State Bond Commission Emergency Financing Information

State Bond Financing Form Letter
(Microsoft Word Document)
Bureau of Justice Assistance Available Funding
The Bureau of Justice Assistance within the USDOJ has funding available to local governments for COVID-19 responses.  The Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program will provide funding to assist eligible local governments in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the coronavirus.  Allowable projects and purchases include, but are not limited to, overtime, equipment (including law enforcement and medical personal protective equipment), hiring, supplies (such as gloves, masks, sanitizer), training, travel expenses, and addressing the medical needs of inmates in state, local, and tribal prisons, jails, and detention centers. The deadline to apply for funding is May 29, 2020.  CLICK HERE for the program description and application. 

Assistance for Small Businesses
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Loan Application is Now Open for Louisiana Businesses

The SBA issued the official disaster declaration for Louisiana small businesses, adding a link to their website to begin receiving applications to address revenue losses related to COVID-19. Low-interest loans with long-term repayment programs are available up to $2 million. For a summary from SBA, click HERE.  SBA staff advise the process will take approximately 30-45 days to begin receiving funds and are encouraging applications immediately. Apply HERE.
 
Small businesses are also advised to call your lenders. Your current bank may already be able to offer immediate bridge loan assistance or defer existing loan payments. 

Additionally, linked here is a disaster information guide that my office put together in response to the coronavirus pandemic. It includes information on how our federal and state governments are responding to coronavirus, and assistance they may be able to provide you.