Author: Charles Motte 3/18/2021 HU DC SBCD
Hello Ronald Bethea,
On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act into law, which provides additional relief for the nation’s small businesses and hard-hit industries for programs the SBA is currently administering and adds new efforts. Specifically, the new law includes:
- $7.25 billion additional for the Paycheck Protection Program, including to expand eligibility to additional nonprofits and digital news services
- Additional funds are allocated for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, and now allows businesses to apply for both a PPP loan after Dec. 27, 2020, and the SVOG
- $15 billion additional for Targeted Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance (EIDL) payments, including NEW $5 billion for Supplemental Targeted EIDL Advance payments for those hardest hit
- NEW: $28.6 billion for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund for industry-focused grants
- NEW: $100 million to establish a Community Navigator pilot program; grants will go to eligible organizations supporting efforts to improve access to COVID–19 pandemic assistance programs and resources.
Below are links to several ARP fact sheets that may be of interest.
- The American Rescue Plan
- The American Rescue Plan Will Provide Relief for Small Businesses
- The American Rescue Plan: Impacts on District of Columbia
- The American Rescue Plan: Impacts on Maryland
- The American Rescue Plan: Impacts on Virginia
This information is provided as a courtesy of the DC Small Business Development Center Network.