Election Assistance Commission (EAC)


EAC COVID-19 Resources

April 6, 2020 - EAC Posts Award Instructions for CARES Act Funding​​​​​​​

March 17, 2020 - EAC Clarifies Allowable Use of HAVA Funds for Disinfection

The EAC announced that Help America Vote Act (HAVA) funding can be used on disinfection materials and activities.

 

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)


FCC COVID-19 Resources

July 28, 2020 – FCC Confirms Emergency Status of COVID-19 Plasma Donation Calls

July 8, 2020 - FCC Approves Final Set of COVID-19 Telehealth Awards

These awards use the last of the $200 million provided by Congress in the CARES Act for this purpose.

June 26, 2020 - FCC Extends Waiver of Sponsorship ID Requirements for COVID-19 Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

June 25, 2020 - FCC Announces Close of Filing Window for COVID-19 Telehealth Program

Applications already received will exhaust program funding.

June 24, 2020 - FCC Approves Twelfth Set of COVID-19 Telehealth Awards

June 17, 2020 - FCC Approves Eleventh Set of COVID-19 Telehealth Awards

June 10, 2020 - FCC Approves New Set of COVID-19 Telehealth Awards

June 3, 2020 - FCC Approves Ninth Set of COVID-19 Telehealth Awards

June 1, 2020 - FCC and National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Release Letter with Updates on Lifeline Program

May 28, 2020 - FCC Approves Eighth Set of CARES Act COVID-19 Telehealth Awards

May 21, 2020 - IMLS, FCC Partner to Tackle Digital Divide

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and FCC are awarding $15 million in CARES Act funding to museums and libraries to deal with COVID-19. Applications are due June 12.

May 20, 2020 - FCC Approves COVID-19 Telehealth Grants to 43 Additional Providers

May 13, 2020 - FCC Approves Sixth Set of CARES Act COVID-19 Telehealth Applications

Full information about the grant program, including application information and a list of all recipients to date, is available here.

April 16, 2020 - FCC Announces New Charges, Solicits Additional Nominations for the Disaster Response and Recovery Working Group of the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee to Address Challenges Presented by COVID-19

April 10, 2020 - FCC Posts Guidance to Public Safety Entities on Requesting Special Temporary Authority and Waivers Related to COVID-19

April 10, 2020 - FCC to Open Telehealth Application Process

It will begin accepting applications for $200 million in funding through the COVID-19 Telehealth Program beginning Monday, April 13, 2020 at 12:00 PM ET.

April 9, 2020 - FCC Establishes Two CARES Act Programs

Application information for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program ($200 million) and the Connected Care Pilot Program ($100 million) is in the linked notice.

April 2, 2020 - FCC Initiates COVID-19 Telehealth Program Funded in CARES Act

March 20, 2020 - FCC Clarifies that Pandemic-Related Emergency Robocallss Are Lawful

March 18, 2020 - FCC Waives Gift Rules to Promote Connectivity During Pandemic

 

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)


IMLS COVID-19 Updates

May 21, 2020 - IMLS, FCC Partner to Tackle Digital Divide

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and FCC are awarding $15 million in CARES Act funding to museums and libraries to deal with COVID-19. Applications are due June 12.

May 13, 2020 - IMLS Posts Webinar on Paycheck Protection Program Funds for Museums and Libraries

A summary of the presentation, transcript, and recording are available.

April 13, 2020 - IMLS Announces First Phase of Emergency Relief

 

National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities


National Endowment for the Arts COVID-19 Homepage

National Endowment for the Humanities COVID-19 Homepage

June 22, 2020 - National Endowment for the Humanities Announces CARES Act Grants

The grants include funding for state humanities councils. The announced allocations are identical to those reported by FFIS in April.

 

Small Business Administration (SBA)


SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to COVID-19

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) FAQs

Latest PPP Report (through July 31, 2020)

June 29, 2020 - PPP Loan Report Updated through July 24

June 29, 2020 - PPP Loan Report Updated through July 10

July 6, 2020 - SBA Releases PPP Loan Data

The release includes the regular update summarizing approvals through June 30 (including state totals) and loan-level data for each state.

July 4, 2020 - PPP Extended

The president signed a bill to extend the PPP through August 8. Roughly $130 billion remains available.

June 17, 2020 - Treasury and SBA Revise PPP Forgiveness Applications

The revised EZ and full applications conform to the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act.

June 14, 2020 - SBA Posts PPP Approval Update

The report lists approvals through June 12, 2020. State data are included. SBA also posted a revised borrower application form and lender application form, to reflect changes made by the PPP Flexibility Act.

June 11, 2020 - SBA Issues Rule on New PPP Legislation

The interim final rule revises provisions such as loan maturity, deferral of loan payments, and forgiveness provisions to conform to the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act.

June 6, 2020 -SBA Updates Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Report

The report includes state-by-state data as of June 5.

June 5, 2020 - President Signs Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

The bill extends the PPP loan forgiveness period and lowers to 60% the current requirement that 75% of a loan be used on payroll, among other changes.

May 30, 2020 - SBA Updates EIDL Report

The report summarizes EIDLs approved as of May 30. State summaries are included.

May 28, 2020 - SBA Sets Aside $10 Billion in PPP Funds for Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs)

May 18, 2020 - SBA Updates EIDL Loans Report

The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) report includes loans by state as of May 17.

May 15, 2020 - PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Released

The full list of current resources for small businesses is here.

May 13, 2020 - Treasury Updates FAQs on PPP Loans 

May 13, 2020 - SBA Releases Interim Final Rule on PPP Loan Increases

The rule will become effective once published in the Federal Register and comments will be accepted for 30 days thereafter.

May 8, 2020 - SBA Updates State-by-State Data for the PPP and the EIDL Advance Program 

May 8, 2020 - SBA Office of Inspector General Releases Report on PPP Implementation

May 7, 2020 - SBA Limits EIDL Assistance to Include Only Agricultural Entities

May 3, 2020 – SBA Releases State-by-State Data for Second Round of PPP

The report contains data through May 1, 2020.

April 24, 2020 - SBA Posts State-by-State Data for EIDL and EIDL Advance Programs

April 17, 2020 - SBA Releases State-by-State PPP Data

April 16, 2020 - SBA Announces Lapse in Funding for COVID-19 Programs

The SBA announced that it is unable to accept new applications for the PPP or the EIDL program as funded under the CARES Act due to a lapse in appropriations. EIDL applicants who have already submitted their applications will continue to be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

April 3, 2020 - SBA Issues EIDL Declarations for All States and Territories

March 17, 2020 - SBA Updates Criteria for Disaster Assistance Loans

 

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