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COVID-19 Stimulus Package: (Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security "Cares" Act)

Employee Retention Credit under the CARES Act

Advance Payment of Employer Credits Due to COVID-19 Employee Retention Credit The Employee Retention Credit is a refundable tax credit against certain employment taxes equal to 50 percent of the qualified wages an eligible employer pays to employees after March 12, 2020, and before January 1, 2021. Eligible employers can get immediate access to the credit by reducing employment tax deposits… Read more
Granite - SDVOSB Bids

Granite Construction Company Seeking Quotes From DVBE Firms – County of Mendocino #20116

GRANITE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY is seeking SBE, MBE, WBE & LSA Qualified Sub-Contractors/Suppliers/Firms on the following Project Project Owner:  County of Mendocino                          Estimate # 20116 Redwood Valley Water Infrastructure Retrofit Project Lead Estimator: Steve Espinoza                                  Phone: 707.467.4106 Bid Date: 04.14.2020 / 2:00 pm Fax Quotes to: 707.467.4143 General work description: Redwood Valley – Construction of a new and replacement… Read more
Paycheck Protection Program Borrower Application Form - Veteran Owned Businesses

Paycheck Protection Program Borrower Application Form

Small businesses can now apply for the Paycheck Protection Program. The program is designed to keep small business workers employed & provide small businesses with capital through the nation’s banks & other lending institutions.  Click the image below to download the Paycheck Protection Program Application (as well as instructions)! Paycheck Protection Program Borrower Application Form – Veteran Owned Businesses (adsbygoogle… Read more
VA News Release

VA increases capacity by 4,000 beds to combat COVID-19

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced April 1, that it has successfully increased its ICU and Medical/Surgical bed capacity by over 4,000 across the nation. These beds, along with the staff, equipment, and personal protective equipment required to operate them, are critical to the treatment of Veterans and civilians infected with COVID-19. The VA historically had… Read more
Veteran Owned Business Proud Supporter

March 2020 Veteran Owned Business Website Numbers

VeteranOwnedBusiness.com March 2020 website numbers are in: 329,705 unique visitors (nearly 880,000 so far in 2020) 4,866,952 page views (over 15,000,000 so far in 2020) 27,373 unique visitors on busiest day 10,636 average visitors per day (*would be much higher if you add in all domains associated with VOB) And as always… thank you so much for your support of… Read more
Small Business Administration

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

We know many of our business members are being economically impacted—in some cases severely—by the Coronavirus pandemic.  We recommend you take a look at the following resources that are available for you and your business including SBA Debt Relief, Paycheck Protection Program, SBA Express Bridge Loans, Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance (including a link to the loan application),… Read more

VA deploys Mobile Vet Centers to increase outreach during COVID-19 Outbreak

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) began deploying Mobile Vet Center units, the week of March 16, to expand direct counseling, outreach and care coordination to Veterans in communities affected during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first of the mobile units was dispatched to various cities to include boroughs in New York City, a second unit was sent… Read more