Coffee with Colleen and Weekly Update!

Join us Wednesday Morning at 8am to hear from Clallam County Commissioner Ozias:

The Commissioners are working with many groups across the county to assess the needs within our County. There are significant funding streams being sent directly to individuals and families, non-profits and the state.

The County will be receiving $7.5 million this spring and $7.5M one year later.

These funds are intended to support urgent COVID-19 response efforts to continue to decrease spread of the virus and bring the pandemic under control, replace lost revenue for eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments, to strengthen support for vital public services, help retain jobs. and provide support for immediate economic stabilization for households and businesses.

These funds can also be used to make necessary investments in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure. The Commission will be bringing experts together representing different ecosystems to identify greatest needs and thus prioritize this spending.

Please join us:

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Trudeau suggests phased Canada-U.S. border re-opening:
Non-essential travelers may be allowed to come to Canada if they are fully vaccinated, according to the prime minister.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is looking at a phased-in approach to reopening the Canadian border, starting with fully vaccinated travelers.On June 8, the prime minister told reporters fully vaccinated people could be the first allowed to cross the border. The actual reopening date is still not clear. Trudeau did not offer any timeline.
The prime minister had previously suggested 75 per cent of Canadians would need to have a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 20 per cent fully vaccinated in order to ease border restrictions. READ MORE
SHOT OF A LIFETIME: INSLEE ANNOUNCES VACCINATION INCENTIVES – Including Lottery Cash Drawings with Prizes Totaling $2 Million:
The WA State Lottery will be conducting a “Shot of a Lifetime” giveaway series during the month of June, working with state agencies, technology companies, sports teams and higher ed institutions to offer different prizes to vaccinated individuals. This includes people who have been vaccinated in Washington, regardless of when. The incentives are not just for new vaccinations. READ MORE
Are you a small business owner that has a specific tax question about funding you received from the SBA or a grant program?:
The CPA Firm Clark Nuber is offering free advising to any small business in the state for a limited time.Contact to be connected to a Clark Nuber CPA.
Emergency Broadband Benefits
About the Emergency Broadband Benefit. The upcoming Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute $10-$50 toward the purchase price.
Who Is Eligible for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program? A household is eligible if one member of the household meets one of the criteria below:1. Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, or did so in the 2019-2020 school year;2. Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;3. Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; or4. Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating providers’ existing low-income or COVID-19 program.
Download the EBB Brochure HERE.
Funding still available for new or increased Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL):
Whether you have an existing COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and want to apply for an increase; or are interested in applying for an initial COVID-19 EIDL, funding is available for loans up to $500,000. For more information on eligibility, use of proceeds, and loan terms, visit the SBA website.Details on EIDL

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