Important Links & Resources
Small Business Administration
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has set up a page with information about their Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, guidance for businesses and employers, SBA products and resources, access to capital and exporting assistance, government contracting and local assistance. To visit their page, please click here.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has established “Combating the Coronavirus” on its website with resources including workplace tips for employees, customizable flyers and signage, preparedness checklists, social media toolkits, travel notices, and reports on the worldwide economic condition and how it may impact your business. To visit their page, please click here.
On March 27, the U.S. Chamber released a four-page guide to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act that allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. To read and download the guide to your eligibility, how to apply, terms of the loans and forgiveness guidelines, please click here.
Alabama Department of Public Health
For the most updated information about COVID-19 in Alabama, please visit the Alabama Department of Public Health's resource page on the outbreak by clicking here.
Alabama Department of Labor
The Alabama Department of Labor announced it has temporarily ordered that relief be offered to employers whose employees must file unemployment compensation claims for weeks filed dues to COVID-19 related issues. For more details about this move, please click here. Also, the Alabama Restaurant and Hospitality Association has released an FAQ regarding unemployment insurance benefits and the Alabama Department of Labor. To read the two-page document, please click here.
Alabama Department of Revenue
The Alabama Department of Revenue has established a helpful resource page for taxpayers to understand the tools, relief and information available to them during these challenging economic times for both individuals and businesses. This includes allowing small businesses to file late without penalty. For more information about the steps the department has taken to provide relief, as well as other informative content, please visit their page by clicking here.
Centers for Disease Control
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta hosts a page on their website with a thorough Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about COVID-19, resources on how to prepare your family, as well as information for travelers, schools and childcare, businesses and employers, and community and faith-based organizations. To visit their page, please click here.
The United Way of Madison County Crisis Fund
The United Way of Madison County is launching the Community Crisis Funds to allow the public to join us in supporting those affected, with a focus on feeding people, providing emergency assistance (utility bills, eviction avoidance and other urgent needs), and supporting distressed agencies. By donating to the United Way of Madison County – Community Crisis Fund, you are providing agencies in Madison County with the resources they desperately need to keep our most vulnerable neighbors healthy. To help our community through this crisis, please make a tax-deductible donation today by clicking this direct link here. And if you or someone you know is in need of information or assistance, please call 211 or visit www.211ConnectsAlabama.org, United Way of Madison County’s Information and Referral Service.
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Madison County Emergency Management Agency
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