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This morning, the U.S. Secretary of Defense thanked the patriots of the defense industrial base for keeping critical supply chains operating throughout COVID-19. Your dedication and sacrifice has allowed us to carry out our national security mission. “We recognize that small business is the foundation of innovation and creativity in our Industrial Base, making up nearly 75 percent of DoD’s prime contractors. And, of the roughly 1.6 million private sector jobs that support national defense, approximately 45 percent belong to small businesses. Rest assured that we will continue to do everything in our power to assist you, every step of the way.” https://twitter.com/i/status/1284125709724717066

 

RESOURCES

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES

In response to COVID-19, the Department of Defense is prioritizing the protection of our forces—including service members and their dependents, civilians, and contractors—maintaining mission readiness, and supporting the whole-of-government effort to fight this virus.  The Department’s latest updates on COVID-19 are available here.

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Lenders
The banks listed below have been contacted by the Department and may be considered in the future for new customers.

Liberty Bank
502-240-5288
libertybank.net/covid
Live Oak Bank
2099 Pennsylvania Ave NW #550
Washington, DC 20006
910-777-5738
liveoakbank.com
The Harbor Bank of Maryland
25 W. Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-528-1800 x 3063
SBA@theharborbank.com
theharborbank.com/sba

Quantum National Bank Suwanee, GA
Dana Litman, Executive Vice President, CFO & CRO
678-889-4504
dlitman@quantumbank.com
 

Farmers State Bank
Elmwood, IL
Jennifer L.Beard, President
301-742-3711
jbeard@fsbelmwood.com

Lenders, if you are interested in being added to this list and strengthening the defense industrial base, please email osd.business.defense@mail.mil.

SBA ASSISTANCE IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS

Small business owners in all U.S. states and territories are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.

Disaster Assistance for COVID-19

Economic Disaster Loans

Guidance for Businesses & Employers

SBA Guidance & Loan Resources

SBA Funding Options For Those Seeking Relief:        

 

Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs)

Learn how PTACs can help your small business here.

 

I AM A SMALL BUSINESS AND WOULD LIKE TO REPORT A CHANGE IN OPERATIONS DUE TO COVID-19.

The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) is monitoring changes to the status of operations within the defense industrial base.  Please email DCMA at dcma.lee.hq.mbx.covid19-industry-inquiry-inbox@mail.mil to report any specific operational impacts to better inform our mission.  Please include the name of the company; location and/or mailing address; CAGE code (if known); government programs potentially impacted; description of impact (e.g., closure, production degradation, etc.); and an appropriate point of contact for follow-ups.

 

I AM A SMALL BUSINESS AND WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A COVID-19 INQUIRY THAT IS NOT AN OPERATIONAL CHANGE.

Inquiries that are unrelated to operational changes, but are connected to COVID-19 impacts on the defense industrial base should be directed to the Office of Industrial Policy at osd.pentagon.ousd-a-s.mbx.covid-19-industry@mail.mil.

 

I WOULD LIKE MORE GUIDANCE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE IN RELATION TO COVID-19 AND THE DEFENSE INDUSTRIAL BASE.

The Department’s latest updates on COVID-19 are available here.

Additional memoranda in connection with virus response:

Additional contracting information related to COVID-19 issues on the Defense Pricing and Contracting (DPC) webpage here.

 

WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT DOING BUSINESS WITH THE DOD GENERALLY?

The Office of Industrial Policy is committed to making it easier for businesses to understand the various avenues available to work with the Department of Defense.  In the Defense Acquisition Toolkit, you will find a visual representation of the key touchpoints for any business that might wish to create or expand their relationship with the Department of Defense. 

 

WHERE ARE ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION ON THE U.S. GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19?

White House Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force

The COVID-19 Task Force portal for public information, working in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health and Human Services, and other agency stakeholders.  This portal will link to the appropriate Federal agency website as the authoritative source for that information as necessary.

Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC)

The CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) landing page is the latest public health and safety information from CDC and for the overarching medical and health provider community on COVID-19.  The site contains consumer and medical information on how the virus spreads, symptoms, prevention and treatment, stigma, cases and what to do if you are sick, along with frequently asked questions.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

The FEMA “How to Help” page provides information on ways individuals and businesses can support COVID-19 response efforts.

U.S. Government

The USA.gov page catalogs all U.S. government activities related to Coronavirus (COVID-19).  USA.gov can support both English and Spanish content.

Department of the Treasury: Assistance for Small Businesses

What the Department of the Treasury is doing in response to Covid-19.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Covid-19 Small Business Contractor Contingency Store

Small Business Best Practices Package (pdf)