Community Financial Institutions get dedicated access starting today
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, re-opened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal today at 9 am ET. SBA is continuing its dedicated commitment to underserved small businesses and to addressing potential access to capital barriers by initially granting PPP access exclusively to community financial institutions (CFIs) that typically serve these concerns.
When the PPP loan portal re-opened today, it initially accepted First Draw PPP loan applications from participating CFIs, which include Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs), Certified Development Companies (CDCs) and Microloan Intermediaries. These lenders made up approximately 10% of all PPP participating lenders in 2020. A First Draw PPP loan is for those borrowers who have yet to receive a PPP loan before the program closed in August 2020.
On Jan. 13, 2021, participating CFIs may begin submitting application information to SBA for Second Draw PPP loans. A Second Draw PPP loan is for certain eligible borrowers that previously received a PPP loan, generally have 300 employees or less, and has suffered a 25% reduction in gross receipts. At least $15 billion is set aside for additional PPP lending by CFIs.
A few days later, additional lenders will be able to submit First and Second draw PPP loan applications. SBA will continue to provide updates on systems operations during the week of Jan. 11, 2021. Additionally, SBA plans to dedicate specific times to process and assist the smallest PPP lenders with loan applications from eligible small businesses.
The opening of the SBA loan system is designed to efficiently and effectively implement the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act and to ensure increased access to the PPP for minority-, underserved-, veteran- and women-owned small business concerns. SBA also is calling upon its lending partners to redouble their efforts to assist eligible borrowers in underserved and disadvantaged communities.
Updated PPP Lender forms, guidance, and resources are available at www.sba.gov/ppp.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP Loans on Monday, January 11, and Second Draw PPP Loans on Wednesday, January 13. The PPP will open to all participating lenders shortly thereafter. Updated PPP guidance outlining Program changes to enhance its effectiveness and accessibility was released on January 6 in accordance with the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Non-Profits, and Venues Act.
This round of the PPP continues to prioritize millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $284 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses through March 31, 2021, and by allowing certain existing PPP borrowers to apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan.
“The historically successful Paycheck Protection Program served as an economic lifeline to millions of small businesses and their employees when they needed it most,” said Administrator Jovita Carranza.
“Today’s guidance builds on the success of the program and adapts to the changing needs of small business owners by providing targeted relief and a simpler forgiveness process to ensure their path to recovery.”
“The Paycheck Protection Program has successfully provided 5.2 million loans worth $525 billion to America’s small businesses, supporting more than 51 million jobs,” said Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin.
“This updated guidance enhances the PPP’s targeted relief to small businesses most impacted by COVID-19. We are committed to implementing this round of PPP quickly to continue supporting American small businesses and their workers.”
Key PPP updates include:
A borrower is generally eligible for a Second Draw PPP Loan if the borrower:
The new guidance released includes:
For more information on SBA’s assistance to small businesses, visit sba.gov/ppp or treasury.gov/cares.
About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration helps power the American dream of business ownership. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.
Carson City, Nevada - The 31st Special Session of the Nevada Legislature enacted Senate Bill 3, which provides for a one-time tax amnesty program for businesses or individuals doing business in Nevada who may have an existing tax liability. The amnesty period will begin February 1, 2021 and ends on May 1, 2021. Businesses or individuals may pay the delinquent tax online using a credit card or debit card or by sending a check by mail, please see instructions below.
The amnesty program allows penalty and interest to be waived providing the outstanding tax delinquency meets the following criteria:
The types of taxes included in the amnesty program are as follows: Sales & Use Tax, Modified Business Tax, Cigarette Tax, Other Tobacco Products Tax, Liquor Tax, Bank Branch Excise Tax, Insurance Premium Tax, Tire Tax, Live Entertainment Tax (non-gaming), Short Term Lessor (Passenger Car Governmental Service Fee) , Exhibition Facilities Fees, Commerce Tax, Transportation Connection Tax, Wholesale Marijuana Excise Tax, Retail Marijuana Excise Tax, Centrally Assessed Property Tax, and Net Proceeds of Mineral Tax.
Taxes that are not included in the amnesty program include, Lodging Tax; Real Property Transfer Tax and Locally Assessed Property Tax.
The amnesty program does not apply to businesses or individuals who have:
A business or individual who pays the delinquent tax during the amnesty program may be selected for an audit in the same manner as a person who does not pay delinquent taxes during the amnesty program.
If a business or individual has filed bankruptcy within the last five years, please call the Department for amnesty qualifications.
Amnesty payments may be made online using a Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card or debit card at www.nevadatax.nv.gov or by writing “Amnesty” at the top of a tax return and mailing it along with a check for payment in full to the address below.
Department of Taxation
1550 College Parkway, Suite 115
Carson City, NV 89706
For more information, please visit the Department’s website at http://tax.state.nv.us/ or contact the Call Center at (866) 962-3707.
University of Nevada, Reno Extension offers free radon test kits at offices statewide
RENO, Nev. – January is National Radon Action Month, and University of Nevada, Reno Extension’s Radon Education Program is offering free short-term radon test kits to Nevadans through Feb. 28. Radon test kits are available at Extension offices and partnering locations statewide.
Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that is colorless, odorless and tasteless. It comes from the ground and can accumulate in homes, raising the risk of lung cancer. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates 21,000 Americans die each year from radon-caused lung cancer, killing more people than secondhand smoke, drunk driving and house fires.
In Nevada, one in four homes tested show radon concentrations at or above the EPA action level. According to experts, living in a home with radon concentrations at the action level poses a similar risk of developing lung cancer as smoking about half a pack of cigarettes a day.
The risk of radon-caused lung cancer can be reduced. A simple three-day test can determine if a house has a radon problem, and winter is an ideal time to test a home for radon. If radon problems are found, they can be fixed.
Free test kits are available through Feb. 28 at the following northern Nevada partner locations:
In southern Nevada, free test kits are available through Feb. 28 at the following locations. Please call ahead for an appointment:
A list of test kit locations can be found on the Radon website at https://extension.unr.edu/radon/pub.aspx?PubID=2582.
Nevadans can also request a free test kit online at https://2021freeradonkit.eventbrite.com/, or by mailing in the confirmation email from the Radon Test Kit Request at https://extension.unr.edu/radon/pub.aspx?PubID=2748 along with a $5 check or money order to Board of Regents. All mailed test kits require $5 for shipping, and ordering through Eventbrite will also incur a small online handling fee.
For more information, call the Radon Hotline at 1-888-RADON10 (1-888-723-6610) or visit the Nevada Radon Education Program website at www.RadonNV.com. Extension, the EPA and the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health urge all Nevadans to test their homes for radon.
The Nevada Radon Education Program is a program of University of Nevada, Reno Extension and is funded by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health through Grant Number K1-96963520-1 from the EPA. Since the program began in 2007, about 31,900 homes have been tested in Nevada.
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The University of Nevada, Reno, is a public research university that is committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Nevada’s land-grant university founded in 1874, the University serves 21,000 students. The University is a comprehensive, doctoral university, classified as an R1 institution with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Additionally, it has attained the prestigious “Carnegie Engaged” classification, reflecting its student and institutional impact on civic engagement and service, fostered by extensive community and statewide collaborations. More than $800 million in advanced labs, residence halls and facilities has been invested on campus since 2009. It is home to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Wolf Pack Athletics, maintains a statewide outreach mission and presence through programs such as the University of Nevada, Reno Extension, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Small Business Development Center, Nevada Seismological Laboratory, and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Through a commitment to world-improving research, student success and outreach benefiting the communities and businesses of Nevada, the University has impact across the state and around the world. For more information, visit http://www.unr.edu/.
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health issues Technical Bulletin reflecting updated guidance from CDC
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Carson City, NV – Today updated guidance was issued from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the shortening of the quarantine period for those exposed to COVID-19.
Individuals may now resume normal activity after 7 days if they tested negative starting on day 5 of the quarantine or after 10 days if they remain asymptomatic and testing is not available. When testing is not available, individuals who were exposed to COVID-19 and remain asymptomatic must be quarantined for 10 days from the time of their most recent exposure. This includes, but is not limited to, at home quarantine, in a hotel or dormitory room, or in a group quarantine facility.
Previously, the CDC guidelines recommended a 14-day period for quarantined individuals.
Recent data analysis demonstrated that most of those exposed to COVID-19 who later developed the infection did so on the third to fifth day after exposure rather than later, hence the shortening of recommended quarantine.
The Division of Public and Behavioral Health has issued a Technical Bulletin with information on these updates.
CDC Updated Guidance for Reducing Quarantine Period for Contacts of Persons with COVID-19 Infection
This bulletin is intended for employers and businesses; health care providers; and public health officials managing persons who could have been exposed to COVID-19 and undergoing quarantine. The bulletin describes the newly revised guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to shorten the required quarantine period for individuals with recent exposure history to COVID-19 from 14 days down to 7 days with negative testing, OR for 10 days if testing is not available.
MESQUITE, NV (Leisure Services Dept.) – Thinking about decorating your home or business for the holidays? It’s time to get out of the house and get in the holiday spirit and join us for the Holiday Decorating contest and show it off by entering the City of Mesquites decorating contest! Holiday displays can include light displays on the entire house or building. All decorations need to be visible from the sidewalk in front of the resident or business.
Applications are being accepted now through Wednesday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m. and are limited to the first 50 applications received. Pick up an application for this free event at the Mesquite Recreation Center or on the City’s website.
We are encouraging community pride by decorating in the spirit of the holiday. Individuals and businesses that have gone above and beyond decorating their residence or business in an exceptional and creative approach will be recognized for their hard work during the City Council meeting in January.
Judging standards are based on:
On the nights of judging, Saturday & Sunday, December 19 & 20, please leave all of your holiday lights on until 10:00 P.M.
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For more information, please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at: www.mesquitenv.gov To stay connected via social media: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road.
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The Mesquite Chamber of Commerce celebrates the 2020 holiday season and 11th Annual Small Business Saturday® by signing up for the 4th year in a row as a Small Business Saturday Coalition Member.
[Mesquite, NV - November 9, 2020] The Mesquite Chamber of Commerce announced today that it is working with American Express as a member of the Small Business Saturday Coalition Program. They will promote local participating businesses through print promotion, social media marketing, and host a new interactive game as part of Small Business Saturday, which takes place on Nov 28. Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday celebrates the impact small businesses have on communities across the country.
The Mesquite Chamber of Commerce will be using social media paid advertising and print promotion to keep locals informed of the specials that each of the participating businesses and organizations will be hosting. Shoppers should plan to see specials and events from businesses in retail, dining, salons, health and wellness, the arts, and more. To bring a little more entertainment and holiday cheer to Small Business Saturday, the Chamber will also be hosting an interactive game this year called “Find Peppermint Jingle.” Peppermint the Chamber Elf will be hiding at select participating businesses where adult shoppers can try to find him and be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate to one of the businesses participating in Small Business Saturday, while children may receive a holiday treat at the store provided by the Chamber for their efforts.
This year’s celebration is the 11th Annual Small Business Saturday, since it started in 2010, consumers have reported spending an estimated $120 billion across all Small Business Saturdays combined. (1) That’s $120 billion toward helping communities thrive, spent over just ten days alone.
In order to drive shoppers to Shop Small® this Nov 28, the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce is participating in the Small Business Saturday Coalition Program to spotlight small businesses and the impact they have on communities. According to the 2019 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey, 97% of consumers who shopped on Small Business Saturday agree that small businesses are essential to their community and 95% reported the day makes them want to shop or eat at small, independently-owned businesses all year long, not just during the holiday season(2).
This year will mark the 4th year that the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce has been a coalition member participating in Small Business Saturday. Shoppers looking to participate in the event will be able to find information on Mesquite businesses and their holiday specials through the Chamber’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mesquitechamber. If a local business would like to participate they may reach out to the Chamber directly at 702-346-2902.
Merchants and consumers can learn more about Shop Small, Small Business Saturday and how to get involved by visiting ShopSmall.com
Mesquite Chamber of Commerce
Contact at American Express:
Megan. C. Hunsicker
About Small Business Saturday
November 28, 2020, marks the 11th Annual Small Business Saturday, a celebration of small businesses and the positive impact they have on communities across the country. American Express, having created Small Business Saturday in 2010, proudly works with organizations and independent businesses to provide solutions that support communities and uplift local economies. Learn more and connect with us on ShopSmall.com, Instagram.com/ShopSmall, and Facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturday
(1) This spend statistic is an aggregate of the average spend as reported by consumers in surveys commissioned by American Express reporting spend habits on Small Business Saturday of consumers who were aware of the day. It does not reflect actual receipts or sales. Each such survey was conducted among a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults. The surveys had an overall margin of error of between +/- 2.0% and +/- 5.47%, at the 95% level of confidence. The data was projected from the samples based on then-current U.S. Census estimates of the U.S. adult population (18+).
(2) The 2019 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey was conducted by Teneo on behalf of American Express and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). The study is a nationally representative sample of 2,287 U.S. adults 18 years of age or older. The sample was collected using an email invitation and an online survey. The study gathered self-reported data and does not reflect actual receipts or sales. It was conducted anonymously on December 1, 2019. The survey has an overall margin of error of +/- 2.0%, at the 95% level of confidence. Projections are based on the current U.S. Census estimates of the U.S. adult population, age 18 years and over.
[Mesquite, NV, November 5, 2020] The Mesquite Chamber of Commerce will receive $33,910 in grant money from the COVID-19 Rural Recovery Grant program that was approved by the Nevada Commission on Tourism on Wednesday. The grants are designed to help Nevada’s rural communities bolster tourism immediately, and to disseminate the message that they are open to visitors and safe.
“We are really excited about receiving the tourism grants so we can help promote that Mesquite is open and safe,” said Carol Kolson, President and CEO of the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce. Kolson has a background in economic development and tourism having held a previous Chamber CEO position in Washington state.
In order for the Chamber to receive the grants, they were required to complete a detailed application outlining the ways they would generate tourism in Mesquite.
The money received by the Chamber will be used for print advertising in the Nevada Visitors Guide, Nevada Magazine, and through a comprehensive tourism marketing campaign with a local Las Vegas tv channel.
“We feel this is just what Mesquite needs to get back on track during this pandemic. We are extremely grateful to the Nevada Commission on Tourism for this great opportunity for our rural communities,” said Kolson.
The relief program was established through the CARES Act that was received by the State of Nevada, and after the Nevada Commission on Tourism voted to distribute $1.65 million in grants to assist communities in recovering from COVID-19.
Intermountain Healthcare Opens News Heart and Vascular Clinic in Mesquite, Nevada, to Enhance Access to Cardiovascular Care for Area Residents
As part of its mission to help people live the healthiest lives possible, which includes providing direct access to cardiovascular care in rural areas in need of specialty providers, Intermountain Healthcare has opened its first heart and vascular clinic in Mesquite, Nevada.
The new clinic, located at 786 W. Pioneer Boulevard, Suite A, in Mesquite, will be staffed by five cardiology providers and two vascular clinicians, and will feature state-of-the art technology.
Starting in October, three providers who focus on electrophysiology will begin offering services to patients at the clinic. The full range of the services available at the clinic includes ECG, echocardiograms, vascular ultrasounds, device interrogations, cardiac arrhythmia risk evaluations, structural heart evaluations, general cardiology evaluations, and venous and arterial evaluations.
“We’re elated to offer these services to Mesquite residents who would otherwise have to travel a significant distance away from their homes to St. George or Las Vegas to receive the same level of quality care,” said Tonja Reidy, director of cardiology at Intermountain Healthcare in Nevada. “Our clinicians and caregivers at this clinic benefit from the resources of our cardiology program, which is fully integrated with highly specialized heart services from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute.”
Heart disease is a major health problem in the world and in the United States. It’s the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. One person dies every 36 seconds in the U.S. from cardiovascular disease. About 655,000 Americans die from heart disease each year, which is one in every four deaths.
The new Intermountain heart and vascular clinic, which opened on Sept. 4, is located adjacent to Intermountain’s myGeneration Senior Clinic, which opened in its new location last October. The myGeneration Senior Clinic model specializes in advanced senior primary care, focusing on preventive methods that provide better health outcomes. Patients of myGeneration Senior Clinics enjoy more time with their providers, access to a network of Intermountain Healthcare specialists, and many other exclusive benefits. The Virgin Valley clinic is also currently accepting new Medicare Advantage patients.
Intermountain Healthcare Heart and Vascular Clinic Location
786 W. Pioneer Boulevard, Suite A
Mesquite, NV 89027
Clinic Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Phone Hours: Mon. to Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
About Intermountain Healthcare
Intermountain Healthcare is a not-for-profit system of 24 hospitals, 215 clinics, a Medical Group with 2,500 employed physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a health insurance company called SelectHealth, and other health services in Idaho, Utah, and Nevada. Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes and sustainable costs. For more information, see intermountain.com/nevada.
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MESQUITE, NEV. – The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will reduce North Grapevine Road to one lane in each direction over Interstate 15 between Old Mill Road and West Pioneer Boulevard from 6 a.m., August 7, until 5 p.m., August 28, in Mesquite. The 24/7 lane reductions are needed for bridge deck improvements as part of a $9.1 million, 5.3-mile upgrade to Interstate 15 between West Mesquite Boulevard to the Arizona border that began in early April.
The project calls for milling and placing new asphalt roadway in both directions along Interstate 15 as well as repairing and resurfacing the freeway bridge decks at Exit 120 and Exit 122. Las Vegas Paving is the general contractor. The 6-month project also calls for placing new signage, drainage and lighting, among other improvements. Work is occurring in up to 2-mile increments Monday through Friday.
Motorists should use caution while travelling through the work zone, heed construction signage, and take alternate detour routes, if possible. NDOT works with Waze to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but unscheduled construction changes, closures and restrictions are possible due to weather or other factors. For the latest state highway conditions, visit nvroads.com or call 511 before driving.
NDOT and its contractors continue vital highway construction and maintenance activities upkeeping Nevada’s transportation system for essential travel and supply chain deliveries. The department actively practices COVID-19-related public health and safety protocols, including social distancing of six feet or more and restricting groups to 10 or less, thereby keeping our team, families and communities safe and connected.
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Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT)
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