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This page contains important information for businesses that have been or may be affected by the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic.


Infographic for the latest COVID-19 Relief Bill - Updated December 29, 2020

As the 2021 PPP program rolls out, there will be many updates and guidance letters from the Federal Government.

Consider bookmarking these two sites as this is where the information is published first: SBA.gov/PPP and Treasury.gov/CARES.


Check out the infographic for the latest COVID-19 Relief Bill below to get a head start on resources available to those in need.


For more information, visit the Kansas Small Business Development Center's COVID-19 Small Business Resources webpage at www.kansassbdc.net/covid19.

SPARK Small Business Grants

The Strengthening People and Revitalizing Kansas (SPARK) Task Force has approved more than $130 million in relief funding for economic development and connectivity in the state. These dollars are being awarded in the form of grants to eligible businesses.

Kansas businesses with fewer than 500 employees are eligible to apply for Small Business Working Capital grants.

Funds can be used to pay working capital expenses such as payroll, insurance, rent, mortgage payments, utilities, inventory and more. Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis until funds are depleted.'

You may view the application now but please note you won't be able to submit it until this WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 12 P.M. CST.

Learn more/Apply

DUNS NUMBER

Businesses must have a DUNS number in order to receive CV funds. Lack of a valid DUNS number can disqualify an application. DUNS information must be updated annually. There is no cost for a DUNS number.

Instructions/Apply


CDBG-CV Business Grants

The City of Hoxie, Kansas has received a Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $173,600 to help local for-profit businesses retain jobs for low-to-moderate income people. This funding can assist eligible businesses with issues triggered by the COVID-19 virus and when no other funds are available.

Business located within the City of Hoxie limits are eligible to apply.

View City of Hoxie Businesses Letter

Download Application Packet

Application period:  July 2, 2020 to Aug. 1, 2020.

Paper applications available at the
City of Hoxie Office
829 Main St, Hoxie, KS 67740

Please return in person or via mail to to the city office
by the Aug. 1, 2020 deadline.

Sheridan County, Kansas has received a Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $132,000 to help local for-profit businesses retain jobs for low-to-moderate income people. This funding can assist eligible businesses with issues triggered by the COVID-19 virus and when no other funds are available.

Business located within Sheridan County BUT outside of the City of Hoxie limits are eligible to apply.

View Sheridan County Businesses Letter

Application period:  June 25, 2020 to July 25, 2020.

Paper applications available at the
Sheridan County Clerk’s Office
925 9th St, Hoxie, KS 67740

Please return in person or via mail to to the clerk's office
by the July 25, 2020 deadline.


SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to Coronavirus

Any such Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance declaration issued by the SBA makes loans available to small businesses and private, non-profit organizations in designated areas of a state or territory to help alleviate economic injury caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

SBA Disaster Assistance Information

HERO Relief Program

The “Hero Relief Program” expands DCF’s child care assistance subsidies for families and provides financial support directly to child care providers. The new program specifically targets health care workers, first responders and other essential workers.

Beginning Monday, April 20, child care subsidies will be available to essential workers who financially qualify. The list includes:

    • Health care workers (including RNs, other medical professionals and health care support workers, hospital and laboratory staff)
    • First responders (including law enforcement, fire and rescue, and other public safety workers)
    • Food and agriculture workers
    • Judicial branch (essential services)
    • National Guard
    • Child and adult protective service specialists
    • Child care providers caring for children of eligible workers listed above

HERO Relief Program

Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency (HIRE) Fund

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has established the Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency (HIRE) Fund to provide bridge loans for Kansas’ hospitality sector in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The Kansas Department of Commerce and NetWork Kansas will administer the loan program. Through the HIRE fund, eligible businesses in Kansas will be able to apply for a one-time loan of up to $20 thousand at 0% interest for a period of 36 months. There will be no principal or interest payments for the first four months.

HIRE Information & Application

Rapid Response for Laid Off Workers

If your company is facing a permanent layoff of workers, contact Tucky Allen at (316) 303-2906 or tucky@kansasworkforceone.org and he will send electronic resources.

Kansas Department of Labor

The Kansas Department of Labor has posted a site with COVID-19 Response Resources.

KDOL COVID-19 Response Resources

Two links of note are the News release from 03/13/2020 and the Fact Sheet.

Additional websites that may be helpful are shared work and file by spreadsheet.

Displaced workers can file for Unemployment Insurance at www.getkansasbenefits.gov. They can also call 800-292-6333. The call center is experiencing a high volume of calls, so filing online is best when possible.

ABOUT THE CHAMBER

The Hoxie Area Chamber of Commerce is a volunteer-led organization focused on furthering the business, economic and community advancements of its members and the community at large.

CONTACTS

hoxieareachamber@gmail.com
(785) 657-7221
PO Box 864, Hoxie, Kansas 67740

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