Not-for-Profit Disaster Loans Available in Response to COVID-19

Not-for-Profit Disaster Loans Available in Response to COVID-19

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By Richard W. Lewis, CPA, CFE, and Amy Rybar Menefee, CPA, CFE, Business Assurance & Advisory Services Partners | Not-for-Profit Team

Financial Tool Available for Not-for-Profit Organizations Experiencing Economic Injury

The Coronavirus pandemic has driven not-for-profit organizations, businesses and the economy into challenging and uncertain times. The federal and state governments are working to provide relief for organizations and businesses that are being negatively impacted. If your not-for-profit organization is suffering economic injury as a result of COVID-19, we want to make you aware of a financial tool provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration that may be helpful in obtaining liquidity.

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SBA Loans for Nonprofits

To be eligible, your organization needs to be located in a designated disaster loan relief location and have been unable to obtain credit elsewhere. On March 18, 2020, Governor Northam sent a disaster declaration for numerous cities and counties in Virginia. This list is expected to grow as the coronavirus pandemic continues. For more information about the loan, qualifying areas, and application information, see our article, SBA Disaster Loans: A Financial Tool for Obtaining Liquidity.

If you have any questions about this program or would like to talk about other concerns in this changed economy, please contact your not-for-profit client service team member or Email | Call: 804.747.0000. We are here to listen and provide sound advice.


About the Authors

Richard is a Partner at Keiter and has over 15 years of accounting and auditing experience in both corporate and public accounting. He provides audit and assurance services to tax-exempt organizations such as foundations, religious entities, private schools, associations, and voluntary health and welfare organizations. He supervises some of Keiter’s larger engagements that are subject to the Uniform Guidance. Richard is a member of the Firm’s Not-for-Profit team. Read more of Richard’s insights on our blog.

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Amy is a member of Keiter’s Not-for Profit, Manufacturing, Distribution & Retail, and Mergers & Acquisitions teams. She serves clients in a variety of industries including: not-for-profit, manufacturing, distribution and retail, insurance, and waste management. Amy has extensive knowledge in areas of finance including financial review and analysis, the audit process, financial reporting, and Sarbanes-Oxley set-up and testing.  Read more of Amy’s insights on our blog.

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The information contained within this article is provided for informational purposes only and is current as of the date published. Online readers are advised not to act upon this information without seeking the service of a professional accountant, as this article is not a substitute for obtaining accounting, tax, or financial advice from a professional accountant.

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