Small Business Programs & Advisory Services
Cy Alba recently partnered with Nitin Pradhan of ScaleUP USA for a workshop on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act). The workshop serves as a starting point for startups, small businesses, and mid-size businesses seeking to apply for CARES Act small business funding.
Questions addressed include:
- What is the CARES Act?
- What loan programs are available to small businesses?
- What are the program requirements for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)?
- How are the EIDL and PPP different?
For a recording of the workshop, please visit the ScaleUP USA website (link).
Jon Williams, partner in our Government Contracts and Small Business practice groups, will be the featured speaker at the SYNNEX Corporation’s Diversity Partner event in Charleston, SC on February 27, 2019. He will be providing an update on the Federal Small Business Programs discussing recent legislative and regulatory changes impacting government contractors.
SBA has already issued a thorough body of regulations dealing with the limitations on subcontracting, and SBA has the authority under the Small Business Act to mandate the level of performance by prime contractors on small business set-aside contracts. Therefore, SBA’s regulations represent the appropriate standard for the limitations on subcontracting, and we agree with the FAR Council’s efforts to conform the FAR with SBA’s rules. However, as discussed in our comments, we believe the proposed FAR clauses require further revisions to ensure they are consistent with the existing SBA regulations. Read our full comments here.