January 2021 Government Affairs Update
In this month's Government Affairs update: SBA announces PPP reopening dates, DOL issues final independent contractor rule, and more.
SBA Issues Updated Paycheck Protection Program Guidance
The Small Business Administration (SBA), in conjunction with the Treasury Department, recently issued the first round of updated guidance on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in light of the passage of the new COVID-19 relief law.
President Trump Signs COVID-19 Relief and Government Funding Legislation
On Sunday, President Trump signed legislation that provides over $2 trillion in COVID-19 relief to individuals and small businesses and funds the federal government through September 30, 2021. The agreement contains a number of BSCAI-backed provisions to boost the building service contractor industry during this time of economic uncertainty. The bill provides $320 billion for small business relief, including $284 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), and implements several improvements to the PPP that BSCAI has advocated for since last spring.
December 2020 Government Affairs Update
In this month's Government Affairs update: COVID-19 relief update, Biden selects key cabinet nominees, and more.
November 2020 Government Affairs Update
In this month's Government Affairs update: 2020 election recap, OSHA issues guidance on ventilation in the workplace, and more.