Response and Recovery Resources for Idaho
We’re all in this together. As the Pacific Northwest handles dynamic changes to the way it does business, Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc., is looking to find and share opportunities that can help our clients, communities, and region persevere and emerge stronger. For more funding resources, visit our Supporting Northwest Communities page.
Funding Opportunities and Updates | July 14, 2020
Idaho has allocated $100 million to provide cash bonuses to people who have returned to work, a measure designed to counteract increases in federal benefits. Bonuses are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Eligible entities may apply starting at noon MT on July 13.
For more information and to apply, visit www.rebound.idaho.gov/return-to-work-bonuses.
Gov. Brad Little approved $34 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funding in late June for the State Board of Education. These funds help provide devices and infrastructure access to students and support development of a statewide postsecondary digital campus.
Gov. Brad Little approved $1 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funding for Idaho’s Workforce Development Council to launch a workforce training program through Idaho Rebounds. The program provides targeted, short-term training for those impacted by the pandemic at no cost. Training will be aligned with employers’ needs and curated primarily from Idaho institutions.
Funding Opportunities and Updates | June 2, 2020
The state of Idaho is accepting applications for small business cash grants under the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF). These grants are available for small businesses with one to 50 employees, and on May 18, grants were extended to those who are self-employed.
U.S. Treasury guidance allows the state to use CRF dollars for expenditures “related to the provision of grants to small businesses to reimburse the costs of business interruption caused by required closure.”
Due to limited funds, the state is providing these grants in three waves:
- Eligible entities with one to 19 employees could apply starting May 11, 2020
- Eligible entities with one to 50 employees could apply starting May 18, 2020 (subject to available funding)
- All eligible entities, from those who are self-employed up and businesses with up to 50 employees could apply starting May 27, 2020 (subject to available funding)
For more information and to apply, visit www.rebound.idaho.gov/idaho-rebound-cash-grants-for-small-businesses/.
On May 22, Governor Brad Little announced that Idaho’s Testing Task Force completed its recommendations for expansion and targeting of coronavirus testing—a critical piece of the Idaho Rebounds plan for reopening and strengthening the state.
The Testing Task Force’s recommendations include:
- Who should be tested and how often
- Significant increased investment in local testing capacity
- Immediate expansion of molecular diagnostic testing, which can, in part, help stop the spread of COVID-19
- Limited use of serologic (antibody) testing, which detects human antibodies to the virus