurant Employee Relief (currently raising more funds)

Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency Fund (HIRE) (for restaurants, bars, lodging facilities and event centers.  Phase 1 funds are gone.  You may file an application so they can collect data in case there is more funding)

COVID-19 BUSINESS RESOURCES & GUIDES
Kansas Department of Commerce (live chat option for SBA questions)
Coronavirus Resources (Dr. Roger Marshall, US Congressman)
Small Business Resources (US Chamber of Commerce Foundation)

SBDC Business Resources (Small Business Development Center)
Federal Rural Resource Guide (USDA)
Resource listings for federal, state and private assistance
Kansas Together 
(Emergency programs to help small businesses)
KSReady (Kansas Emergency Management information portal)
SBA Guidance for Businesses

CDC Guidance for Businesses

UNEMPLOYMENT / EMPLOYMENT / TAX RELIEF
Kansas Department of Labor (Resources for employers and workers)
A guide to setting up your initial claim for unemployment benefits
Paid sick leave and expanded medical and family leave Q & A
For an overview of the unemployment provisions in the CARES Act, click here.

Kansas Jobs and Hiring Portal

IRS Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments


For local assistance, please call...

Stacy Clark
Rice County Economic Development
(620)257-5166