Clark County Commission voted to approve $19 Million in Federal relief funding for small business support grants. These grants will be available for application in the near future, and can be found on the Clark County website under the Economic Development page.
The grants available have been broken into three categories as follows:
1. Small Business Stabilization Grant - provides up to $10,000 for working capital expenditures such as rent, payroll, utilities, inventory, licensing fees and other similar expenses.
2. Small Business Rental Assistance - designed specifically to pay up to $10,000 of rent for small businesses in actual rent arrears. Businesses that receive the Small Business Stabilization Grant, or relief funds from federal or local sources are ineligible.
3. Small Business Protective Retrofit Grant - designed to award up to $5,000 to reimburse businesses for the cost of additional safety equipment and training to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. These costs may include, but are not limited to, one time purchases of PPE, one time purchases of screening tools, one time purchases of training for employees and facility modifications such as plexiglass, hand washing stations, no touch doors or walk up windows. Businesses that receive the Small Business Stabilization Grant, or relief funds from federal or local sources are ineligible.
Eligible Business Requirements:
These grants are available to small businesses with 20 or fewer employees which have not received any other form of federal assistance (such as EDIL or PPP) or assistance from any of the local City Governments. These grants will be selected on a lottery basis from applicant pools. Certain businesses are ineligible, whether by receipt of other relief funding sources or business model, for more details, see the link above for the County’s requirements.
Downtown Restaurants, Retail May Temporarily Extend Business To Sidewalk
Effective immediately, the city of Las Vegas will allow downtown restaurants and retail establishments, which are operating under *Phases 1 and 2 of the governor’s orders, to provide outdoor dining and sidewalk sales on a temporary basis in downtown Las Vegas. View the map of the sidewalk retail and dining boundaries; it can also be found at lasvegasnevada.gov/coronavirus.
The Nevada Restaurant Association has been working closely with Clark County’s Business Licensing department regarding the temporary expansion of alcohol delivery. As of May 08, 2020, Clark County’s Business Licensing has determined that restaurants will be allowed to offer the delivery of certain types of alcohol with the purchase of food. This temporary license is effective immediately and will be evaluated on September 30, 2020.
Governor Sisolak announced Phase 1 of Nevada’s re-opening plan will commence 12:01am Saturday, May 9, 2020. This directive with details will be signed by the Governor soon. All directives are online at: https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/news-resources/governor-directives-and-declarations/
The Association’s Restaurant Law Center, working with legal experts from Jackson Lewis, P.C., answers many of the most commonly asked questions about temperature checks, HIPAA liability and doctor’s notes for returning to work after illness.
April 17, 2020. Reno, Nev. The Environmental Health Services division of the Washoe County Health District (WCHD) will resume conducting routine inspections as staff resources become available from the COVID-19 response.
The U.S. Small Business Administration has release the Paycheck Protection Program Report, providing a breakdown of approval on various industries as of 4/13/20. View Report
Applies to businesses with less than 500 to provide paid leave to employees who have been employed for 30 calendar days. Purpose: The employee is unable to work/telework because the employee's child’s school or family’s place of care is closed, or the child’s usual care provider is unable to due to a COVID-19 related public health emergency.
The FFCRA requires an employer with fewer than 500 employees to provide up to 80 hours of paid sick leave to employees affected by COVID-19 (Nothing to do with regular Paid time off). No eligibility requirements - immediately upon hire.