Resources Relating to COVID-19

06 Apr 2020 1:09 PM | Alla Kostenko (Administrator)

Roll out of the CARE Act and refinement of rules and regulations governing this federal COVID-19 emergency funding iteration #3 continues with the objective of providing relief as quickly and with as limited red tape as possible.  By now you’re likely aware that many online sources of information are available.  Some sources are general while others are targeted.  Mindful of your time and wishing to avoid an overload of information and links you may have already received, the below links might fall in the non-duplicative category.

COVID-19: Helpful Resources for Food & Agriculture - House Agriculture Committee

House Agriculture Committee - USDA Resources

USDA Coronavirus FAQs

SBA - COVID-19 Relief for Small Business 

Loans for Nonprofits in the CARES Act

Hawaii Lenders Serving SBA's Hawaii District

Paycheck Protection Program Application and FAQs

Here is the website for those who are tracking the coronavirus pandemic, from the John Hopkins University of Medicine.

4/2/20: Today the DOL Office of Foreign Labor Certification has issued a second round of COVID-19 related H-2A FAQ.  The Round 2 FAQs address potential issues regarding the H-2A temporary agricultural labor certification program.  View the Round 2 FAQs regarding COVID-19. These, along with other ongoing announcements, are being posted at www.farmers.gov/manage/h2a. Along with these DOL FAQs and State Department’s additional interview waiver flexibilities announced last week, USDA continues to work specifically with DHS on flexibilities related to lawful presence and transfer of workers.

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