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Understanding RI and federal unemployment insurance and paid leave

View the Chamber’s Recorded Webinar:
How Non-Profits Can Access Federal
Stimulus Funds and Tax Credits

This morning, the accounting and advisory firm of Piccerelli, Gilstein & Company, LLP joined with the Chamber to share their insights on what options non-profits have in applying for federal stimulus loan programs and tax credits. The recorded event is available at the link above. You may also see the presentation slides here.
SBA: Paycheck Protection Loans – Frequently Asked Questions
The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, intends to provide timely additional guidance to address borrower and lender questions concerning the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program. AlsoSBA Stimulus Programs – Join RI Commerce and the SBA on Facebook Live on 4/8 at 8:30 a.m.
SBA List of Rhode Island Participating Lenders
The U.S. Small Business Administration has provided an updated list of Rhode Island participating lenders for its financing programs.
Economic Progress Institute: Understanding RI and
Federal Paid Leave and Unemployment Insurance

Congress passed federal sick and paid leave laws and expansions to unemployment insurance in late March to help individuals and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Rhode Island already has several protections in place for Rhode Islanders who need paid time off from work to care for themselves or a loved one. The state also already offered unemployment insurance. The new federal laws are meant to work in conjunction with current state benefits and protections. This fact sheet seeks to explain both.
Easter at Home with Pranzi! Have it Delivered!
Have an Easter at home with Pranzi’s delicious holiday menu options. Delivery or pick-up are available.
Secretary Gorbea Announces Remote Online Notarization
Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea has announced an agreement with Governor Gina Raimondo that enables Remote Online Notarization to be permitted on a temporary basis.
Pilgrim Title Announces Immediate
Launch of Remote Online Closings

Pilgrim Title Company announces it will conduct remote closings for Rhode Islanders during the statewide COVID-19 emergency. Pilgrim’s announcement follows rules promulgated by Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea on April 3, 2020 stating that Rhode Island will permit remote online notarizations during the COVID-19 Emergency.