FEMA: Processing of COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Applications Begins

Today, FEMA begins processing applications for funeral assistance, helping ease some of the financial stress created by the COVID-19 pandemic. FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020, under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. […]

EDA: $2.7 Million Invested to Protect Commercial District Businesses from Flooding in Plymouth, NH

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.7 million grant to the town of Plymouth, New Hampshire, to make critical infrastructure improvements needed to protect businesses in the Downtown Commercial District from flooding. This EDA grant will be matched […]

FEMA: President Biden Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Kentucky

FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the Commonwealth of Kentucky to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the severe winter storms, landslides and mudslides from Feb. 8-19, 2021. Federal funding is also available to the commonwealth and eligible local governments […]

FEMA: President Biden Announces Major Disaster Declaration for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians

FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the Poarch Band of Creek Indians to supplement the tribe’s efforts in the areas affected by the COVID-19 pandemic beginning on Jan. 20, 2020, and continuing. The President’s action makes federal funding available for crisis counseling for the Poarch […]

SBA: Portal Launched to Begin Accepting Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Applications on April 8th

National informational webinar to review application process on March 30 The U.S. Small Business Administration is launching a splash page for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal today in anticipation of opening applications for the much-anticipated critical economic relief program on Thursday, April 8, 2021. “Help is here for venue operators hit hard […]

SBA: Deferment Period Extended for all COVID-19 EIDL and Other Disaster Loans until 2022

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced extended deferment periods for all disaster loans, including the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, until 2022. All SBA disaster loans made in calendar year 2020, including COVID-19 EIDL, will have a first payment due date extended from 12-months to 24-months from the date of […]

FEMA: President Biden Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Louisiana

FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Louisiana to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the severe winter storms from Feb. 11-19, 2021. The President’s action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Avoyelles, Bienville, Bossier, […]

FEMA: President Biden Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Idaho

FEMA announced federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Idaho to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by straight-line winds on Jan. 13, 2021.  The President’s action makes federal funding available to state, tribal and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations […]