During this time of coronavirus, we will be distributing The Monday Report, with updates to assist your communities and organizations.
The Monday Report
Starting today, SBA will resume accepting PPP loan applications
For more information on the Paycheck Protection Program, visit: sba.gov/paycheckprotection 

Small Business Relief Grants available from LISC.
Grant Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, April 28 
This new one-stop resource portal includes Resources for Businesses and Stages of Reopening. 

WEBINAR: Understanding the Economic Distruption in your Community Caused by COVID-19
Tue, Apr 29, 2020 9:30 AM - 10:30 PM PDT
Emsi will partner with Mid-America EDC for a webinar on understanding the various economic and labor market impacts of COVID-19. They will discuss how to assess and understand the disruption caused by the pandemic to essential and non-essential industries, use economic impact analysis to convey the magnitude of the crisis on businesses, and evaluate ways to pivot your workforce to resilient, in-demand fields.
Can't make it to the webinar? Register to receive a full recording. 

Two recent articles from McKinsey & Company highlight insights about consumer behavior during COVID-19:  
NEW! Tailored resources specific to help businesses mitigate economic challenges due to COVID-19.This new digital tool helps determine which local, state and federal programs are available based on information they select for their business.  
Access the tool online by following this link.
After answering several demographic questions about your business, the tool will provide a private-results URL to share through email.  
COVID-19: Future Scenarios, Near-Term and Far
Thursday, April 30 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PT
The North Idaho COVID-19 Business Leaders Call is a weekly, 1-hour Zoom call for North Idaho based business owners & organizational leaders.
NEXT CALL: FRIDAY, MAY 1ST, 2020 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
TOPIC: Regional Health, Idaho Rebounds, & COVID-19
Register here 
  • Grant funds can be used toward print or digital advertising in your local Hagadone Media Group products.
  • Grants will be awarded in May, June, and July.
  • Open to locally owned businesses impacted by coronavirus
  • Restrictions apply - see here for details

Washington Business and Workers 

Washington State Coronavirus Response (COVID-19) Center is a one-stop portal to get information related to the pandemic. Subscribe to alerts, register for webinars, and stay informed. The Center is currently answering questions as quickly as they are received.
Governor Inslee announces Washington's COVID-19 recovery plan.
The Governor's Phase 1 construction restart plan provides that certain low-risk construction projects can restart as long as they comply with the COVID-19 Safety Plan.

All businesses are welcome to attend AWB's weekly COVID-19 Employer Resources Webinar Series on Mondays. In addition, the ERT has started a weekly call on Fridays with key stakeholders statewide in collaboration with the Association of Washington Business.
Archived recordings of the TVW series and Friday sessions can be found on the Business and Worker page at coronavirus.wa.gov.

From the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation
$5k Save Small Businesses Grant Application  
Private funding anticipated to go quickly  
To be eligible, businesses must:
  • Employ between 3 and 20 people
  • Be located in an economically vulnerable community
  • Have been harmed financially by the COVID-19 pandemic

Inland Northwest Partner Investors
INP would like to thank these progressive companies for their commitment to economic development throughout the region:
For more information about becoming an INP Investor, log on to www.inwp.org or contact us at info@inwp.org .