Paycheck Protection Program​

COVID-19 Business Resources

SBA Paycheck Protection Program​

Updated 8/31/20: The SBA is currently reviewing the Paycheck Protection Program and forgiveness process. Due to the potential changes on loans of $150,000 or less that may simplify the forgiveness process, we have temporarily stopped accepting applications on loans less than $150,000 while we await further guidance from the SBA. If you have a loan that is greater than $150,000 and wish to begin the forgiveness process, please email us directly at SBAPaycheckProtectionProgram@ColumbiaCU.org using the link below.

You can view all of the SBA’s guidance and FAQs here to answer any questions you may have about the forgiveness process.

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Support for Workers and Employers

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Resources for Oregon Businesses

Help for business members

Business Resources for Washington and Oregon

We realize that many businesses are now facing uncertain times. At Columbia Credit Union, we are here to help our members, their businesses, and our community. If your business is facing financial difficulties, please contact your relationship manager to discuss your specific business needs, or reach out to us to discuss:

Options for payment deferrals on small business loans

New loans or extending existing credit

SBA Loan assistance

Federal Economic Injury Disaster Loan

The Small Business Administration is offering an emergency loan program for small businesses in Washington and Oregon. The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) is designed to keep small businesses and self-employed people afloat in the immediate aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apply with the Small Business Administration and view the EIDL Fact Sheet to learn more.

HeartBeat of Main Street Grant Program

Small Business Grants for the Next Phase of Reopening

The National Main Street Center program is funding grants of $5,000 to $15,000 will be awarded on a competitive and first-come, first-served basis to help small business owners respond and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic and also help to revitalize and strengthen older and historic downtown commercial districts. A minimum of 50 percent of grants will benefit diverse-owned businesses, as defined by the Small Business Administration as minority, woman, veteran, disabled, and/or LGBTQ-owned.

Applications for Round 2 of the HartBeat of Main Street are now open and will be accepted through 4:59 PM PT/ 7:59 PM ET October 29, 2020.

Washington state

Support for Workers and Employers

State agencies have been working with federal agencies, employers, and workers to support businesses and workers affected by COVID-19. We’ve laid out some resources that businesses and their employees can look to for help.

Child Care Partnership Grant

Washington nonprofit organizations, federally recognized tribes, and local government entities, including school and educational service districts, can now apply for grants to help stabilize and expand child care capacity. Learn more and apply with the WA Department of Commerce.

Resources for Reopening Restaurants

To assist restaurants in relaunching, the Washington Hospitality Association (WHA) has developed a vast array of resources here.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Sources

You can visit the Association of Washington Business (AWB) Rebound and Recovery web page where AWB PPE Connect links businesses with manufacturers who supply PPE. Companies that manufacture PPE can request to be added to the supplier list by completing the AWB PPE Connect request form.

Relief Grants for Clark County Businesses

Using Cares dollars, the County has funded an additional round of $8.1 million in grants to support Clark County businesses and nonprofits with up to 100 employees. CREDC is collaborating with GVCC to administer the new grant, which will provide additional funds of up to $30,000 for each business or non-profit to support COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. Funds can be used to cover expenses incurred from March 1st through November 30, 2020.

Application is open until November 1 or until funds are exhausted. View eligibility and application here.

The Employment Security Department has information for employees and employers about possible benefits such as Paid Family and Medical Leave, unemployment benefits and SharedWork. 

The Department of Labor & Industries oversees the state’s paid sick leave law, the workers’ compensation program and workplace safety issues. The agency has FAQs on these and other topics related to coronavirus.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommendations to help employers keep their workers safe with sick leave policies, cleaning routines and more.

The state Department of Revenue has information on relief for taxpayers, including extensions for filing and paying tax returns.

The IRS posted filing and payment deadline Q&As to address the federal filing and payment extension to July 15 and the additional extension to Oct. 15, first quarter estimated tax payments, IRAs and HSAs.

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler urges all insurers doing business in Washington to immediately extend automobile insurance coverage for personal delivery drivers to aid people temporarily assigned this duty during the coronavirus pandemic and state of emergency. 

In addition, the Office of the Insurance Commissioner has information about insurance coverage businesses need to protect themselves from potential losses.

*Use the IRS’s Get My Payment tool to check the status of your payment now.

**Non-filers can use this IRS Direct Deposit tool.

Eligible taxpayers who filed tax returns for either 2019 or 2018 will automatically receive a stimulus check of up to $1,200 for individuals or $2,400 for married couples. Parents also receive $500 for each qualifying child. Eligible retirees and recipients of Social Security, Railroad Retirement, disability or veterans’ benefits, as well as taxpayers who do not make enough money to normally have to file a tax return will also receive a payment.

For more details read the IRS Economic Impact Payments FAQ.

How to get paid:

If you filed your taxes in 2019 or 2018 no action is required. The IRS will use your tax return information to calculate the payment amount, and Direct Deposit that payment into the same banking account reflected on the return filed. If no banking information is available, a check will be mailed. Use the IRS’s Get My Payment tool to check the status of your payment.

If you did not file a tax return in 2019 or 2018 and do not receive Social Security, disability, or Railroad Retirement benefits, use the IRS’s tool to register for a payment.

Learn how to find your account number to set up Direct Deposit.

Avoid scams related to economic payments.

Oregon Resources

Resources for Oregon Businesses

If you need or supply Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) finished goods, materials, or manufacturing capability, visit the Business Oregon’s Supply Connector web page, a collaborative project to connect businesses with PPE manufacturers and suppliers.

The Small Business Administration is providing guidance, loan assistance, and debt relief options for impacted businesses nationwide.

The Business Oregon Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Businesses page can also provide more information on how Oregon businesses can receive aid.

Remote Access

Business Online and Mobile Banking

Manage your finances when and where it’s most convenient to you.

  • Funds transfer, e-statements, check ordering, bill pay, custom reports
  • Manage finances for multiple businesses under one log in
  • Track and report your monthly business expenses with QuickBooks
  • Send wire transfers with multi-factor authentication and added security

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