Status of COVID-19.
The following information was compiled by the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. Visit their website by clicking HERE.
- Updates from the Center for Disease Control
- Updates from Pennsylvania Department of Health
- Chester County Health Department (overseeing Delaware County)
- Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Critical Medical Supplies Procurement Portal
Financial Assistance Programs
The Latest from the SBA can be found HERE
There’s a lot to navigate for your business during this quarantine. Please use the resources below and feel free to read through this Small Business Owners Guide to help answer any questions you may have.
U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION’S ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS Application Filing Deadline: December 21, 2020
Disaster Loan Assistance Available:
Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) – Working capital loans to help small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster. These loans are intended to assist through the disaster recovery period. Economic Injury Disaster Loans Resources:
- Who is ELIGIBLE?
- What are the LOAN PARAMETERS?
- How can I access an EMERGENCY $10,000 GRANT?
- U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION FACT SHEET – ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS
PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM
Lenders may begin processing loan applications as soon as April 3, 2020.
The SBA and Treasury Department have launched the new Paycheck Protection Program to help keep employees on payroll and small businesses operating. (With attachments regarding the program from https://home.treasury.gov/cares.) These are loans that may be fully forgiven when used for payroll costs, interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities (at least 75% of the forgiven amount must have been used for payroll). Small businesses can apply through any existing SBA 7(a) lender or through any participating federally insured depository institutions, federally insured credit unions, and Farm Credit System institutions. Other regulated lenders will be available to make these loans once they are approved and enrolled in the program. You should consult with your local lender as to whether it is participating in the program. Additional information about this program is available at www.sba.gov/coronavirus.
Paycheck Protection Program – What costs Cover?
What can I use these loans for? You should use the proceeds from these loans on your:
- Interest on mortgage obligations, incurred before February 15, 2020;
- Rent, under lease agreements in force before February 15, 2020; and
- Utilities, for which service began before February 15, 2020.
What counts as payroll costs? Payroll costs include:
- Salary, wages, commissions, or tips (capped at $100,000 on an annualized basis for each employee);
- Employee benefits including costs for vacation, parental, family, medical, or sick leave; allowance for separation or dismissal; payments required for the provisions of group health care benefits including insurance premiums; and payment of any retirement benefit;
- State and local taxes assessed on compensation; and
- For a sole proprietor or independent contractor: wages, commissions, income, or net earnings from self-employment, capped at $100,000 on an annualized basis for each employee
Paycheck Protection Program Resources: