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The COVID-19 virus is impacting all levels of Santa Fe County's business community. In efforts to keep businesses informed and connected to resources the County of Santa Fe, the City of Santa Fe, and several other partner agencies are working day-by-day to post information on resources, best practices, and anything else that may help you deal with the situation at hand.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is providing up to $2 million in disaster assistance loans. These are low-interest loans that may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. This funding is now available to all New Mexico small businesses.
There are two ways to learn more and begin a loan application:
1) Online by visiting the Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance program at www.sba.gov.disaster.
2) By phone at (800) 659-2955 or email at disastercustomerservice@sba. gov. Individuals who are hearing impaired may call (800) 877-8339.
If you elect to submit a hard-copy application, you may do so by mail to the following address:
U.S. Small Business Administration
Processing and Disbursement Center
14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155
For more information on SBA resources, including additional loan programs, please visit www.sba.gov.
For more general information on the state’s response to COVID-19 and additional resources for businesses and workers affected by the fallout, visit www.newmexico.gov.
The State of New Mexico is adjusting its business-loan guarantee programs in order to make capital more available to business owners whose operations are severely impacted by the COVID-19 health emergency.
COVID-19 Business Loan Guarantee Program
The New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) has created a program to assist businesses seeking emergency loans or lines of credit to deal with negative economic impacts from COVID-19. NMEDD can guarantee a portion of a loan or line of credit up to 80% of principal or $50,000. Loan proceeds are flexible and can be used for (and not limited to) the following: working capital, inventory and payroll.
Borrower approaches lender
Lender applies to the program
Lender and NMEDD sign agreement
Lender makes the loan
NMEDD guarantees the loan in case of default
Lenders and borrowers can apply here.
New Mexico Finance Authority: Business Loan Partnership Program
NMFA and "Partner Banks," together, share the risk while lowering the overall cost of borrowing for the business by NMFA offering low-cost rates on its portion of the loan to a New Mexico business.
Contact, John Brooks, 1-877-ASK-NMFA, or [bot protected email address]
Workforce and Unemployment Resources
Have you been laid off due to COVID-19? Have you had your hours reduced? Have you had to self-quarantine? If so, you may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance Benefits. To learn if you qualify see here. For flyer in Spanish, see here.
For more information concerning workforce issues please visit here.
NMSBIC Commits $25 Million to Assist Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
Businesses should not contact the NMSBIC because it only provides capital to its lending partners, who in turn make individual loan decisions. To inquire about a loan, please contact:
The Loan Fund, a nonprofit organization that offers business loans and lines of credit up to $500,000 throughout New Mexico. Visit www.loanfund.org. Call (505) 243-3196 or [bot protected email address].
DreamSpring, a nonprofit organization that increases access to business credit, offers loans, and provides training throughout New Mexico. Visit www.dreamspring.org for details. Call (800) 508-7624 or [bot protected email address].
LiftFund, a nonprofit organization, provides education and capital up to $500,000 to business owners and entrepreneurs in Southern New Mexico. Visit www.liftfund.com. Call (888) 215-2373 or [bot protected email address].
Homewise, a nonprofit organization, provides business real estate loans up to $375,000 in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Visit www.homewise.org. Call (505) 469-6195 or [bot protected email address].
For more information about the NMSBIC, contact executive director Russell Cummins at (505) 274-7789. Please note that inquiries from businesses about loans should be directed to the NMSBIC’s lending partners listed above.
CDBG Economic Development Fund
Assistance to small businesses to avoid job losses by providing working capital assistance. Project has to qualify and be in a distressed area.
Contact Scott Wright, NM Department of Finance & Administration, 505-827.4974 or [bot protected email address]
IRS Tax Payment Deferment
The IRS has extended the filing and payment deadline for taxes until July 15, 2020. For more information please see here.
Small Business Development Center Loan Consulting
SBDC has no cost assistance for businesses impacted by COVID-19 to help apply for SBA Disaster Assistance Loans. Click here to sign up for consulting.
U.S Businesses will have access to the following:
Expanded eligibility: More businesses in the US will be eligible for a Kiva loan.
Larger loans: The maximum loan on the Kiva platform will increase from $10,000 to $15,000.
Grace period: New borrowers may access a grace period of up to 6 months for greater financial flexibility.
If you’re a small business owner who believes you can benefit from a Kiva loan, or you know one in your community, reach out here.
Libraries as Launchpads: Free Resources for Weathering COVID-19
Free resources including a downloadable workbook, cash flow planning templates, marketing and sales templates, and an online community plus access to their faculty. They have created a portal designed to help outdoor recreation, creative entrepreneurs, and any small business owners support in surviving and coming out stonier from this crisis. Interested entrepreneurs can register here.
Facebook Small Business Boost Grants Program
Facebook is offering up to $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during the COVID-19 outbreak. To learn more, visit here.
Santa Fe Community Foundation Response Fund
The COVID-19 Response Fund will support the many nonprofit organizations in our communities that will ensure children and seniors receive daily meals no longer provided in schools or senior centers. It will also provide funding for emergency health services, childcare, rent, and utilities. For more information see here.
Restaurant Workers Community Foundation COVID-19 Crisis Relief Fund
For more information see here.
Bartender Emergency Assistance Program
For more information see here
UNM Innovation Online course
UNM's Innovation Academy and STC.UNM are offering a special course to help New Mexico's business at this critical time for our state's economic recovery, During this time of economic uncertainty, many New Mexico small businesses need to build or increase their online presence to offset a decline in retail in-person traffic, as well as grow businesses beyond New Mexico borders.
The UNM online course for the community, New Mexico Small Business Recovery: Take and Expand your Business Online, will teach businesses e-commerce techniques including developing storefronts and driving traffic to your store.
The course is being offered for $17 (the cost to run the program, the UNM Innovation Academy and STC.UNM will not profit from this course) and includes a one-year domain name for your storefront. The 6-week course runs from April 6-May 15.
To register, please click here
Edible New Mexico Local Business Listing: Register if you are still operating online!
Edible New Mexico has created a Local Provisions resource for the community where restaurants, farmers, and other food businesses can list the services they have available during the COVID-19 crisis.
If you are business that is still seeking to continue operating and selling product, via online sales and shipping, delivery, or curb-side pick-up, you can fill out this form here: https://www.ediblenm.com/shop-local-guide/
Once completed, your business and services/products provided will be listed here: https://www.ediblenm.com/support-local-guide/
If you have any challenges or questions with this process please reach out to Stephanie Cameron with edible New Mexico.
Email: [bot protected email address]
Please share with other businesses in your community.
WaFd Bank Business Line of Credit (90 days no interest)
Businesses impacted by COVID-19 virus can apply for emergency funding. Those who have seen a 10% or greater drop in revenues can apply to receive up to $200,000 on business lines of credit with 90 days interest-free. For more information see here
James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund
For more information see here
Resources for Artist
Resources for Film Workers
This fund helps entertainment industry workers of many kinds and provides counseling, economic assistance for mortgages, rent, utilities, medical costs, and other necessities on a case-by-case basis.
This foundation covers members who are in an emergency financial crisis related to COVID-19 and offers assistance for expenses such as rent, utilities, and medical bills.
This fund is for professional performing arts and entertainment professionals.
PNM Utility Assistance
PNM has suspended electric service disconnections for nonpayment residential and business customers, until further notice. Late fees will be waived for residential and business customers, effective immediately, until further notice. Collection and credit reporting for nonpayment have been suspended. Those recently disconnected for nonpayment will have their power restored without being assessed a reconnection fee.
For more information see here.
NM Gas Company
The NM Gas Company has suspended disconnections for non-payment through April 6, 2020.
For more information please see here.