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News to Use – June 29, 2020

News to Use – June 29, 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



Knight Foundation

Paycheck Protection Program Loan Workshops for Knight Grantees

The Knight Foundation is working with FMA to host virtual, private clinics with their team of experts to offer guidance on the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application  and process. More information on each session is below. Space is limited and reserved for Knight grantees.

Managing Your Paycheck Protection Program Loan and Forgiveness 202
In this session, FMA will share detailed guidance on what organizations can spend PPP funds on, what’s eligible for forgiveness, how the forgiveness process will work, and how organizations can estimate their forgiveness amount. FMA will also share highlights and implications of the PPP Flexibility Act which recently went into effect. This session will be offered twice. July 9, 3 p.m. ET. Click here to register.

Navigating the Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Process
In this clinic, FMA will cover how the forgiveness process will work and how to complete the SBA forgiveness application. They will also unpack the calculations required for the forgiveness amount, what documents to gather, and provide tips and tricks for working with your lenders. July 15, 12 p.m. ET. Click here  to register. 

If you are unable to attend, or if meeting capacity is exceeded, you may attend FMA’s public clinics. Click here to learn more and register for a public clinic.


Miami-Dade Beacon Council – COVID Layoff Aversion Fund

CareerSource South Florida Offers Grants up to $10,000  to Small Businesses and Community-Based Organizations

CareerSource South Florida  (CSSF) announces the  COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund,  designed to support to small businesses and/or community-based organizations (CBOs) within Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties facing financial impacts and potential layoffs from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The fund provides grants to eligible small businesses and/or CBOs affected by the Public Health Emergency Declaration.

Applications must be submitted no later than tomorrow, Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

Recipients may receive up to $10,000 from the COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund 30 calendar days following the expiration of Executive Order 20-51 or until funds are exhausted, whichever occurs first.

The following scale will be utilized to award grants:
3–10 full-time employees up to $5,000
11–25 full-time employees up to $7,500
26–50 full-time employees up to $10,000

Apply Now:
Miami-Dade Beacon Council:  https://iapps.careersourcesfl.com/LayoffAversion_BeaconCouncil/

For additional information on eligibility requirements, visit  http://www.careersourcesfl.com/LayoffAversion_MDBC/.



GMCC CARES: Small Business Assistance Program

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Forgiveness
Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL)
Payroll Tax Deferral
Employee Retention Credit

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is offering one-to-one assistance to our small business members applying for financial relief through various government programs.

If you are a small business owner and a GMCC member, trained Chamber staff is available to help you navigate through the applications’ forms and processes.

For those who have successfully received a PPP loan, staff will assist you to prepare your documentation to submit for loan forgiveness. The SBA and the Department of the Treasury released a revised  PPP loan forgiveness application,  which has been shortened from 11 pages to five (instructions can be found here). See the full PPP updates here.


Americans for the Arts Action Fund
Treasury Releases Even More Flexible Regulations on PPP Loan Forgiveness

On the heels of the comprehensive Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Webinar held on June 22nd, which you can viewed on the Facebook page, the Treasury/SBA released even more flexible regulations the following day that further clarified key forgiveness rules. There are several GREAT clarifications that will help you qualify to use the EZ Forgiveness Form AND get 100% forgiveness:

  • If you plan to use a 24-week coverage period for your PPP loan, Treasury/SBA have now clarified that you do not have to wait for the full 24 weeks to submit your Forgiveness Application EZ Form. You can submit the form as soon as you expend the PPP loan amount. For instance, a self-employed gig worker who secured their PPP loan prior to June 5th can now potentially spend 100% of their loan amount on payroll over 10 to 11 weeks, which would not have been possible to do in 8 weeks. See page 9 of the new regulations.
  • Clarification was also provided on the most important, new “safe harbor” to allow full forgiveness and to use the EZ Forgiveness Form even if you couldn’t rehire all your W2 employees because you couldn’t comply with CDC sanitation and social distancing rules. The regulation clarified that this safe harbor rule specifically still applies even if your business couldn’t rehire W2 employees (originally furloughed between 2/15/20-4/26/20) because your state or local government required your business to shutdown.  See page 23 of the new regulations.
  • Additionally, the Treasury/SBA announced “Enhanced Transparency”  of information on awarded PPP Loans. At the request of Congress, Treasury/SBA will now disclose the names, addresses, NAICS codes, zip codes, business type, demographic data, non-profit information, and jobs supported for loans of $150,000 or more.


Job Opportunities in the Arts

The Miami Foundation


The most reliable way to contact us continues to be through email. You can find a staff directory at  https://www.miamidadearts.org/about/staff-councils.

Please check the County’s web site for more COVID-19 information and for regular updates:  miamidade.gov/coronavirus.

Originally published at https://miamidadearts.org/news/news-use-june-29-2020

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