SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

On Sunday (3/30) the Small Business Administration updated their website to make the application process much easier and more streamlined. If you had an unfinished application, you will need to start again using this streamlined application, however it is online and much easier to complete. If you previously submitted an application, it is not clear … Continue reading SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

Unemployment Compensation Update, 3/24/20

The Maine Department of Labor just wanted to share some more information for unemployment claimants, such as frequently asked questions and resources: A significant number of individuals are filing unemployment insurance (UI) claims and reaching out to the Maine Department of Labor with questions as Mainers lose work due to COVID-19, the novel coronavirus.    … Continue reading Unemployment Compensation Update, 3/24/20

Guidance for Behavioral Health and AA

COVID-19 Behavioral Health Guidance & Resources For the Public and for Providers Visit: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/samhs/coronavirus.shtml Alcoholics Anonymous Online Chats Visit: http://www.aachats.org We exist to encourage and support anyone who wants to stop drinking, and to create an online space where the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous can connect, carry the message, and have fun. We are not … Continue reading Guidance for Behavioral Health and AA

COVID-19 Response by Federal Agencies

WH - President Donald J. Trump Is Taking Necessary Safety Measures at the Border to Prevent Further Spread of the Coronavirus (Click here)WH – President Trump Announces More Actions to Confront Global Pandemic (Click here)CDC - Caring for someone at home (Click here)CDC - Older Adults (Click here)CDC - COVID-19: What people with HIV should … Continue reading COVID-19 Response by Federal Agencies

From the White House for Students and Teachers

President Trump is Giving Students and Teachers the Flexibility They Need In Response to the Coronavirus (links are live) The Department of Education is delivering on President Trump’s promise to provide student loan relief during this national emergency. Interest rates on all federally-held students loans held by the Federal government will be set to 0% … Continue reading From the White House for Students and Teachers

Governor’s Executive Order on School Readiness

WHEREAS, I proclaimed a state of emergency on March 15, 2020 to authorize the use of emergency powers in order to expand and expedite the State's response to the many different effects of COVID-19; WHEREAS, the State has taken many essential actions including a recommended suspension of K-12 in-person classroom instruction across the State; WHEREAS, … Continue reading Governor’s Executive Order on School Readiness

FAME TO PARTNER WITH SBA AND MAINE LENDERS TO PROVIDE SPECIAL FINANCING FOR MAINE BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY COVID-19

Special loans and loan insurance available for eligible Maine small businesses affected by COVID-19 FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE March 19, 2020 CONTACT: BILL NORBERT (FAME) (207) 620-3540 wnorbert@famemaine.com   AUGUSTA — The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) is partnering with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and local Maine lenders to offer special, limited-time loans and … Continue reading FAME TO PARTNER WITH SBA AND MAINE LENDERS TO PROVIDE SPECIAL FINANCING FOR MAINE BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY COVID-19

Statement from Attorney General on Day Care Providers and Consumers

Contact: Marc Malon, (207) 626-8887 AUGUSTA – In response to inquiries received by the office, Attorney General Aaron M. Frey released the following statement addressing questions raised by day care providers and consumers: “The Office of the Attorney General is receiving questions about whether a day care provider may legally shut down and continue to … Continue reading Statement from Attorney General on Day Care Providers and Consumers

Maine Dept. of Labor Announces Shift to Online CareerCenter Services

For Immediate Release: March 19, 2020 Media Contact: Jessica Picard, Dept. of Labor, 207-621-5099, Jessica.l.picard@maine.gov AUGUSTA - In order to follow the Maine Center for Disease Control’s guidance on social distancing due to COVID-19, the Maine Department of Labor announces that CareerCenter services will accessed online and by phone. The quality of services to the … Continue reading Maine Dept. of Labor Announces Shift to Online CareerCenter Services