Dental Medicaid, CHIP providers have until Aug. 3 to apply to HHS Provider Relief Fund

As an update to our correspondence last week, eligible Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program dental providers now have until Aug. 3 to apply to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal, the department announced. “HHS is continuing to work with provider organizations, congressional, state and… Read More

Provider Relief Fund for Dentists

All dentists can now apply for financial assistance through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Enhanced Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal. The Provider Relief Funds were allocated by the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. Providers have until July 24 to apply for the program, which provides… Read More

Can’t Qualify for Surety Bonding? Try SBA.

Contributed by THC – The Hartwell Corporation Surety Bonds can be confusing if your firm is not familiar with the surety process. Most commercial contractors will run into needing a Bid Bond and or a Performance & Payment Bond when working on a Public project. There are several surety bond options available to contractors depending… Read More

CFAP Program Applications

On April 20th, we told you about money Congress had appropriated to ag producers to help fight the economic effects of the COVID pandemic (https://www.coopernorman.com/stimulus-money-for-the-ag-sector/). Yesterday morning, the USDA announced that beginning next Tuesday (May 26), producers who have suffered losses can begin submitting applications (https://www.farmers.gov/cfap). Some items to note: To complete your application, you will need… Read More

PPP Loan Forgiveness – New Legislation

Friends, The U.S. Senate passed the House version of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) legislation last night, tripling the time allotted for small businesses and other PPP loan recipients to spend the funds and still qualify for forgiveness of the loans. The Senate approval sends the House bill, called the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act, to President Donald… Read More

Current Federal and State Income Tax Deadlines

Friends, I hope this message finds you well.  As you likely know, the impact of COVID caused federal and state taxing authorities to extend most individual filing and payment deadlines beyond the April 15th deadline.  I have attached a summary of all federal and state income tax deadlines for your reference.   While most states have… Read More

PPP Loan Forgiveness Form Released by the SBA

Friends, On Friday, the SBA released an application form for PPP loan forgiveness, along with instructions for completing the form.  More specifically, this 11-page document contains the following: Instructions for completing the application A summary of costs eligible for forgiveness A PPP loan forgiveness calculation form Representations on behalf of the borrower Full-time equivalent calculation… Read More

Idaho Rebound Cash Grants for Small Businesses

Today, Governor Little announced cash grants for Idaho small businesses.  This “Rebound” program is designed to assist local business owners who have been adversely impacted by the state-mandated shutdown.  Below are a few highlights: Total Program: $300 million Individual Business Grant: up to $10,000 More than 30,000 Idaho small businesses supported Subject to qualification (eligibility… Read More