The City of Nampa knows COVID-19 has a large impact on the small businesses in our community. This page provides information and links for programs and services that may be helpful for small businesses that are significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are local, non-profit, state and federal resources that may be helpful to you.
* Information is changing daily and subject to change. We will continue updating this page as more resources develop.*
Upcoming Webinars to help business reopen during COVID-19
Ask the Experts: The New Normal as You Reopen Your Business
As you reopen or restart your business, are you sure that you are meeting legal and health standards? This is your chance to ask an expert. Find out about Business law and liability (John Ashby, an employment lawyer with Hawley Troxell), Human Resources, Public Health, OSHA, and Insurance. Come prepared with your questions or a willingness to learn about issues you may not have thought about.
NEW E-commerce - Find Ways to Improve Revenue Now!
This webinar will provide small business owners with information on optimizing their website for selling products online. It will cover website structure recommendations and how to leverage free tools to drive website traffic. This is part one of a two-part E-commerce series developed with the Idaho Department of Commerce. The second part will cover specific tools and strategies for creating an E-commerce site.
Revive Your Business
Your business will survive! Now learn how to bring it back to where it was before the pandemic and to continue growing in the years to come. Learn how to capture new markets, improve cash flow, and manage overhead!
Toolkit for Businesses during a Crisis- The toolkit provides some important ideas for business to consider during a crisis that can provide the data and information needed to respond the changing environment.
Guide to help Small Business be resilient during COVID-19- This guide developed by the Small Business Development Center helps businesses identify areas in business practice that can adapt or needs to be reviewed during this pandemic.
Register for the SBDC’s "COVID-19 Unemployment Insurance Guide for Business Owners, Sole Proprietors, and Ind. Contractors"! webinars. Sign up now to reserve your spot and learn about unemployment insurance. Webinars are being held on May 1st, 5th, and 7th at 10 am Mountain Time.
The State of Idaho- Governor Brad Little issued a statewide stay-home order and signed an extreme emergency declaration on March 25, 2020. The stay-home order is effective immediately and in place. The Governor and public health officials extended the stay-at-home to May 1st. The official order is available on https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/.
New Emergency Grants for Childcare Business Owners through the State of Idaho- Applications are will be accepted May 1- June 30.
PPE Supplier and Buyer information in Idaho- detailed information on PPE supply chain and buyer information
Small Business Administration- the Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering up to $2.0 million in low‑interest loans.
SBA Debt Relief As part of SBA’s debt relief efforts,
- The SBA will automatically pay the principal, interest, and fees of current 7(a), 504, and microloans for a period of six months.
- The SBA will also automatically pay the principal, interest, and fees of new 7(a), 504, and microloans issued prior to September 27, 2020.
Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Eligible small businesses can receive loans of up to $2 million to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the impact of COVID-19. Please see the three step process document for the disaster loans and a summary document of the disaster loans.
Paycheck Protection Program-The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.
Small businesses, private nonprofit organizations of any size, small agricultural cooperatives and small aquaculture enterprises that have been financially impacted as a direct result of COVID-19 are eligible to apply.
Are you a retail business? Click here for specific tips and help for retail small businesses.
Nampa Chamber of Commerce -The Chamber will continue to work hard and are here to assist businesses. Join the Chamber’s NEW Facebook group where you can share what you are doing to stay open, see what others are doing, and how you can support Nampa businesses.The Nampa Chamber is committed to providing you with updated information that we hope will be helpful to you as you continue to put the pieces of this puzzle together. Below are a few core links that can be helpful to you. We will update you as necessary and continue to update our COVID-19 page on Nampa.com.
Main Street America- Nampa is one of four cities in Idaho to be a Main Street America community. Main Street America information provides resources for small business from remote event planning to data gathering and promotions to run during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Small Business Development Centers- Idaho’s Small Business Development Center consultants are available to work with your business, answering questions, providing resources, and advocating for your business to help get through this period. Currently, each of the centers across the state are open for business, although some of them may be virtual by phone or video conference only. Please request an appointment here.
Unemployment Webinar and information for Employers- Idaho’s SBDC webinar on really helpful information for unemployment and the programs that are available during COVID-19
Kevin and Mary Daniels Fund- Businesses located in the historic district of Nampa are eligible to apply for the Kevin and Mary Daniels fund provide 0% interest loans to business and building owners to support highly visible improvements to buildings and storefronts in the Nampa Historic District. Eligible projects include, but are not necessarily limited to: awnings, canopies, storefronts, paint,doors, landscaping, exterior lighting, window repair, masonry work and signage.
Internal Revenue Service- The IRS has established a webpage focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. Please click on the link above to see update deadlines for taxes and new releases.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act- This bill responds to the coronavirus outbreak by providing paid sick leave and free coronavirus testing, expanding food assistance and unemployment benefits, and requiring employers to provide additional protections for health care workers.