|COVID-Resources, Update on Small Business Assistance|
We want our economy to reopen, to resume recreational activities, and for our lives to return to normal. Still, many individuals and small businesses need assistance and support right now.
My COVID-resource page offers a wide range of links and resources to help folks weather this challenging time, from jobless benefit information to updated Small Business Administration guidance.
USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
The USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program was recently implemented, which will provide direct relief to farmers and ranchers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19.
More information and how to apply, here: farmers.gov/cfap
For other COVID-related assistance for Southwest Washington farmers and food producers, please visit: farmers.gov/coronavirus
Critical Upgrades to the Paycheck Protection Program
The Paycheck Protection Program has provided a lifeline to countless small businesses in Southwest Washington, but when it was first implemented many employers told me it needed additional flexibility to be workable for them. I’m pleased that Congress recently passed, and the president signed into law, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act which will bring about much-needed reforms to this program.
Read more about the reforms to the Paycheck Protection Program, HERE.
Stay In Touch
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I’m also posting important and timely updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
It’s an honor to serve you in Congress. Please let me know how I can assist you.
Jaime Herrera Beutler
Member of Congress