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Louisiana Businesses Can Apply for Virus Grants on July 28

Rich Collins, Author at Biz New Orleans

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana will start accepting applications July 28 from small businesses seeking up to $15,000 grants to help with coronavirus expenses, Treasurer John Schroder announced Wednesday. The…

Paycheck Protection Program shifts to forgiveness portion

Natalie Chandler, Editor at CityBusiness

Ready to seek forgiveness for your Paycheck Protection Program loan? The government has made it easier for some businesses to do so by reducing the amount required to be spent…

Paycheck Protection Program funding expected to run out soon

Natalie Chandler, Editor

  New Orleans-area lenders are preparing for the second round of funding in the Paycheck Protection Program to be exhausted soon. By Sunday, over half of the $310 billion allocated…

Will your PPP loan get funded? Local lenders weigh in

Natalie Chandler, Editor at CityBusiness

The Small Business Administration’s system that processes loans is still slow. Some banks are seeing more loan applications. And although the amount of funding being sought is significantly smaller, there…

Louisiana loan program off to sluggish start

Natalie Chandler, Editor at CityBusiness

Louisiana economic development officials are trying to boost a state-led loan program for small businesses that has been slower to ramp up. But they’re running into challenges from banks too…

The PPP loan program is out of money. What’s next?

Natalie Chandler, Editor at CityBusiness

Many New Orleans-area business owners seeking federal forgivable loans will have to wait until Congress adds more money in order to apply or advance their current applications to the funding…

Where’s the money, Week 2: Some can’t apply for loans yet

Natalie Chandler, Editor at CityBusiness

As concerns rise that a $349 billion federal forgivable loan program will soon run out of funding to disburse, some New Orleans-area business owners say they haven’t been able to submit applications…

IRS issues warning about Coronavirus-related scams; watch out for schemes tied to economic impact payments

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to be on the lookout for a surge of calls and email phishing attempts about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. These contacts…


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