These are challenging times for all. FIA is communicating with our partners and we will share information as it becomes available to our business community. If any of you receive information that you think would be helpful for our business community, please email me.
I was just on a virtual conference call with Rep. Sharice Davids and a few other business owners yesterday. We discussed how small businesses are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Her office plans to forward information to us that Congress is working on or has passed to help. Once I have it, I will relay it.
Please also share with me any info you feel would be helpful for Rep. Davids to know. I can share this info with her office.
I also received info below from Kansas Dept. of Commerce SBA regarding disaster assistance for small businesses. Click on the appropriate tab to view the content.
Let’s work together and support each other as much as we can. We will get through this.
Stay Safe & Healthy,
FIA Executive Director
Kansas Department of Commerce Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Resources
The Department of Commerce is working closely with the Kansas Department of Emergency The Department of Commerce is working closely with the Kansas Department of Emergency Management (KDEM) to complete the required steps for requesting an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Declaration. As part of this process, KDEM needs to obtain information from small businesses that have suffered substantial economic injury as a result of the COVID-19 disaster.
Background: The Coronavirus (COVID-19) disaster incident period began 1/31/2020 and is ongoing. This means that businesses may look at loss beginning 1/31/2020. SBA is using the attached Estimated Disaster Economic Injury Worksheet For Businesses form to determine damages in support of a Declaration. This is the same form that used for this purpose during other disasters. An SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Declaration will rely on state certification that at least five small business have suffered substantial economic injury as a result of the COVID-19 disaster. A declaration is for a primary county or counties, and will also include the contiguous counties as requested by KDEM. It is important that we gather forms from a businesses across the State.
Step 1: Businesses effected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disaster should complete the attached Estimated Disaster Economic Injury Worksheet For Businesses form in its entirety. The form will need to be printed out, completed, and then scanned.
Step 2: Save your scanned form using the following naming convention: County 2-letter abbreviation.companyname.date. For example, ABC Manufacturing located in Wyandotte county would use: WY.abcmanufacturing.17Mar2020
Step 3: Email a copy of your completed form to the Department of Commerce to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a confirmation email that the form has been received and forwarded to KDEM. Additional information is available on the KDEM website: http://www.ksready.gov/
Rhonda Harris Director, Office of Minority & Women Business Development
Kansas Department of Commerce
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 100 Topeka, KS 66612
Direct: (785) 296-3425 Fax: (785) 296-3490