Local businesses who provide services and support under contracts with the federal government, like the vast majority of businesses in our country, are feeling the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT) wants to ensure every segment of our business community has the information needed to navigate this difficult time.
Government contractors should review the information in the link below and communicate any potential performance issues with either the contracting officer or the contracting officer representative assigned to their contract:
Communication is of vital importance should you expect to have your performance negatively impacted by the pandemic and the resulting societal safety measures implemented.
All businesses, regardless of industry, should be aware of the various loan programs enacted through the CARE Act. Both the Paycheck Protection Program and the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan are available programs to small businesses to help weather this situation. Information on both Small Business Administration (SBA) plans are provided in the links below:
Paycheck Protection Program
Also remember to visit the DBEDT site dedicated to supporting our local businesses during the pandemic:
You can also subscribe for free to receive updates directly from the DBEDT Business Support Branch regarding the business support programs we offer: