SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES
Response to COVID-19
In response to COVID-19, the Department of Defense is prioritizing the protection of our forces—including service members and their dependents, civilians, and contractors—maintaining mission readiness, and supporting the whole-of-government effort to fight this virus. The Department’s latest updates on COVID-19 are available here.
SBA ASSISTANCE IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS
Small business owners in all U.S. states and territories are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
SBA memo about extension of time for filing Individual Subcontracting Reports (ISRs)
ISR Mid-year Extension
Disaster Assistance for COVID-19
Economic Disaster Loans
Guidance for Businesses & Employers
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act includes provisions intended to assist small businesses. The Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Department of Treasury have begun releasing the information that will guide the programs created through the CARES Act. For information, please visit the SBA and the Department of Treasury websites, or utilize the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship website, where you can also access a comprehensive guide to many of the small business provisions contained in the Act: https://www.sbc.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/guide-to-the-cares-act
DoD Process for Section 3610 Reimbursement
The memorandum (link below) announces the Defense Pricing and Contracting (DPC) effort to provide overarching guidance to the contracting community regarding Section 3610 of the CARES act implementation. The DoD Process for 3610 Reimbursements will be fully coordinated across the Department of Defense, include industry input, and build on Class Deviation 2020-O0013 dated April 8, 2020, as well as the associated memorandum and frequently asked questions document. For more information see the memorandum at the link below. Visit the DPC COVID-19 page, also provided below, to view COVID-related material for the contracting community, including this memorandum and all documents referenced above.
Policy Vault: https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/ops/policy_vault.html
DPC COVID-19 Page: https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/pacc/cc/COVID-19.html
Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs)
Learn how PTACs can help your small business here.
I WOULD LIKE MORE GUIDANCE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE IN RELATION TO COVID-19 AND THE DEFENSE INDUSTRIAL BASE.
The Department’s latest updates on COVID-19 are available here.
Additional memoranda in connection with virus response:
Additional contracting information related to COVID-19 issues on the Defense Pricing and Contracting (DPC) webpage here.
WHERE ARE ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION ON THE U.S. GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19?
White House Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force
The COVID-19 Task Force portal for public information, working in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health and Human Services, and other agency stakeholders. This portal will link to the appropriate Federal agency website as the authoritative source for that information as necessary.
Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC)
The CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) landing page is the latest public health and safety information from CDC and for the overarching medical and health provider community on COVID-19. The site contains consumer and medical information on how the virus spreads, symptoms, prevention and treatment, stigma, cases and what to do if you are sick, along with frequently asked questions.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
The FEMA “How to Help” page provides information on ways individuals and businesses can support COVID-19 response efforts.
The USA.gov page catalogs all U.S. government activities related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). USA.gov can support both English and Spanish content.