COVID-19 News & Resources

During this time, agencies and other entities are making available several resources to help businesses and industries in your communities during the fallout from COVID-19.  IMPA has compiled the following information regarding resources available, and will continue to update the list to keep you informed.  All of this information is also available under the news section of our website at www.impa.com/covid19

https://www.facebook.com/business/grants?content_id=KKf6RWdyo87L7QO - Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries. This program can help with rent costs, connecting to customers and keeping your workforce going strong.

- The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) will host two live webinars for Hoosiers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. These webinars will cover unemployment eligibility requirements, the formula, amounts dispersed, frequently asked questions and how to apply for benefits.
     - https://calendar.in.gov/site/dwd/event/media-advisory-dwd-to-host-statewide-unemployment-insurance-webinars-for-hoosiers-impacted-by-covid/

https://www.mainstreet.org/howwecanhelp/resourcecenter/covid19resources - Main Street America is frequently updating this website specifically regarding resources for those effected by COVID-19. CDC Resources, SBA resources, US Department of Labor employment resources and US Chamber of Commerce business resources are all offered on the website.

- https://www.uschamber.com/coronavirus?es_p=11251762  – The U.S. Chamber is working closely with the White House, U.S. government agencies, and foreign government officials to inform and equip businesses with the most important and up-to-date information to prevent the spread of the virus and prepare businesses for the near and long-term impact. This site allows for those to get advice on business response, economic impact, and other resources and guidelines.

- https://www.locable.com/2020/03/13/1082/marketing-your-small-business-or-community-in-this-time-of-the-covid-19-coronavirus/ - Locable is a marketing firm that is partnering up with a number of resources to help relay some helpful tips during this time of uncertainty. Resources like marketing plans, ad implementation and local marketing are all listed on the website.

https://restoreyoureconomy.org/index.php - Restore Your Economy is providing access to a number of resources and best practice information regarding COVID-19. In addition, it is providing answers to communities disrupted by emphasizing and sharing disaster preparedness, crisis response, business continuity and recovery strategies.

https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19 The U.S. Small Business Administration 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.

https://www.in.gov/gov/3232.htm Governor Eric Holcomb delivered a statewide address to order that Hoosiers remain in their homes except for essential activities. Click the link to see frequently asked questions and their answers.

https://calendar.in.gov/site/gov/event/hotline-opens-tuesday-to-help-business-and-industry-with-stay-at-home-order/ 

The Critical Industries Hotline is available to help guide businesses and industries with the executive order. This center, reachable by calling 877-820-0890 or by emailing covidresponse@iedc.in.gov, is for business and industry questions only.

- https://www.in.gov/dwd/19.htm -The Indiana Department of Workforce Development upgraded their website to include the latest information on unemployment during COVID-19. This includes resources to apply for unemployment, workers compensation, and any frequently asked questions regarding unemployment.
 
https://www.iedc.in.gov/response -The Indiana Economic Development Corporation is working with the State of Indiana and the Indiana State Department of Health to closely monitor the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and to continue supporting and providing resources for businesses in partnership with local and regional organizations across the state. 
 
https://www.in.gov/cct/2564.htm -The State of Indiana has a list of supplementary resources stemming from co-learning and best practice conversations taking place with partners across the state.

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus -The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. This page will be updated as new information is available.

Cost Recovery from FEMA for Utilities COVID-19 Related Expenses This one-pager was developed by Ernst & Young (EY) intended to help utilities navigate the process of recovering costs from the Federal Emergency Management Administration related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will continue to update our website at www.impa.com/covid19 with additional information and resources as they become available. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to anyone at IMPA with questions or concerns as we navigate through this time.
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