USDA to Provide $1 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Rural Businesses and Ag Producer

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 22, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the Department is making available up to $1 billion in loan guarantees to help rural businesses meet their working capital needs during the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, agricultural producers that are not eligible for USDA Farm Service Agency loans may receive […]

Charles County Health Department COVID-19 Reminders & Webinar

Charles County Health Department Webinar This Thursday May 21st 2020 The Charles County Health Department–in partnership with the Economic Development Department and Charles County Chamber of Commerce–invites all County businesses and religious and civic leaders to a webinar on Thursday, May 21, Noon to 2 pm, to discuss health and business-related aspects of Phase 1 […]

USDA Supporting Local Economies During and After Pandemic Response

From USDA After the webinar, Christine Sorensen shared several links to USDA Rural Development programs: USDA Launches COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide (PDF) The COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide will help our rural leaders, whether they be in local government, education, health care, faith leadership, or any other capacity, understand what federal assistance is available […]

SBA Paycheck Protection Program Participating Lenders

The following organizations are SBA approved PPP Lenders and are approving highly effective and efficient in originating and funding PPP opportunities.  Please share as needed, especially with small businesses “looking for a lender.”  Most of these online entities are currently accepting applications while awaiting potential new funding for the program. Get fast, affordable business loans […]