We have two pieces of information we wanted to get out to our members as soon as possible. Please read this entire blog post so that you are aware of these two programs for you and/or your business or someone you know who may benefit from them.
One of our members, Mary Bergeron who works for Hospice of Acadiana would like us to help get the word out about a free support group for healthcare workers. Please see the graphic below for details:
There is a new Forgivable Grant/Loan Program for up to $10,000 from LCG called the Lafayette Business Recovery Program. You can apply via this link: https://wwww.lafayette.org/brp. Here is some additional information on this program:
In response to economic hardships experienced by small businesses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) and Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA) have launched the Lafayette Business Recovery Program to stabilize local businesses and retain/create jobs. LCG is accepting pre-applications in anticipation of receiving HUD funds.
Businesses may apply for a forgivable loan or grant of up to $10,000 to assist with up to three months of costs associated with qualifying business expenses incurred not prior to March 27, 2020—including but not limited to rent, payroll, insurance, benefits, and utilities.