Federal Stimulus Programs for Small Businesses

The American Rescue Act was signed into law last week and includes some extensions to existing stimulus programs as well as the creation of new ones for small businesses. Here are some of the key program changes the US Small Business Administration (SBA) will implement for small businesses: $7.25 billion additional for the Paycheck Protection Program, including to expand eligibility to additional nonprofits and digital news services with money set aside specifically for businesses in low-income communities. Additional funds are allocated for the Shuttered …

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Wood Stove Change-Out Rebates Available Again for A Limited Time in Carson City and Douglas County

Are you home more during the pandemic? Do you have an older wood stove or zero clearance wood fireplace insert that isn’t getting the job done anymore or is using too much wood? Improve the heat and comfort of your home, use less wood each winter, and save some money by replacing your old pre-1992 wood stove with a new US EPA-certified wood stove, pellet stove, or natural gas stove. You will also be helping your local community keep the …

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Energy Efficiency Incentives for 2021

The first month of 2021 is almost over. Now is the time to consider applying for rebates and incentives to help your company fund its energy initiatives. Whether the plan is to install a renewable energy system, upgrade heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment to high efficiency systems or replace older lighting with LEDs, there are incentives that can help your company save money and contribute to your sustainability and energy goals. For rural small businesses and agricultural producers, …

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