Follow-up: Webinar, PPP Forgiveness, & Procurment

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Good morning Montana-

So, I sent out something suggesting perhaps it may be good I hadn’t sent an update for a while.  Now here we are two posts in a row, so I guess getting the updates timely is good also. This one is much shorter. 

Reminder of webinar today, PPP Forgiveness Portal announcement, government contracting scorecard announcement and extension of Community Navigator dates.

  • TODAY - Region 8 Back on Track webinarThursday, July 29, 2021 - NOON MST: Region 8 Serving - Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming
  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Direct Forgiveness Portal: 

WASHINGTON (see attached for entire release)The  U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is launching a streamlined application portal to allow borrowers with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans $150,000 or less through participating lenders to apply for forgiveness directly through the SBA.  

  • Federal Government Awards Record-Breaking $145.7 Billion in Contracting to Small Businesses

WASHINGTON (see attached for entire release) – Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced that the federal government exceeded its small business federal contracting goal, awarding 26.01 percent or $145.7 billion in federal contract dollars to small businesses, a $13 billion increase from the previous fiscal year. 

  • Community Navigator Pilot Program extension:  Community Navigator Pilot Program is extending the application package for the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) CNP-2021-01 until Friday, July 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. This extension will provide interested applicants that were experiencing technical issues, including issues with Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) approval, the opportunity to apply with either a UEI or a DUNS number. If you have received a confirmation email from stating your application has been received you should not re-apply, as your application or any additional information you provide will not be reviewed under this extension.

If you do not have an assigned UEI, under this extension you must create a new workspace and apply with the Package ID:PKG00268348 competition titled “DUNS Package” using V3 of the “Applications for Federal Assistance (SF- 424) [V3.0]

However, if you have since received your UEI number from, and currently have a workspace, you may apply using your UEI with the Package ID: PKG00267345 using V4 of the “Applications for Federal Assistance (SF- 424) [V4.0]  

 It is important to note, SBA highly encourages interested applicants to apply early to avoid technical issues. If you experience any problems with, please contact the Support Line at 1-800-518-4726 or email Applicant Support is available 24/7, with the exception of federal holidays.

That’s all for this morning.  If more updates come, we will push them out.

Have a great day.



Brent E. Donnelly

District Director – Montana

U.S. Small Business Administration

10 West 15th Street - 1100

Helena, MT  59626

Desk: 406-441-1083

Mobile: 406-439-7613


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SBA and PPSI Educational Webinar Series, Getting Back on Track: Help is Here

Getting Back on Track

The Small Business Administration (SBA) & Public Private Strategies Institute (PPSI) are providing several educational opportunities for you to learn more about programs that will help your business get back on track.

For more information contact:

Getting Back on Track