Reminder: Funding Still Available for the Paycheck Protection Program through August 8th!

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Kansas City District Office  - August 2020

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Reminder: Funding Still Available for the Paycheck Protection Program through August 8th!

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SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program loan helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. Nonprofits and faith-based organizations, as well as sole proprietors, independent contractors and those who are self-employed are all eligible. To qualify for forgiveness, at least 60% of the loan must be spent on payroll within 24 weeks of disbursement. You should consult with your local lender as to whether it is participating in the program. Funding is still available. Apply today through a participating lender. Click here to find a qualified lender near you.

Upcoming Events

COVID-19 Road to Recovery for AAPI Entrepreneurs – August 3

Please join an Access Live event for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) entrepreneurs. Small businesses, non-profit organizations, and faith-based organizations in need of financial assistance may join this call and learn what opportunities exist to recover from the COVID-19 global pandemic. Join the SBA and many other experts to learn how we can overcome these challenging times. Register Today!

Virtual Military Spouse Entrepreneur Summit - August 19

Please join the Second Lady of the United States, Mrs. Karen Pence, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Hiring Our Heroes for the Military Spouse Entrepreneur Summit. This virtual event features remarks from distinguished guests, military spouse small business owner spotlights, and discussions about key resources that all military spouse entrepreneurs should leverage. Register Today!

SBA Blog

National Farmers Market Week, August 2-8

Small businesses are playing a big role during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing essential services to their communities. Food producers have been especially pivotal during this time, continuing to offer goods to consumers through retailers and restaurants – and directly to community members via farmers markets. Click to read more!

COVID-19 Coping Tips for Small Business Owners

The COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty for small business owners, both in their professional and personal lives. Depending on local guidance, you may be heading back to work or continuing to run operations remotely. As you are navigating these changes, it is important to establish a balanced and healthy lifestyle outside of work. Click to read more!

Training Opportunities from SBA Resource Partners

SBA's network of resource partners offers a wide variety of virtual training to help you meet your business needs. Kansas Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Tech Center is hosting virtual Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Lunch n Learns every Friday (7/31 till 9/11). Join to learn more about the SBIR and STTR grand funding opportunities. Register Today!

SBA Kansas City District Office Directory

Jon Malcolm Richards, District Director, (816) 426-4903

T.J., Berry, Deputy District Director, (816) 426-4914

Mike McWhorter, Lead Lender Relations Specialist, (816) 426-4916

Carolina Vargas, Lender Relations Specialist, (816) 426-4913

Sheila Forrester, Economic Development Specialist/PIO, (816) 426-4908

Springfield, MO Branch Office Directory

Ram Basnet, Branch Manager/PIO, (417) 889-6912