General Information:

COVID-19 Information for Employers:​​

Resources for Small Businesses: 

The Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program:

Businesses may apply under the Paycheck Protection Program to borrow the lesser of $10 million or 250 percent of monthly expenses including salaries, wages, sick leave, rent and utilities.

Businesses that retain their employees during the COVID-19 crisis can apply through their lenders to have 8 weeks of those expenses forgiven, converting the loans into grants that do not need to be repaid. 

​More information on the SBA Paycheck Protection Program can be found HERE.

Emergency Injury Disaster Grants and Loans:

The CARES Act (P.L. 116-136)  created new disaster grants that provide a cash advance worth up to $10,000 to small businesses within three days of application. In order to secure the advance those small businesses must also apply for traditional, low-interest disaster loans worth up to $2 million. Those funds may be used to cover payroll, paid sick leave, rent, mortgages and other costs. However, they may not be used to cover the same costs as Paycheck Protection Program loans. More information on the Emergency Injury Disaster Grants and Loans can be foundHERE.

Resources for Agricultural Producers:

​USDA Loans

The CARES Act includes $9.5 billion to assist agriculture producers impacted by the coronavirus, including specialty crop producers; producers who support local food systems such as farmers markets, schools, and restaurants; and livestock producers, including dairy. Agricultural producers must apply directly to the USDA for this additional assistance. For more information, click 

Commodity Credit Corporation:

​The CARES Act includes $14 billion for the Commodity Credit Corporation. These loans help farmers cover and insure for crop losses. Farmers may apply for these programs through the USDA at the following site.

More information can be found

NWRA Municipal Caucus COVID19 Resources page

Click HERE for the resources page​

Bureau of Reclamation Resources:


Text of COVID-19 Response Federal Legislation

CARES Act P.L.116-136
HERE for text.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (P.L. 116-127)

 for text.

COVID-19 Information