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News to Use – July 6, 2020

News to Use – July 6, 2020


Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
Quarterly Grant Programs Deadlines

Community Grants Program (CG)
Graham Winick / [email protected]

A quarterly program for non-profit organizations developing community-based cultural programs, projects, and events, such as fairs, parades, neighborhood festivals, conferences, and publications.

Second Quarter
Workshop:          July 30, 2020 at 2:00 PM –  RSVP
Courtesy Review Deadline: August 20, 2020, 11:59 PM
Application Deadline: August 27, 2020, 11:59 PM



SBA U.S. Small Business Administration

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) “Next Steps” Webinar

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, published a revised, borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness application implementing the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020 on June 17.
Join the South Florida District Office as we explore the next steps in the PPP process. Each session is limited to 250 attendees.

*Eventbrite access is required to register for the events.
Wednesday, July 8
1pm – 2pm
Click here register on Eventbrite.
Thursday, July 9
1pm – 2pm
Click here  register on Eventbrite.
Friday, July 10
1pm – 2pm
Click here  register on Eventbrite.

Click here to view the EZ Forgiveness Application.
Click here to view the Full Forgiveness Application


Americans for the Arts Action Fund

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) extended to August 8th

• The deadline to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgivable loan through a bank or online financial institution was officially extended from June 30 to August 8, 2020. Last week, Congress unanimously voted to extend the deadline and President Trump finally signed it into law over the weekend. Please note that this is only a deadline extension and not the opportunity to apply for a second PPP. There is still more than $125 billion available for first-time PPP borrowers who are self-employed, gig artists, contractors, or a corporation or nonprofit with W2 employees. Just remember that you cannot collect pandemic unemployment if you’re also paying yourself with a PPP forgivable loan during the same covered period.
• The extra $600 of weekly federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is still currently set to expire on July 31, 2020. For those of you who are self-employed, gig artists, or Form 1099 independent contractors and are currently collecting PUA, you may want to consider applying for a PPP loan on August 1st, which will allow you to then stagger rather than overlap federal economic relief assistance during this pandemic.
• Americans for the Arts and the Arts Action Fund currently have an Action Alertthat will enable you to send a quick email to your U.S. Representative and two U.S. Senators, urging them to approve both an extension of PUA benefits beyond 7/31/20, and allow a second round of PPP forgivable loans for existing borrowers. These two programs are particularly needed to those working in the arts, entertainment, tourism, and hospitality industries.  Send your emails to Congress through our Arts Action Center.
• On July 1st, the  National Endowment for the Arts announced the names of the 855 national, state, and local nonprofit and governmental arts organizations, who were awarded $45 million in CARES Act emergency arts funding. This is in addition to the supplemental $30 million that was quickly passed through to every state and regional arts agency in April for purposes of re-granting locally within their geographic areas.
• If you haven’t done so yet, please remember to complete your 2019 federal income tax return by July 15th, or at least request a filing extension to October 15th. The CARES Act had extended this year’s filing deadline from April 15 to July 15, but this extension does not necessarily apply to the filing deadline of your state income tax return.


The Beacon Council

Register with BizHelp Miami to connect with banks accepting PPP applications

The deadline to submit your PPP application has been extended until August 8th! There are still billions left in available funds for forgivable loans through the Paycheck Protection Program. Register today on  BizHelp.Miami  to connect directly with banks still accepting applications.


Job Opportunities in the Arts

Oolite Arts

The Miami Foundation

Originally published at https://miamidadearts.org/news/news-use-july-6-2020

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