Coronavirus, Covid 19, Business Resources
We are committed to doing our part to assist our communities.
LCDC knows that this is a challenging time for you, our community, our nation and the entire planet. We are living thru an unprecedented event. There are so many uncertainties, but one thing we do know is the human capacity for love and understanding.
During this time, we are still here to assist you and your business. We will be adding more business resources from the cities, county, state and federal levels to this page. Check back frequently for updates.
We will make it through this trying time together.💙
This page is not intended to provide breaking alerts or health updates. Please use these resources for those needs:
- New law extends COVID tax credit for employers who keep workers on payroll – Learn More
- Click here for more information on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Interim Guidance for Businesses: Workplace guidance for employers
- IRS Tax Relief for Disaster Areas: While a payment extension has been granted for individual taxpayers, the filing deadline remains in place.
- SBA Shuttered Venue Operators Now Open: The SBA’s Shuttered Venue Operators grant program is now accepting application. You can find more details and apply here.
- Biden Announces Tax Credit for Vaccine Days Off: The Administration’s new paid leave tax credit will offset the cost for employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide full pay for when their employees get a COVID-19 vaccination or recover from that vaccination. This tax credit will apply to nearly half of all private sector employees in America. The Internal Revenue Service posted a fact sheet to educate employers on how to claim the paid sick leave credit on their quarterly tax filings. For more details on how the paid leave tax credits from the American Rescue Plan will work for employers to enable employees to get vaccinated and recover from after-effects of vaccination, as well as for other purposes, please review additional information from the Department of the Treasury.
Small Business Administration
- SBA Debt Relief: The SBA is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic – Learn more
- Click here for eligibilty requirements and to apply for the SBA’s COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program.
- Small Business Administration: Disaster Loan Assistance program. As of March 21, the State of Kansas small businesses were declared eligible for disaster loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA).
- Small Business Administration: Business emergency plans
- Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
- SBA’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). Applications will begin being accepted May 3, 2021. Eligible entities include restaurants, bars, breweries, wineries, caterers, food trucks/stands, bakeries, distilleries, and inns as long as at least 33% of gross receipts come from onsite sale of food and beverage to the public. Eligible businesses can register here.
State of Kansas
- SPARK Grants – As part of the CARES Act, grants for a variety of needs will be made available though the Kansas Department of Commerce. Click here for SPARK Grant Information or to apply, visit www.kansascommerce.gov. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- State of Kansas COVID-19 Response and Recovery online portal – check back for frequent updates – Learn More
- Kansas Hero Relief Program – Department for Children and Families program to assist essential employees
- Kansas Works Offers Live Chat for those seeking employment, hiring or a new career – Learn More
- Kansas Department of Health and Environment: An index of frequently asked questions and recommendations by industry type.
- Kansas Department of Labor: Resources of employers regarding workplace safety, the shared work program and filing for potential unemployment claims. Resources for workers impacted by reduced hours or layoffs
- The Kansas Essential Function Framework (KEFF) for COVID-19
- Regional COVID-19 Economic Impact Survey – Learn More
- The City of Leavenworth is taking applications for the COVID-19 Relief Small Business Grant to provide support to local businesses. The Relief Grant offers up to a $5,000 one-time grant. $250,000 is allocated for this grant program. It is anticipated that the high volume of applicants will exceed the total grants available. Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis and awarded based on need. To apply, click here.
- KU’s Institute for Policy & Social Research: COVID-19 Research and Resources
- Banking Assistance: Bankers are actively working with their customers on an individual basis. Be proactive and contact your bank before you start experiencing financial challenges because of the virus.
- Alt-Cap’s KC Regions Small Business Relief & Recovery – Learn More