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Business Resource Guide
The following links are provided as a resource to local businesses during
the COVID-19 pandemic.

**Please click HERE for an Important Update on the SBA Economic Injury
Disaster Loans (EIDL)**

    1. The State of Indiana will open a call center to field industry questions
    about Governor Eric J. Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-08, which provides
    for essential and non-essential business operations, infrastructure and
    governmentfunctions while the state observes a stay-at-home order from 
    March 25-April 7. Please use this link for more information.   

    2.  Indiana Emergency Response Program Gener8tor, in partnership with
    the Indiana Economic Development Corporation announced a new initiative
    upporting small businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.  
    Gener8tor is hosting emergency one-week virtual programs for small
    businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.  These programs will
    feature daily webinars designed to identify, understand, and help
    small businesses secure resources to withstand the current crisis. One-on-one
    office hours will also be available.  Please use this link for more information.

    Click here for link to webinar recording for step-by-step process on applying
    for SBA eligible programs.

    Click here for information about Emergency Response Program: CARES Act.

    Click here for the Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act.

    3.  The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.  Indiana small businesses
    impacted by COVID-19 can apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan 
    of up to $2 million. According to the U.S. Small Business Association,
    the loans have an interest rate of 3.75percent, and non-profits can qualify
     for 2.75 percent.  Apply On-Line

    The Indiana SBA District offices are holding multiple webinars for those
    with questions about the Disaster Loan Program.  If you have questions
    or need assistance regarding the program, please REGISTER now. 
    Spots are filling up quickly!

    4.  Restore Your Economy: RestoreYourEconomy.org is a resource
    for up-to-date information related to COVID-19 and its economic impacts. 
    It is managed by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) 
    with generous support from the U.S. Economic Development
    Administration and IEDC's Economic Development Research Partners
    program.  Please use this link for more information.
    5.  The Work One website has a Community Resource Guide Online. 
    Please use this link for more information.
    6.  The SBA also has a debt refinance program available. 
    See flyer for details.

    7. Local businesses can share hours and websites for online ordering at:

    8.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has several
    resources on its website to help businesses, particularly, weather the storm. 
    Please visit FEMA's website here for a full directory of resources. 

    9. Childcare options for employees are available.  See resource map here.
    For additional childcare option, click here.

    10. The South Shore CVA is maintaining a list of region restaurants that
    are offering carryout or delivery.  Please use this link for more information.

    11. Apply for an Emergency Response Grant through the Legacy Foundation.
    Please use this link for more information.

    12. Senator Mike Braun has issued a Resource Guide for businesses and 
    employees affected by COVID-19.  Click here to access this resource guide.

    13. For the most recent updates on COVID-19 in Indiana, please visit:

    14. The Center of Workforce Innovations (CWI) has complied a list of useful
    resources for NWI employers and businesses.  Click here to access this list.

    15. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has prepared a Small Business Guide and 
    Checklist regarding Coronavirus Emergency Loans. Click here for more information.

    Denarie Kane
    Director of Development

    414 Main St.
    Hobart, IN 46342

    Ph: 219-942-5517
    Fx: 219-942-2314
    City of Hobart
    414 Main St.
    Hobart, IN 46342
    Ph: 219-942-CITY