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On March 27, 2020, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act; aka the “CARES Act.” Below is a summary that addresses the stimulus funding for business owners.

SUMMARY – Keeping American Workers Paid and Employed Act under the CARES Act

Coronavirus Business Disruption Resources

  • Includes topics like cash spend measures, tax measures, and emergency financing measures.

COVID-19 Important Considerations Checklist For You and Your Business

Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Overview

SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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PPP Loan Forgiveness Guidance & Tools

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application:

Preparing for the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application:

PPP Loan Forgiveness Calculators:

PPP Loan Application Guidance:

  • The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) has adopted an emergency Rule 300-2-4-0.5 Partial Claims, effective March 16, 2020. The rule mandates all Georgia employers to file partial claims online on behalf of their employees for any week during which an employee (full-time/part-time) works less than full-time due to a partial or total company shutdown caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Any employer found to be in violation of this rule will be required to reimburse GDOL for the full amount of unemployment insurance benefits paid to the employee. Download the How Employers File Partial Claims Desk-Aid found on the GDOL Alert Page and follow the step-by-step instructions.
  • Filing partial claims results in your employees receiving unemployment insurance (UI) benefit payments faster, usually within 48 hours for claims filed electronically. Employees for whom you file a partial claim are NOT required to report to a Georgia Department of Labor career center, register for employment services, or look for other work. Please continue to monitor their website at for any updates to these guidelines.
  • Florida Short-Term Compensation Program
  • The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is in the process of surveying businesses in the state that have been impacted by the COVID‐19 pandemic through a Business Damage Assessment Survey (available at Note that a response to the survey does not constitute an appliance for assistance Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program.

  • Florida businesses seeking a bridge loan pursuant to the program must submit an application and all required supporting documentation at Direct inquiries regarding the program can also be made with the Florida Small Business Development Center Headquarters via email at or toll free at (866) 737‐7232.

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