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Washington, July 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – On Thursday, July 8, the US Small Business Administration and the Public Private Strategies Institute hosted a New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts) area briefing. New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vt.) For small business owners on recovering from COVID-19 as part of the “Getting Back on Track: The Help is Here” webinar series.

Nearly 1,000 participants joined the briefing live with Bibi Hidalgo, Associate Administrator for Public Procurement and Business Development at the SBA. “President Biden and SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman presented a bold vision for the agency to reinvigorate our nation’s small businesses. Right now we have the opportunity for the government to use its purchasing power to build wealth in underserved communities and provide new opportunities for small businesses across the country, ”Ms. Hidalgo said. The webinar featured live translation for Spanish speakers.

Attendees participated in an in-depth question-and-answer session with SBA New Hampshire District Manager and Acting New England Regional Administrator Amy Bassett. Ms Bassett provided detailed updates on low-interest disaster assistance and US bailout programs, such as the Grants for Closed Site Operators and the Paycheck Protection Program. She also discussed the technical assistance SBA district offices could provide to applicants.

Additionally, attendees heard guest speaker Jeff Wu, deputy director, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, focusing on vaccinations and health care options for employers and small business employees.

Rhett Buttle, President of the Public Private Strategies Institute, noted, “The Public Private Strategies Institute is always honored to partner with the SBA for this ongoing series to give small business owners the tools they need to be better. rebuild. We continue to talk about how access to capital, small business leadership on vaccines and digital tools can help Main Streets come back stronger from COVID-19. At the same time, we will bring new topics to these events, such as the importance of public procurement, and we are delighted that Associate Administrator Bibi Hidalgo is joining the webinar.

The SBA recommends that applicants, interested parties and qualified entities check these additional resources for economic aid and vaccinations:

SBA Customer Service Center Disaster Assistance: 1-800-659-2955. Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, Monday to Friday; 1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard of hearing or

Disclaimer: Co-Sponsorship Authorization # 21-0501-14: The participation of the SBA in this co-sponsored activity does not constitute an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any co-sponsor or any other person. or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.

US Small Business Administration Press Office—[email protected]

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