Links to the most recent critical information including guides, forms, and advisories will remain at the top of the page for easy access. Updates are made as issues evolve.
NEWS / UPDATES
You may qualify for a DE Relief Grant
Application Period Opens Sept. 8
Assistance Available for Rental Property Owners, Managers and Landlords
Governor John Carney on Sept. 3 signed the 27th modification to his State of Emergency, combining all active COVID-19 restrictions into a single order. Governor Carney’s modification also formalizes the latest restrictions around bar service in Delaware beach communities and requires that businesses more strictly enforce face covering requirements among their employees
State, New Castle County launch $100M grant program to provide relief for small businesses and nonprofits statewide who have been impacted by COVID-19.
August 10: Governor Carney, DSHA, New Castle County Announce $40 Million in Housing Assistance: Get details.
Pandemic Resurgence Advisory Committee: On July 31, the Pandemic Resurgence Advisory Committee (PRAC) delivered its interim report to Governor Carney. Read the full Interim report here. Subcommittee recommedations are here.
Governor Carney signed Executive Order #43, which establishes a Rapid Workforce Training and Redeployment Initiative for Delaware workers displaced during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Delaware Department of Labor has released guidelines along with a frequently asked questions document addressing the concerns for both employees and employers regarding returning to work during COVID-19.
The Delaware Department of Labor announced that Delaware has already begun offering the Federal-State Extended Benefits program for those who have exhausted their previous unemployment benefits. Read more.
NAR Applauds Congressman Maloney’s First Time Homebuyer Pandemic Savings Act: NY Rep’s bill would make COVID-19 relief funds tax exempt if used toward home down payment. Read more here.
Gov. Carney, AG Jennings, DSHA, Delaware Judiciary Announce Joint Effort on Foreclosure & Eviction Prevention;
Delaware Division of Small Business HELP Loan Requirements
The size eligibility cap for businesses with the 4-digit NAICS code 7225 is raised to $15 million. Learn more
Applications for a Delaware Division of Small Business HELP loan must include ALL of the documentation provided IN THE ORDER below for the loan to be processed. Failure to include ALL required documents may result in your request being denied.
- Billing statements or invoices for unavoidable expenses to support amount of funding request
- Proof of payment over the past 12 months for expenses for which funding is requested (account statement or letter from the relevant vendor/creditor)
- Balance sheet and income/P&L statement for 2019 (2019 tax returns may be used as an alternative, must include accounting of assets and liabilities)
- Copy of Delaware business license
Failure to include ALL required documents may result in your request being denied.
Access the Delaware Department of Labor Unemployment Assistance Insurance FAQs guide.
The CARES Act / Paycheck Protection Program
- The CARES Act
- SBA PPP Loan Program Safe Harbor Extended.5.6.20
- Paycheck Protection Program Information Sheet
Putting Members First With the Right Tools, Right Now
Frequently Asked Questions on SBA Loans: Mortgage and Personal Finance FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions on Unemployment Insurance: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance FAQs
NAR Webinar: Brokers Respond to COVID-19: Advice, Resources