The City of Nampa knows COVID-19 has a large impact on the small businesses in our community. This page provides information and links for programs and services that may be helpful for small businesses that are significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are local, non-profit, state and federal resources that may be helpful to you.
* Information is changing daily and subject to change. We will continue updating this page as more resources develop.*
Nampa’s Business Community Connect Event - click here to watch the recording
- A virtual meeting with remarks from Mayor Debbie Kling
- Pandemic Unemployment Information
- Information about the CARES Act
- Opportunities for questions and discussion
Community Connect Event Power Point Presentation- * Information provided as of April 1, 2020 in the Community Event is subject to change as new policies and regulations are brought into effect.
City of Nampa Economic Development presentation to City City Council regarding support provided and information on local businesses and update on the CARES act on March 28, 2020.
The State of Idaho- Governor Brad Little issued a statewide stay-home order and signed an extreme emergency declaration on March 25, 2020. The stay-home order is effective immediately and in place for 21 days. The Governor and public health officials will assess whether to extend the order near the end of the 21-day period. The official order is available on https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/.
Please see this link for what is considered essential and non-essential services during the 21 days.
Small Business Administration- the Small Business Administration is offering up to $2.0 million in low‑interest Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Eligible small businesses can receive loans of up to $2 million to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the impact of COVID-19. Please see the three step process document for the disaster loans and a summary document of the disaster loans.
Paycheck Protection Program-The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.
Small businesses, private nonprofit organizations of any size, small agricultural cooperatives and small aquaculture enterprises that have been financially impacted as a direct result of COVID-19 are eligible to apply.
Are you a retail business? Click here for specific tips and help for retail small businesses.
Nampa Chamber of Commerce -The Chamber will continue to work hard and are here to assist businesses. Join the Chamber’s NEW Facebook group where you can share what you are doing to stay open, see what others are doing, and how you can support Nampa businesses.The Nampa Chamber is committed to providing you with updated information that we hope will be helpful to you as you continue to put the pieces of this puzzle together. Below are a few core links that can be helpful to you. We will update you as necessary and continue to update our COVID-19 page on Nampa.com.
Main Street America- Nampa is one of four cities in Idaho to be a Main Street America community. Main Street America information provides resources for small business from remote event planning to data gathering and promotions to run during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Small Business Development Centers- Idaho’s Small Business Development Center consultants are available to work with your business, answering questions, providing resources, and advocating for your business to help get through this period. Currently, each of the centers across the state are open for business, although some of them may be virtual by phone or video conference only. Please request an appointment here.
Kevin and Mary Daniels Fund- Businesses located in the historic district of Nampa are eligible to apply for the Kevin and Mary Daniels fund provide 0% interest loans to business and building owners to support highly visible improvements to buildings and storefronts in the Nampa Historic District. Eligible projects include, but are not necessarily limited to: awnings, canopies, storefronts, paint,doors, landscaping, exterior lighting, window repair, masonry work and signage.
Internal Revenue Service- The IRS has established a webpage focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. Please click on the link above to see update deadlines for taxes and new releases.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act- This bill responds to the coronavirus outbreak by providing paid sick leave and free coronavirus testing, expanding food assistance and unemployment benefits, and requiring employers to provide additional protections for health care workers.