With the worldwide impact of COVID-19, we are modifying the way we do business seemingly each day. This page is meant to provide detailed information covering financial support for businesses, health and safety, employment assistance, business advising services and more.
Below is a COVID-19 resource list for businesses, employees, and the community at large. This list will continue to be updated as new information becomes available.
Idaho Economic Development Association (IEDA) Resource Packet
IEDA has compiled a list of statewide resources available to community members. IEDA members are working together to share information and help assuage the impact of COVID-19. Learn more by clicking the link provided here.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration.
- Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance Link
- Small Business Administration Small Business Guidance and Loan Link
- Small Business Administration Export Assistance Link
- Small Business Administration Lender Match Helps You Find Lenders Link
Idaho Rebound Cash Grants for Small Businesses Up to $10,000 for 30,000 Idaho Small Businesses Link
Idaho Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Small Businesses may obtain a 30-day Supply of PPE for Employees/Patrons Link
Small Business Development Center Business Survival Strategies Link
Small Business Administration Express Bridge Loans Link
Small Business Administration Local Assistance Partner Network Link
Small Business Administration Traditional Loans (Ranging from $500 to $5.5 million) Link
Southwest District Health Business Guidelines Link
Southwest District Health Food Establishment Pre-Opening Questionnaire Link
Southwest District Health Guidance for Salons, Barbershops and Spas Link
Central District Health Guidance for Workplaces Link
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Save Small Business Fund ($5,000 Small Business Grant) Link
MoFi Small Business Development Paycheck Protection Program Link
Small Business Development Center Business Survival During COVID-19 Webinar Link
Idaho Community Foundation COVID-19 Fund for Idaho Nonprofits Link
Social Security Department COVID-19 Webpage Link
USDA Funding Relief for Agriculture Businesses Link
Idaho Department of Commerce Resource Page Link
Center for Disease Control & Prevention Interim guidance for businesses and employers Link
Caldwell Chamber of Commerce COVID 19 Updates Link
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Recommendations for Deducting COVID-19 Costs for Your Taxes Link
The Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act
This is a comprehensive guide to the aid packages for small businesses passed by the U.S. Government in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This document includes overviews of the following:
- Paycheck Protection Program Loans: Low interest loans with a loan forgiveness component when used on payroll (see new information via press release: March 31, 2020 press release)
- Debt Relief Program: The Government will cover your loan payments on existing non-disaster related SBA loans
- Economic Injury Disaster Loans: Low interest loans specifically for businesses in disaster areas (currently all 50 states)
- Small Business Tax Credit Program: This provides certain payroll tax credits for eligible businesses dialing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn more by reviewing the CARES Act through the link provided here.
Each SBDC Center is currently open to serve businesses and they have updated their service programs on the SBDC website.
Idaho Department of Labor Employee Assistance Link
Employment Security Department: For workers affected by COVID-19 Link
Employment Security Department Eligibility Checker Link Link
US Department of Labor COVID-19 Workforce Tips Link
Idaho Family and Medical Leave Act Link
Health, Safety and Schools
Idaho Rebounds: Our Path to Prosperity Stages of Reopening, Business Resources, Advisory Committee Link
Center for Disease Control Prevent Getting Sick Link
Center for Disease Control Fact Page Link
Corporation for National and Community Service Guidance for Volunteers and Programs Link
Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Link
Mayo Clinic Symptoms and Treatment Link
Administration for Community Living Older Adult and Individuals with Disabilities Link
Southwest District Health Monitoring and Tracking Link
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Link
West Valley Medical Center COVID-19 Updates Link
Southwest District Health Guidance for Schools Link
Southwest District Health School Re-opening Criteria Link