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Available COVID-19 Resources
- OESC Unemployment Insurance FAQs and Important Messages: https://www.ok.gov/oesc/Claimants/Claimant_Unemployment_Insurance_FAQs_on_COVID-19.html
- Oklahoma Department of Commerce: https://www.okcommerce.gov/covid19/
- Personal Protective Equipment Directory: https://www.okcommerce.gov/ppe-source-directory/
- SBA Loan Resources: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources
- Paycheck Protection Program Information (Including Forgiveness): https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program
Tulsa County Business RESET Program
Tulsa Economic Development Corporation (TEDC Creative Capital), in partnership with the Tulsa County Board of Commissioners, is pleased to launch and lead the Tulsa County RESET Program.
The Tulsa County RESET Program provides economic support to small businesses and non-profit organizations in the form of forgivable loans and grants, respectfully.
Small companies and the clients of non-profits continue to manage an unbearable burden as we prepare for a slow recovery, adjust to a new norm and reestablish operations all while continuing to serve customers and meet the growing needs of the community. The Tulsa County RESET Program has been created to help you survive this financial crisis.
For more information or to apply: https://tedcnet.com/reset-program/
Families First Coronavirus Response Act:
- Overview: Families First Coronavirus Response Act - overview.pdf
- Information for Employers: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employer-paid-leave
- Information for Employees: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employee-paid-leave
- Frequently Asked Questions: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions
- Employer Poster: FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_Non-Federal.pdf
- Overview of what you can expect from OSDH if an employee has COVID-19: Processing Preparedness_COVID19.pdf
SBA's Customer Service Center
- To check the status of your loan application or Advance, call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email email@example.com.
- SBA is presently processing millions of loan applications – there may be delays at our Customer Service Center – please be patient, don’t give up – keep trying to get through.
Employee Retention Tax Credit Information:
- Overview of the Tax Credit: covid19-employee-retention-tax-credit.pdf
TEDC Creative Capital: https://tedcnet.com/programs/lending/
- Business Resilience and Recovery Loans
- The City of Tulsa, in collaboration with TEDC, has created the Business Resilience and Recovery Fund providing loans up to $50,000 to help meet the immediate working capital needs of EXISTING small businesses. Funds are being provided by the City of Tulsa. ZERO processing fee, ZERO interest and ZERO payments for 3 months pending available funding. Thereafter, the principal will be paid over 3 to 5 years. To qualify, businesses must demonstrate a decrease in revenue of at least 25% due to COVID-19, have fewer than 50 employees and have 2019 revenues less than $5,000,000.
- To apply for the Tulsa Business Resilience and Recovery Loan: https://tedcnet.com/apply-online/
Effective immediately, U.S. applicants for a Kiva loan will have access to the following:
- Expanded eligibility: More businesses in the US will be eligible for a Kiva loan.
- Larger loans: The maximum loan on the Kiva platform will increase from $10,000 to $15,000.
- Grace period: New borrowers may access a grace period of up to 6 months for greater financial flexibility.
If you’re a small business owner who believes you can benefit from a Kiva loan, or you know one in your community, reach out. Join us at kiva.org/borrow and apply for a loan. The Kiva community is behind you.
Find out more → http://bit.ly/2U882sV
Capital Access Manager: Jeff Burdge firstname.lastname@example.org
- For information concerning the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program: https://oesc.ok.gov/
- Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) Unemployment Benefit Claim Filing During Covid-19 Pandemic
- U.S. Department of Labor resources for employers and workers
- Have HR Questions? Our SCORE Mentor, Kristi Spaethe with People Perspective, would be happy to answer any question you may have. You can call her at (918) 630-0769 or visit her website: https://pplperspective.com/
Whether you’re just starting out, in business, or ready to sell or retire, you can get FREE, confidential, business advice from expert advisors committed to helping you succeed. Meet face-to-face in one of our mentoring locations or connect with one of our online mentors.
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Every year, SCORE volunteers help thousands of entrepreneurs start small businesses and achieve new levels of success in their existing businesses. Volunteering at SCORE is a way for you to give back to your community, connect with fellow business owners, and pass on your knowledge and expertise to the next generation of entrepreneurs in your community.Become a Volunteer