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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Information and Resources for Nonprofits

The New COVID Relief Law and Nonprofits - Town Hall Briefing

From the National Council of Nonprofits
Learn which provisions in the new COVID Relief bill will help your nonprofit and what you need to do to take advantage of them by watching the recording from the January 13th Nonprofit Town Hall briefing hosted by the National Council of Nonprofits.

New COVID-19 Relief Law - PPP Loans 

Update: January 21, 2021
SBA released several documents related to First and Second Draws.

Second Draw PPP Loans - New guidance issued on January 19th that provides very broad definitions for nonprofit "gross receipts" and identifies documents used for calculating eligibility for Second Draw PPP Loans. This document outlines how to calculate revenue reduction and maximum loan amounts, including documentation to provide. 

SBA Resources - Released 1/15/21 to 1/19/21

First Draw PPP Loans: How to Calculate Maximum Loan Amounts for First Draw PPP Loans and What Documentation to Provide

Second Draw PPP Loans
: How to Calculate Revenue Reduction and Maximum Loan Amounts Including What Documentation to Provide.

PPP Borrower Resubmissions of Loan Forgiveness Applications
- Using Form 3508S, Lender Notice Responsibilities to PPP Borrowers, and Offset of Remittances to Lender for Lender Debts. Form 3508S may be used by borrowers that received PPP loan of $150,000 or less.

Paycheck Protection Program Excess Loan Amount Errors

January 8, 2021
The Small Business Administration (SBA) released guidance on the PPP Provisions in the new COVID-19 Relief Law.

First Draw Loans - SBA is reopening the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for First Draw Loans the week of January 11, 2021. For more information about how these funds can be used, full forgiveness terms, who can apply, existing PPP borrowers, and how and when to apply, see the SBA First Draw Overview.  Note, organizations that weren't eligible last year, may be now. For example, if an employer with more than 500 employees in 2019 or 2020 but now has a smaller staff. 
First Draw Borrower Application

Second Draw Loans - The PPP now allows certain eligible borrowers that previously received a PPP loan to apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan with the same general loan terms as their First Draw PPP Loan. For more information on how these funds can be used, full forgiveness terms, eligibility, loan amount, and how and when to apply see, SBA Second Draw Overview. Second Draw loan processing will start on Wednesday, January 13th for some lenders, but most lenders will not be able to process loan applications for a few more days.
Second Draw Borrower Application

The SBA has released a Procedural Notice of Repeal of EIDL Deduction Requirement. SBA will not longer deduct the value of EIDL advances from PPP loan forgiveness. It also states that for PPP loans that have already been forgiven minus the value of EIDL advances, SBA will cover the amount of the advances and the borrower’s debt will be erased. All of this is required by the COVID Relief law that SBA is calling the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act (Economic Aid Act).

SBA and Treasury are working on answers to industry specific FAQs. One set will directly address questions about which revenues count in determining nonprofit gross receipts under the new statute. As soon as these FAQs are published, we will post them here. 

A revised PPP Loan Forgiveness application form and consolidated PPP Forgiveness Interim Final Rule will be published in the next few days. We will post it here when available.  

Community Charitable Relief Program

Governor Gordon announced the Community Charitable Relief Program on December 22, 2020, which provides grant funding to nonprofit organizations that have provided public assistance or seen a decline in donations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor has allocated more than $12.1 million in CARES Act funding to Wyoming counties and tribal governments for the program. All decisions are at the local level with county commissioners and tribal governments. For more information about the program, read the Administrative Rules for this program. Nonprofits that haven't heard from their county or tribal government, should check their county's website page, Facebook page, or reach out to them directly if they can't find the information. County and tribal governments have until March 1, 2021 to grant the funds, but their application period may have already closed or will be closing soon.

Grant Funding 

The Wyoming Community Foundation has established the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund to provide resources to nonprofits and other organizations directly supporting vulnerable residents and families in Wyoming. For more information, see their website.

The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole has established the Community  Emergency Response Fund. They are accepting requests for funding from Jackson area nonprofits.

The Lander Community Foundation has established the LCF COVID-19 Relief Fund. The fund will be used to support organizations in Lander that provide direct assistance to those affected by the outbreak of COVID-19. 

Wyoming COVID-19 Business Relief Programs - June 2020 to November 2020

Gov. Gordon signed a bill on May 20, 2020 that created three grant programs to distribute $325 million of Wyoming's $1.25 billion allocation from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to Wyoming businesses who have experienced hardship related to the coronavirus pandemic. The Wyoming Business Council (WBC) is administering the Wyoming business relief programs. Nonprofits were excluded from this first program (Interruption Fund). Nonprofits were included in the Relief Fund and the Mitigation. An additional program, the Endurance Fund was announced on October 26, 2020. This fund was open to eligible nonprofits. According the Wyoming Business Council's website, wyobizrelief.org, all CARES Act dollars allocated to the Endurance Fund have been fully expended and dedicated to paying applications from entities that did not previously receive COVID-19 Business Relief Program awards. Remaining applications in the queue are not able to be funded and applicants have been notified via email.

Federal LEGISLATION - March 2020

CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act - On March 27, 2020 the House unanimously passed and President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion economic stimulus law intended to provide immediate relief for individuals, nonprofits, businesses, and state and local governments. Key provisions of sector-wide interest to charitable nonprofit organizations include the following: Paycheck Protection Program, Emergency Injury Disaster Loans, Charitable Giving Incentive, Employee Retention Payroll Tax Credit, Delayed Payment of Payroll Taxes and Economic Stabilization Fund. 

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act - On March 19, 2020 President Trump signed into law, H.R., 6201 The Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The bill included a complex set of temporary paid leave mandates and employer reimbursement provisions, as well as funding for free coronavirus testing, food nutrition security, and unemployment extension. 


Covid-19 Wyoming Vaccination Campaign

January 15, 2021 - 13% of counties are in Phase 1a, 87% of counties are in Phase 1b. We are sharing Wyoming Department of Health's Immunization Briefs as this process continues. See the January 15, 2021 Brief which includes campaign data, key points and links to county-level phase status information, priority group information and other resources.

The re-opening and the return of the workforce will look different for every organization. The purpose of Path Forward: Considerations and Resources for Nonprofit Re-Engagement is to help employers prepare for the return of their workforce and to help employees prepare to return to the workplace.  

Wyoming Resources:

Wyoming Information Sharing Platform (WISP)
Wyoming related COVID-19 information.

Wyoming COVID-19 Information 

Wyoming Unemployment

ServeWyoming - Volunteer Opportunities

Human Resources Help for Wyoming Businesses and Nonprofits - See Flyer

Wyoming 2-1-1Statewide helpline and website provides free, confidential, health and human services information and referral.

National and International Resources:

National Council of Nonprofits
Nonprofits and Coronavirus, COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Interim Guidelines for Businesses and Employers)

World Health Organization

Impact on Nonprofits

The Wyoming Nonprofit Network conducted two surveys to gather information on the impact of COVID-19 on nonprofits. 
March Survey Report
April Survey Report

The Wyoming Nonprofit Network is actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on nonprofits and resources available for the sector. We are in frequent communication with Wyoming's nonprofits, state health and safety partners, and the National Council of Nonprofits.

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