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COVID-19 Information for Business Owners

COVID-19 Information for Business Owners

On Friday, April 24, 2020, the President signed an additional $484 billion in stimulus funds that will go to support hospitals, expanded nation-wide testing, and small businesses.

Here are the important takeaways for small businesses:


If you are a business that had a pending application before the first round of PPP funding ran out, please:

  1. Talk with your lender to check the status of your application.
  2. Be prepared to reapply (IF NECESSARY – IT’S LIKELY YOU WON’T NEED TO)


If you are a business that was contemplating applying for PPP before funding ran out:

  1. Get in contact with your local lender to see if they are an approved SBA lender and start the application process.


On Friday, May 15, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and U.S. Department of the Treasury released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and detailed instructions

The form and instructions will inform you how to apply for forgiveness after the 8-week period following the issuance of your PPP loan has passed. In the coming days/weeks, the SBA is expected to release further regulations and guidance to assist borrowers as forgiveness applications are completed. 

The form and instructions include several measures to reduce compliance burdens and simplify the process for borrowers, including:

  • Options for borrowers to calculate payroll costs using an “alternative payroll covered period” that aligns with borrowers’ regular payroll cycles
  • Flexibility to include eligible payroll and non-payroll expenses paid or incurred during the eight-week period after receiving their PPP loan
  • Step-by-step instructions on how to perform the calculations required by the CARES Act to confirm eligibility for loan forgiveness
  • Borrower-friendly implementation of statutory exemptions from loan forgiveness reduction based on rehiring by June 30
  • of a new exemption from the loan forgiveness reduction for borrowers who have made a good-faith, written offer to rehire workers that was declined

To view and download the application, please click HERE


If you are a business who applied for an EIDL loan when it opened:

  1. Check with the SBA about the status of your application. If you did not receive an application number/confirmation email, it’s likely you will need to reapply.
  2. For SBA EIDL assistance, call 800-659-2955or email

If you are a business that was considering applying for EIDL before funding ran out:

  1. Go HEREto start an application. (You will likely need to wait for the SBA to update their website for application.)
  2. For SBA EIDL assistance, call 800-659-2955or email

We encourage businesses to also visit Grant Station and explore possible grant options to help keep your business operating. Note that there are limited grant options at this time.

As always, SCCDP Development Director, Zane Francescato, remains available for questions: (402) 643-4189,

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The Seward County Chamber & Development Partnership (SCCDP) is an active advocate for businesses and the county at the local, state and Federal levels. The SCCDP brings various groups and individuals together to explore and, ultimately, support key projects and activities for the betterment of Seward County and communities within the county. The SCCDP is the point of contact for inquiries concerning economic development, general information, individual and business relocation, visitor information, and business information for Seward County.

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Nebraska National Guard Museum

One of the greatest parts of the Nebraska National Guard Museum is that it is completely free. Accordingly we are funded through donor contributions, and soon to be purchases through our gift shop. With that said, if you want assist in the efforts of The Nebraska National Guard Museum check out our support page.

The Nebraska National Guard Museum can be found at, 201 N 8th St Seward, NE. We are generally around Monday-Friday, 9-4pm, but until the official opening call Jerry Meyer at: 712-269-1981 (cell) to schedule a visit so we know you’re coming.

201 N 8th Street
Phone : (402) 309-8763
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Eat & Drink

Looking for a place to catch a bite to eat in Seward County? Several fine restaurants provide ample dining opportunities in our area. Specialty spots serve gourmet coffee, unique breads and pastries, prime rib, home cooked meals, and much more.


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