On Thursday, March 19, we shared and participated in a call with Senator Toomey shortly after President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRC). On that call he discusses some more details about what that means for employers and their employees. You can listen to the call recording here.
Below is a summary about the FFCRC provided to us by the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center.
SBA Disaster Loans are open! We have been told the best way to apply is online. Please know when you get into the application you have to select "state and county" then choose the disaster you are applying under. There are 3 COVID-19 options under Delaware County. (See photo.) There is no tangible difference to any of them. The application speaks to physical losses (real estate, equipment), not pandemic. I suggest answering every question, and know there is a narrative section to document the problems your business faces as a result of this crisis. It also talks as if the event is over, so consider the ongoing, continuation of the virus and how that will affect your business when responding/describing the loss of revenue. Technical questions can be directed to the SBA regional office in King of Prussia (610) 382-3062, there are additional resources listed below.
Thank you to those that called in and listened to the March 17th Delaware County Business Impact & Resources for CO-VID19 session. For those that could not make the call recording can be found here.
In addition, resources of speakers/agencies on the call are listed below.
Trish McFarland, President
Delaware County Chamber of Commerce
Find resources, see what other businesses are doing or submit what you're doing during the COVID-19 social distancing: www.delcochamber.org/coronavirus
Carol Kilko, Deputy Secretary
Department of Community and Economic Development
Governor Wolf's Action Team
Brian Zidek, Chair of Delaware County Council
County Press Releases: https://www.delcopa.gov/publicrelations/releases.html
Delaware County Senior Medical Advisor
Karen Masciantonio | Workforce Development Representative
Department of Labor and Industry
John Fleming & Steven Dixel
Small Business Administration
Disaster Assistance Program: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance
Donna Tutak, PA CareerLink
Patrick Killian & Laura Goodrich Cairns
Delaware County Commerce Center
Southeast PA Regional Business Impacts Survey: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/d805663f537744ccb79ae18a569a1acb
Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon
Further Coronavirus19 Information and Resources -