SBA Rhode Island District Office Weekly News & Updates

Rhode Island District Office  - July 23, 2021

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"Mondays With Mark" Features U.S. Senator Jack Reed, Live on Monday, Beginning at 11:00am

Mondays with Mark

Join SBA District Director Mark S. Hayward on Monday, July 26th, as he welcomes Senator Jack Reed.  Director Hayward and Senator Reed will discuss Rhode Island's ongoing recovery from COVID-19, and what is going on in Congress to help aid that recovery.

Senator Jack Reed

About Our Guest

Jack Reed is a champion for middle-class families and a strong believer that all Americans should have the opportunity to build a better life.

Jack was born and raised in Cranston and grew up on Pontiac Avenue. His father was a school custodian who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and his mother was a homemaker.

After retiring from active duty, teaching at West Point, working at a law firm, and serving at several levels of government, the people of Rhode Island elected Reed in 1996 to succeed Claiborne Pell (D-RI) as Rhode Island's 46th U.S. Senator; and they re-elected him in 2002, 2008, 2014, and 2020.

Senator Reed works hard every day to help make the federal government more efficient, effective, and responsive to the people of Rhode Island.  He has a proven record of working on a bipartisan basis to help solve problems and achieve results.  Senator Reed was part of the bipartisan working group that drafted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and successfully led efforts to create the $150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund to help states combat COVID-19.  Senator Reed also helped include a $1.25 billion small state minimum to ensure Rhode Island could effectively respond to the pandemic, and he successfully fought to include an additional $1.67 billion in flexible funds for Rhode Island’s state and local governments in the American Rescue Plan law.

Click the link below on Monday, July 26th at 11:00am to join District Director Hayward and Senator Reed.

Mondays with Mark

If you missed this week's edition with Rhode Island Congressman David N. Cicilline, click the link below.

July 19th Edition - Congressman David N. Cicilline

July 12th Edition - Congressman Jim Langevin

Office Of Advocacy

As the voice of small business in government, the Office of Advocacy is working to bring small businesses’ priorities into the regulatory process. Advocacy’s efforts at  ensuring federal agency compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) resulted in changes to rules that reduced the regulatory burden for small businesses. 

Advocacy’s “Report on the Regulatory Flexibility Act, FY 2020” provides details on those efforts. RFA compliance led to $2.259 billion in quantifiable small business regulatory compliance cost savings in FY 2020. Although the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted in-person operations, Advocacy’s efforts to bring small businesses and policymakers together included 11 issue roundtables in FY 2020, held both in Washington and online. Additionally, Advocacy provided RFA training to 224 federal officials in 8 agencies throughout FY 2020. 


7 Steps to a Safer Workplace

Safe Business

Thursday, July 29th | 10:00AM - 11:00AM

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in conjunction with Maine Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company, is pleased to present “Seven Steps to a Safer Workplace” webinar.

In just one hour, you’ll learn:

  • The essential components of a workplace safety policy
  • How to identify your company’s safety training needs
  • Methods for identifying and controlling workplace hazards
  • Systems for recordkeeping and injury management



Helping Rhode Island’s Low and No-Income Families
Get the 2021 Advance Child Tax Credit Payments

  • Eligibility requirements for the Advance Child Tax Credit
  • Information on the IRS Update Portal, where those eligible can:
    • Check if they are enrolled to receive advance payments
    • Unenroll to stop getting advance payments
    • Provide or update bank account information for monthly advance payments

Information is on the IRS Non-Filer Portal, where those not required to file a tax return can provide their information to determine eligibility and request advance payments.

Join Upcoming Webinars:

  • Thursday, July 29th, 1:00pm – 2:00pm (Spanish) JOIN HERE
  • Friday, July 30th, 10:00am – 11:00am (English) JOIN HERE
  • Thursday, August 12th, 2:00pm – 3:00pm (English) JOIN HERE       
  • Friday, August 13th, 10:00am – 11:00am (Spanish) JOIN HERE


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