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Federal Assistance for COVID-19 Impacts

Updated Tuesday, August 3, 12:55 p.m.

The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to providing a safe working environment for employees and members, and to minimizing the potential economic and business impact of COVID-19 (the “Novel Coronavirus”) for our Chamber members.

To that end, we want to hear about how your organization is being affected by this situation, so that we can connect you with resources that can offer you assistance and share your concerns with legislators who might be able to help.

Recent Federal Assistance News & Updates
  • Paycheck Protection Program: Applications for this program are closed; however, the SBA recently announced two additional methods for borrowers with loans under $150,000 to apply for forgiveness. Click here to read more about these changes.
  • Shuttered Venue Operators Grant: Applications for this funding are still open! There is approximately $4.1 billion available as of August 2, 2021. the SBA has also issued updates to the application appeal process; click here to read more.
  • Restaurant Revitalization Fund: Applications for this program are closed.

COVID-19 Federal Relief - American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (March 2021)

Updated Thursday, March 11, 10:30 a.m.

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law a $1.9T COVID-19 relief package, known as the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Read more about specific provisions included below.

Tax Information for Businesses

The IRS has compiled information about Coronavirus Tax Relief for Businesses and Tax-Exempt Entities on its website. This includes information about filing extensions, potential tax credits, paid leave for affected employees and more.

Information on Federal COVID-19 Assistance Programs
Information on Federal COVID-19 Relief Legislation
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