Delivering Support to Rural America’s Small Businesses

Vermont District Office  - April 28, 2020

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Delivering Support to Rural America’s Small Businesses


The devastating impact of COVID-19 has tested the will of millions of agricultural businesses and farms throughout rural communities all over our nation, but help is on the way.  Congress just passed an extension of the Paycheck Protection Program which includes over $310 billion in new funding to help small businesses and agricultural related industries support their payroll costs. 

This program is one of the largest economic recovery efforts in our nation’s history and was built in just seven short days, a true testament to the American spirit and demonstration of what is possible when we come together to serve a higher cause. By leveraging the power of private lenders, the Paycheck Protection Program provides businesses with the capital and certainty they need to retain their employees and continue serving our communities.

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PPP, EIDL Daily Webinar

The Vermont District Office is receiving a very high level of phone and email volume due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  In response to this situation, a free daily webinar from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday to Friday will be held to discuss SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program, and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Advance. 

To join the webinar, visit

To join by phone, call (202) 765-1264 and when prompted enter the code 470177937#. Upon joining the call, mute the phone to cut down on the background noise and please do not place the call on hold as the hold music will be heard over the presenter.

For more information, email