A brand new grant program opens up as we speak, making $20 million in COVID-19 reduction funds obtainable to Nevada companies and another organizations. College of Nevada, Reno Extension will give attention to explaining this program, the Pandemic Emergency Technical Assist Grant (PETS), at its subsequent on-line city corridor to help small companies throughout the state in the course of the pandemic.
The city corridor is free, and there can be an English-language session this Wednesday (Oct. 21) and a Spanish-language session subsequent Wednesday (Oct. 28). In the course of the periods, presenters will clarify the small print of the brand new help program, together with grant eligibility, methods to submit an utility, paperwork which are required, completely different rewards ranges, and the eligible enterprise bills underneath the grant.
As well as, there can be updates on another help applications, such because the Small Enterprise Administration’s Paycheck Safety Program and the Financial Harm Catastrophe Loans. And, with the nation about to grapple with its first vacation season amid COVID-19, methods for enterprise house owners, starting from advertising and marketing Black Friday to retooling their enterprise’s model for the brand new 12 months, can even be mentioned.
“COVID-19 goes to vary lots about this vacation season – the best way we store, the best way we have a good time, the best way we journey and extra,” stated Buddy Borden, financial growth specialist with Extension’s Enterprise Growth Program. “This fourth quarter is extremely vital for thus many companies, even underneath regular circumstances. We simply wish to assist them attempt to suppose via what they could anticipate and methods to put together for this vital time with a view to achieve success.”
Extension has been providing a sequence of weekly on-line city halls and webinars for small companies, “Coping With COVID-19,” since April. Particulars on this upcoming city corridor embrace:
“The New PETS Grant and Methods for the Holidays” city corridor is that this Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 9 a.m. for English audio system, and subsequent Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 5:30 p.m. for Spanish audio system. Panelists embrace:
- From the Governor’s Workplace of Financial Growth – Tatjana Vukovic, enterprise growth supervisor (English session)
- From the Small Enterprise Administration – Saul Ramos, deputy district director (English session); and Alfredo Cedeño, outreach/advertising and marketing specialist (Spanish session)
- Alex Nicole Garza, options skilled for entrepreneurs and caregivers
- From Extension – Reyna Mendez and Juan Salas, enterprise growth instructors; and Mike Bindrup, analysis affiliate
The city halls normally run about an hour. To register:
For extra info, go to the Extension Business Development Program website. There are additionally different assets on the web site to help companies in the course of the COVID-19 disaster. For extra info, email Borden.