LCCEA COVID-19 Response: Furlough and Workshare

Have ideas or concerns? Contact:

OEA Covid Update NEW!! OEA Relief Funds Open

OEA has now opened the Relief Funds for part-time faculty who suffer class cancellations this term. Could you post a note on the LCCEA-COVID page with a link to the OEA application at: 

Small businesses and sole proprietorships affected by the coronavirus pandemic can apply for loans under the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) beginning TODAY Friday, April 3 2020.

The application can be found here on the Treasury site:

Details for borrowers and lenders can be found there too. Treasury urged those in need of funding to apply quickly, noting that the program has a cap and demand is likely to be high.

Loan forgiveness is based on the employer’s maintaining or quickly rehiring employees and maintaining salary levels, Treasury said in its overview documents. Forgiveness will be reduced if full-time headcount declines or if salaries and wages decrease.

PPP funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities. Treasury noted that due to likely high demand for the program, at least 75% of the forgiven loan amount must have been used for payroll.

Loan payments will be deferred for six months. No collateral or personal guarantees are required. Neither the government nor lenders will charge small businesses any fees.

An employer who receives a loan under the PPP is not eligible to also claim an employee retention credit under the CARES Act. The employee retention credit gives eligible employers whose business operations are fully or partially suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic a credit against employment taxes equal to 50% of qualified wages (up to $10,000 in wages) for each employee.

PPP Borrower Information Document:

PPP Lender Information Document:

PPP Loan Application Form: 

Oregon Food Resources Pandemic Webinar

Also, some information about assistance for food insecurity

Oregon’s Food Resources: COVID-19 Pandemic Webinar Series

How do you find the food resources you need during the COVID-19 pandemic?

This upcoming webinar series will answer your questions about food resources during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Join us from 12 P.M. – 12:30 P.M. on each of these days:

Wednesday, April 8th – More about 2-1-1 and how can they help you?

Monday, April 13th – The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Oregon Food Bank Food Finder.

Wednesday, April 15th – OSU Extension Services and Food Hero recipes!

Monday, April 20th – Farmers Markets SNAP Match and other resources.

Link to Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 869 177 337

These webinars will also be live streamed on the OHSU UCEDD Community Partners Council (CPC) Facebook page.

All webinars will be real-time captioned and recorded versions will be available on the OHSU UCEDD website.