University of Alabama SafeState
The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development has made a document that sums up the new Safer at Home Order. TO view, click here.
Small Business Administration
Update* On March 27th, the House of Representatives passed the largest economic bill in U.S. History. The CARES (Coronovires Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) has since been signed by President Trump. This is a new type of loan administered by the SBA and are potentially 100% forgivable. For more information and to see if your small business qualifies, click here. On March 21st Governor Ivey announced that small businesses across Alabama negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic are eligible for assistance under the Small Business Administration's Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. To see if your small business qualifies, please click here.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
The FFCRA requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. To see how this affects you, click here.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Update* The U.S. Chamber has added a helpful article to its website entitled Coronavirus Small Business Guide, to view the article click here. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has created a resource on its website called "Combating the Coronavirus". Many resources are available including resources for businesses, social media graphics and toolkits, customizable flyers, travel notices, state and local activity dashboards, and reports on the economic conditions worldwide and how it could impact your business. To visit their page, please click here.
Update* On March 27th Governor Ivey ordered all non-essential businesses to close, effective Saturday, March 28th at 5:00 pm. For a full list of businesses that have been ordered to close, click here. Find out what measures Alabama is taking to protect its workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. For info, click here. Alabama Works has put together a Facebook page to help connect businesses that are NOW HIRING with potential employees, for more information, click here.
Alabama Department of Labor
If you have become unemployed or layed off due to COVID-19, you may be eligible to file for unemployment through the Alabama Department of Labor. To see if you qualify, click here. For other information, including unemployment insurance benefits, veteran services, CDC information for travel, etc., click here.
Alabama Department of Public Health
For the most updated information about COVID-19 in Alabama, please visit the Alabama Department of Public Health's resource page. To visit their page, please click here.
Alabama Department of Revenue
On March 13th, Governor Ivey declared a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19. This has allowed the Alabama Department of Revenue more flexibility in working with impacted taxpayers including allowing small businesses to file late without penalty and extending the date tax payments are due. for more information from the Alabama Department of Revenue, please click here.
U.S. Department of Treasury
The U.S. Department of Treasury has released important information regarding the Paycheck Protection Program. For information, click here.
United Way of Morgan County
United Way of Morgan County has launched a Community Crisis Fund to allow the public to join in and help those affected by COVID-19 in our area. By donating, you are providing resources to be used to help those in need during this time when the most vulnerable are unable to help themselves. This fund focuses on feeding people, providing emergency assistance (utility bills, eviction avoidance, and other urgent needs), and supporting distressed agencies! To donate to the Community Crisis Fund, please click here. They have also created a 'Resources in Morgan County' section on their website. They have listed resources for residents that need food, centers for the developmentally disabled, city school information, etc. If you would like to view this resource list, please click here. United Way of Morgan County also offers a free, easy to remember number to dial for information about health and human service organizations in your community. By dialing 2-1-1, information is much easier to find. For more information about 211, please click here.
Morgan Baptist Association
The Morgan Baptist Association, also known as The Caring Place, is offering a resource for those in need of emotional support. They understand the stress of this unexpected and unprecedented time we are facing. They have trained chaplains available to help you through this time of uncertainty. If you are in need of emotional support, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Geno Shirley at 256-345-7945. The Caring Place also has a food pantry to help those in need of food. It is a drive-thru at this time and you need a photo ID in order to receive assistance. For more information, call 256-773-5243.
NARCOG is here to help businesses in our community thrive and grow! Our Accelerate Business Growth Fund offers several funding options with competitive interest rates. To explore the options, click here.
The following are organizations that are helping meet food needs during this time:
Daystar Church 256-737-0800
Hartselle Church of Christ 256-773-6124
Carpenter's Cabinet 256-784-5311
The Caring Place 256-773-7922