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COVID-19 Hawaii Business Resource Page

May 19, 2020 — the following was recently announced:

The City and County of Honolulu launched the Small Business Relief and Recovery Fund with the purpose of reimbursing small businesses for costs incurred from business interruption due to Emergency Proclamations and to help small businesses implement safety precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) published the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application with instructions for businesses.

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Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance

April 24, 2020 – This loan advance will provide up to $10,000 of economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties.

The loans can be used to pay fixed debts, payroll and other bills that can’t be paid due to the COVID-19 disaster’s impact.

Enterprise Zones

Your business may be eligible for tax breaks and other benefits through Hawaii’s Enterprise Zones Partnership (EZ) Program.

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Hawaiʻi Economic & Community Navigator

Changing the trajectory of Hawaiʻi towards a more balanced, innovative, and sustainable economy – that balances the people, place, and culture with the environment, land, and ocean.

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Community Based Economic Development (CBED)

CBED offers micro-loans up to $50,000, to eligible small businesses that support economic development in their communities.

News

SBA Webinar on PPP & EIDL for Farmers and Ag Small BusinessesPosted on May 20, 2020
Please join the U.S. Small Business Administration to learn more about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) programs which are providing emergency working capital and disaster assistance to farmers, ranchers, and agricultural businesses impacted by COVID-19. PPP and EIDL help keep agricultural businesses viable, bringing stability to our nation’s critically […]
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Announcing the Launch of the Hawai’i Economic & Community NavigatorPosted on April 27, 2020
Changing the trajectory of Hawai’i towards a more balanced, innovative, and sustainable economy – that balances the people, place, and culture with the environment, land, and ocean. Please regularly view our website, recoverynavigator.hawaii.gov, for updates. COVID-19 has had a severe and unprecedented impact on the state economy and community. Hotels, shopping malls, airlines, restaurants, retailers, […]
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Congress Approves Additional SBA FundingPosted on April 24, 2020
Additional SBA Funding On April 23, 2020, Representative Ed Case announced the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. See his press release here. This $483 billion bill, which the President signed into law earlier today, provides critically needed funding for the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) COVID-19 relief programs. This […]
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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan ProgramPosted on April 21, 2020
Hawai‘i small businesses suffering financial losses due to the impact of COVID-19 can now file for low-interest working capital loans of up to $2 million from the Small Business Administration (SBA).
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