Recap! NEW PPP rules as of Feb 24, 2021 *14 Day limit*

  • Starting today, Feb. 24, the SBA will establish a 14-day, exclusive PPP loan application period for businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees.
  • The SBA will allow sole proprietors, independent contractors, and self-employed individuals to receive more financial support by revising the PPP’s funding formula for these categories of applicants.
  • The agency will eliminate an exclusionary restriction on PPP access for small business owners with prior non-fraud felony convictions, consistent with a bipartisan congressional proposal. 
  • Also, the SBA will eliminate PPP access restrictions on small business owners who have struggled to make federal student loan payments by eliminating federal student loan debt delinquency and default as disqualifiers to participating in the PPP. 
  • Ensure access for non-citizen small business owners who are lawful U.S. residents by clarifying that they may use Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to apply for the PPP.

Read the full press release from SBA here

Jueves, 25 de Febrero 7-8:30 pm Proveedores de cuidado infantil: cómo solicitar el Programa de protección de cheques de pago (PPP): ¡un taller para acceder a préstamos perdonables para mantener su negocio!

Proveedores de cuidado infantil: cómosolicitar el Programa de protección de cheques de pago (PPP): ¡un taller para acceder a préstamosperdonables paramantenersunegocio! 

Jueves, 25 de Febrero de 2021 

7:00 pm- 8:30 pm (90 minutos, incluyeuna sesiónparapreguntas y respuestas) 

Enlace de registro 

Los proveedores de cuidado infantil, tanto con fines de lucro como sin fines de lucro, son elegibles para el Programa de protección de cheques de pago (PPP), que brinda oportunidades de préstamos para pequeñas empresas. Mejor aún, estos préstamos se perdonan en determinadas circunstancias. ¡No te pierdas esta oportunidad! 

Únase a este seminario web diseñado específicamente para proveedores de cuidado infantil en Alaska, Idaho, Oregon y Washington. Los participantes: (1) aprenderán sobre las pautas de elegibilidad; (2) obtener asesoramiento sobre cómo garantizar que el proceso de solicitud de APP se desarrolle sin problemas; (3) escuchar a un proveedor de cuidado infantil que se benefició de un préstamo PPP; y (4) tener la oportunidad de obtener respuestas a preguntas de prestamistas y proveedores de asistencia técnica. 

La fechalímite de aprobacióndel 31 de Marzo se acerca rápidamente. Solo le quedan unas pocas semanas para presentar la solicitud. ¡No pierda la oportunidad de solicitar este importante apoyo financiero! 

Haga clic aquí para registrarse para el taller. Una de las sesiones temáticas se ofrecerá en español. 

Presentadores de talleres 

Kim Burgess Simms, Asesora Regional de Estrategia e Innovación, Administración para Ciños y Familias 

Craig Nolte, Gerente Regional, Desarrollo Comunitario WA y AK, Banco de la Reserva Federal de San Francisco 

Kerrie Herd, Asociación de Pequeñas Empresas de EE. UU., Directora de Distrito, Distrito de Seattle 

Debbie Cornwall, Guardería de Debbie, Renton, WA 

Quién debe asistir 

Proveedores de cuidado infantil, organizaciones de referencia y recursos de cuidado infantil, centros de desarrollo de pequeñas empresas, prestamistas de pequeñas empresas, y agencias gubernamentales 

Contactos de evento 

Kimberly Burgess Simms

(301) 569-1179

Craig Nolte

(206) 396-2192

Feb 25, 7-8pm PPP Workshop for Child Care Providers

Child Care Providers: How to Apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) – A Workshop to Access Forgivable Loans to Sustain Your Business!

Workshop Announcement

Thursday, February 25, 2021

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm PT (90 mins, including breakout Q&A session)

Registration Link

Child care providers—both for profit and non-profit—are eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which provides loan opportunities for small businesses. Better yet, these loans are forgiven under certain circumstances. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Join this webinar specifically designed for child care providers in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Participants will: (1) learn about eligibility guidelines; (2) get advice on how to ensure the PPP application process goes smoothly; (3) hear from a peer child care provider who benefitted from a PPP loan; and (4) have the opportunity to get questions answered from lenders and technical assistance providers.

The March 31st approval deadline is quickly approaching – you only have a few weeks left to apply — don’t miss your opportunity to apply for this important financial support!

Click here to register for the workshop.  One of the breakout sessions will be offered in Spanish.

Workshop Presenters

Kim Burgess Simms, HHS Administration for Children and Families

Craig Nolte, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Kerrie Hurd, Small Business Administration

Debbie Cornwall, Debbie’s Daycare, Renton, WA

Christine Buckley, Business Impact NW

Who Should Attend

Child care providers, Child Care Resource & Referral Organizations, Small Business Development Centers, Small Business Lenders, Government Agencies

Zoom Link:

Event Contacts

Kimberly Burgess Simms

(301) 569-1179

Craig Nolte

(206) 396-2192

Choose Clallam First Campaign 2021

Clallam EDC would like to introduce Silas Crews!

Clallam EDC has hired Silas to bring the 2021 installment of Choose Clallam First social media campaign to support our local businesses and check in on any new pivot points you’d like to share.

This is a 100% free support resource provided to your local businesses due to Covid 19.

If you have ( or would like to nominate) a business in Clallam county to see a businesses’ story featured, email Silas directly at and make sure to check out our Covid Response page at

Grant Information


Slideshow about PPP, EIDL, and PPP Forgiveness from Steve Burke, subject matter expert for WA State SBDC

Targeted EIDL Advance ( Only available to those that applied last round)

  • Is your business address located in the area shaded in pink?
  • Did you apply for an EIDL Advance in 2020 and receive a grant amount less than $10K?
  • Has you revenue declined by more than 30% since 2019?

If you can say yes to these three items you should be on the lookout for an email from  You very quickly will be receiving from the SBA the difference between $10K and the amount you received as an EIDL Advance in 2020. As an example, if you received $3K in 2020 (based on the number of employees you had in your business) as an EIDL Advance you can very quickly receive another $7K. 

Applicants do not need to take any action at this time. SBA will reach out to those who qualify.

SBA will first reach out to EIDL applications that already received a partial EIDL Advance (i.e. between $1,000 – $9,000). Applicants will be contacted directly by SBA via email in the coming weeks with instructions to determine eligibility and submit documentation. 

All communications from SBA will be sent from an official government email with an ending. Please do not send sensitive information via email to any address that does not end in

If your request is approved, you will receive an email notification and an ACH deposit to the bank account you provided in your application. It is very important that you double-check your bank account information carefully before submitting. Incorrect or incomplete information may result in an inability to approve your request or successfully disburse your funds. Carefully review the information below regarding bank account deposits.

  • Double check that your account number and routing number are correct. They should be located at the bottom of your checks, if available. Log into your online banking account and locate that information there or contact your bank for confirmation.
  • Make sure that the routing number provided is usable for ACH payments. Many Advance applicants submitted routing numbers reserved for other types of payments which resulted in the inability to send them an Advance.
  • Bank name should be the official name of the bank; please contact your bank if you are unsure.
  • Ensure you provide a checking account to facilitate the ACH payment.
  • Double check that your account is still open and able to receive payments.
  • Before submitting, you must make sure that the bank account you are providing satisfies the following:
    • Account is opened using your business legal name matching the values entered in the business information section on your application. If you do not have a business legal name, the name on the account must match the business owner’s name
    • Account has your business address and phone number matching the values entered in the business information section on your application.
    • Account is opened using your business tax id (EIN or SSN if no EIN registered) matching the values entered in your initial application.
  • Common reasons why the account validation might fail would be the account holder name does not match the business name on the application, the business name changed since opening the account, using a personal account for business, account being in someone else’s name such as a spouse or friend, reusing a bank account for multiple businesses that do not match the business name on the application.
  • If you do not have a bank account that satisfies the criteria above, there is a greater chance that SBA will not be able to approve your Target EIDL Advance.

All applicants may be asked to provide an IRS Form 4506-T to allow SBA to request tax return information on the applicant’s behalf.

Please do not submit duplicate COVID-19 EIDL applications. Only prior applicants will be considered for the Targeted EIDL Advance. SBA will reach out to you if you qualify!

Clallam County will advance in reopening plan, allowing more restaurants to add indoor dining amid COVID-19

Beginning Monday, February 15th 2021 Clallam County will enter into Phase 2 of Governor Inslee’s Roadmap to Recovery!

What does that mean?·    

In Phase 2;
*Restaurants and indoor fitness centers can reopen indoor dining at 25%.     
*Sports competitions may also resume in Phase 2 with limited spectators.   
*Wedding and funeral ceremonies are able to increase their capacities from current limits as well.

Clallam County’s COVID-19 cases have been in the moderate range recently which means Clallam County has one of the lowest case rates in the state, along with Jefferson and San Juan Counties.

The Governor’s regionalized evaluation system, however, put Clallam and Jefferson Counties into a region with Kitsap and Mason Counties that have had dramatically higher case rates which prevented us from being able to open our restaurants and fitness centers.

To advance from Phase 1 to Phase 2, our region (Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap and Mason) had to show a 10% decreasing trend in case rates; a 10% decrease in COVID hospital admission rates; an ICU occupancy rate that’s less than 90%; and a test positivity rate of less than 10%.The region collectively has now achieved that.

*table is from the site: