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Covid-19 Resources & Information

We know many of our members are facing uncertainty during this time, and we want you to know we’re here to help. We’ve put together a list of resources regarding the COVID-19 outbreak to keep our members updated on the latest information.

 

CDC GUIDELINES

The CDC's comprehensive COVID-19 resource page that will help you better understand the disease and how you can plan, prepare and cope during the outbreak.

CDC COVID-19 Resources

 

YOUR ELECTRIC BILL

Sumner-Cowley has always made a priority to work with members who are struggling to pay their bill. If it becomes difficult to make a payment during these uncertain times, please give us a call to set up payment arrangements. 

Use SmartHub for safe, secure and contactless payments

 

The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) offers the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP), a federally funded program that helps eligible households pay a portion of their home energy costs by providing a one-time per year benefit. The Department has announced that it will offer a second opportunity for Kansans to apply for LIEAP. The new application period begins May 1 and runs through May 29. Contact DCF for more information: http://www.dcf.ks.gov/services/ees/Pages/Energy/EnergyAssistance.aspx

 

There are a variety of local groups who specialize in assisting people with their utility bills. Below is a list we have compiled for your convenience:

 

  • Mid-Kansas Community Action Program
    • Mid-capinc.org
    • Serving Sumner, Cowley, Kingman and Harper counties
    • 316-775-3000 Ext. 100
  • United Way of the Plains
    • 211kansas.org
    • Serving Sumner, Cowley, Kingman, Harper and Sedgwick counties
  • Salvation Army
  • Winfield Community Helping Hands
    • 620-221-2700
    • Serving Winfield and smaller surrounding areas
  • Mulvane Share and Care
    • 620-440-6687
    • Serving patrons of Mulvane School District (USD 263)
  • Wellington Area Ministerial Alliance
    • 620-326-7403
    • Serving residents within 67152 zip code
  • Harper County Community Hope
    • 620-842-2091
    • Serving Harper County residents

 

ECONOMIC IMPACT

Below is a list of various resources available to help small business owners during this time:

 

Coronavirus Aid Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act Program Guides:

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Guide to SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) 

EIDL Application

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist (Paycheck Protection Program)

 

Paycheck Protections Program (PPP) Resources from the U.S. Treasury:

U.S. Treasury Resource Page

A Top-line Overview of the Program

Information for Borrowers

Borrower Application

 

U.S. Small Business Administration Resources:

Program Page

Find a Lender Near You

 

LOCAL RESOURCES

Economic Development groups from across our territory are there to assist small business owners during this time.

 

  • Sumner County Economic Development
    • Stacy Davis, Executive Director
    • 620-326-8779
  • Cowley County Economic Development
    • Kerri Falletti, Executive Director
    • 620-221-9951
  • Kingman County Economic Development
    • Leslie Schrag, Executive Director
    • 620-553-4029
  • Harper County Community Development
    • Melinda McCurley, Executive Director
    • 620-842-6030

 

SCAMS

Unfortunately, scammers are using this crisis to take advantage of people. The Better Business Bureau has created a resource page to help you avoid these scams.

BBB Tips on COVID-19

 

 

 

 

 

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