State News, Federal Funding, and Grants
North Carolina Governor extends the stay at home order through May 8 on April 23, 2020. Governor Cooper also shared details about NC’s plan to lift restrictions in three phases, to read more click here.
The US passed a $484 billion stimulus package. For more information check out the White House “Fact Sheet”
The Small Business Administration resumed accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications from participating lenders on Monday April 27, 2020. You should consult with your local lender as to whether they are participating in the program. For more information click here
North Carolina small businesses can apply for Covid-19 Rapid Recovery Grants via the Golden Leaf Foundation. If you would like additional information or apply for this program, click here.
The SBTDC provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling and guidance on the various COVID-19 relief programs available through the SBA and CARES Act, as well as technical assistance with applications. Northern Iredell County is served by the SBTDC Piedmont Triad Regional Center and Southern Iredell County is served by our Southern Piedmont Regional Center. Businesses may request a virtual counseling session from either center at www.sbtdc.org/erfc.