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  • Covid 19 Resources and Information

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  • For updates on the current CDC Guidelines concerning Covid 19, please visit their website at the below link;
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html

     

     

    Emergency Business Loan Program

    Small Business Administration COVID-19 Disaster Loan

    Oklahoma small businesses are now eligible for the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. The program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
     

    https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

     

    Local Loan Application Help

    The Oklahoma Department of Commerce has staff available to assist small businesses with filling out disaster loan application forms. Companies needing assistance with the application forms and economic development organizations aiding businesses in their communities should contact Ray Little at ray.little@okcommerce.gov or 405-815-5227.

     

    Emergency Non Profit Funds

    Communities Foundation of Oklahoma

    The disaster relief fund will deploy resources to community-based organizations on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak and related community needs. Funds will be granted to the following groups that work with people and communities affected by the disaster.

    • Nonprofit regional health organizations           
    • Government entities
    • Nonprofit organizations
    • Churches
    • Schools

    Contact Rachel Hunter at 405-488-1450 or visit www.cfok.org

     

    Tulsa Community Foundation and the Tulsa Area United Way

    Tulsa Community Foundation and the Tulsa Area United Way have established the Tulsa Area COVID-19 Response Fund, dedicated to increasing resilience among the region’s most vulnerable individuals and families. Funds will be used to support local non-profit agencies addressing the needs of individuals who are experiencing COVID-19 related hardship, primarily due to temporary unemployment, lost income, or unexpected food and childcare expenses.

    Call 918-494-8823 or email info@tulsacf.org

     

    Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief

    Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief is assisting area churches that have been serving food.

    Contact dwilliams@oklahomabaptists.org or visit www.okdisasterhelp.org

     

    Business and Non Profit Resources

    Oklahoma Unemployment Insurance

    If you are closing temporarily or permanently due to economic or health disruptions from COVID-19, there is new guidance from the Oklahoma Employee Security Commission. 

    https://www.okcommerce.gov/employer-faqs-about-unemployment-insurance-coronavirus-covid-19/

     

    Oklahoma Works COVID-19 Page

    COVID-19 is having a unique impact on certain elements of Oklahoma’s Workforce System. This page will serve as an update on unemployment insurance, American Job Centers, companies hiring, resources, and other workforce needs.

    http://oklahomaworks.gov/covid19/

     

    New Sick Leave & Family and Medical Leave Act Benefits

    Paid sick leave and FMLA related to COVID-19 are now required for some businesses with under 500 employees. Refundable tax credits will help employers pay for the new, required benefit.

    https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/fmla/pandemic

     

    Main Street Business and Community Resources

    Updates from the national Main Street program and best practices for local Main Street programs.

    https://www.mainstreet.org/howwecanhelp/resourcecenter/covid19resources