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While there are no funds currently available in the
HIRE Fund, applications are still be accepted
should future dollars for the fund be made available. Hospitality businesses should visit https://kansascommerce.gov/hirefund 
to complete their application.

Businesses also can apply for federal disaster loan assistance up to $2 million through the U.S. Small Business Administration at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

For more information about the Kansas response to COVID-19, please visit: https://govstatus.egov.com/coronavirus. To access resources available to businesses, please visit https://kansascommerce.gov/covid-19-response.

KansasWorks is a great place to get training and/or retraining for employees, employer guides, temporary agency resources, job searching and more. Visit them at https://www.kansasworks.com/

All KANSASWORKS Workforce Centers will be closed beginning Monday, March 25, however services will still be available. Contact your local Workforce Center by calling (877) 509-6757, download the free KANSASWORKS mobile app and visit KANSASWORKS.com to access Live Chat, available 8:00am-4:30pm Monday through Friday. 
 

STAKEHOLDER ANNOUNCEMENT:
USDA Implements Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities Affected by COVID-19

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2020 – USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep our customers, partners, and stakeholders continuously updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America.

Read the full announcement to learn more about the opportunities USDA Rural Development is implementing to provide immediate relief to our customers, partners, and stakeholders.

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Kansas Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As you likely know by now, Kansas has been declared a disaster and Economic Disaster Injury Loans are now available across the state.  Please visit www.sba.gov/disaster to begin your application.
 
This is a list of documentation you will need in the application process:
 
•  Tax Information Authorization (IRS Form 4506-T), completed and signed by each applicant, each principal owning 20 percent or more of the applicant business, each general partner or managing member; and, for any owner who has more than 50 percent ownership in an affiliate business. Affiliates include, but are not limited to, business parents, subsidiaries, and/or other businesses with common ownership or management
• Complete copies, including all schedules, of the most recently filed Federal income tax returns for the applicant business; an explanation if not available
• Personal Financial Statement (SBA Form 413) completed, signed, and dated by the applicant, each principal owning 20 percent or more of the applicant business, and each general partner or managing member
• Schedule of Liabilities listing all fixed debts (SBA Form 2202 may be used)
• If the most recent Federal income tax return has not been filed, a year-end profit-and-loss statement and balance sheet for that tax year
• A current year-to-date profit –and-loss statement
 
All of these forms are available in the Disaster Loan Application Portal:  https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Information/PaperForms
 
You may not be experiencing losses today but anticipate that you may if this situation continues.  Because the loans are based on 6 months of your operating expenses (fixed debts, payroll, utilities, etc.) we encourage you to apply early.  You do not have to take disbursement immediately or it all if it turns out you will not require the funds.
 
If you need help or have questions, please reach out to us or our counselor partners with the Kansas Small Business Development Center https://www.kansassbdc.net/ or SCORE mentors https://wichita.score.org/ or email score143@sbcglobal.net

 

For more information about available SBA resources and services, please visit: SBA.gov/coronavirus.

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