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File #: 20-188    Version: 2 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/15/2020 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 4/21/2020 Final action:
Title: Report on Carrboro Small Business and Non-Profit COVID-19 Emergency Loan/Grant Fund and Discussion Regarding Next Steps for Remaining Funds PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is to provide the Town Council with the requested information on the Carrboro Small Business and Non-Profit COVID-19 Emergency Loan/Grant Fund and allow them to discuss the possible next steps for the remaining funds.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Resolution, 2. Attachment B - Program Guidelines, 3. Attachment C - Adotped March 24, 2020 Resolution - Emergency COVID-19 Loan Fund, 4. Attachment D - Personal Credit Scores, 5. Attachment E - Revised Revolving Loan Criteria
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Report on Carrboro Small Business and Non-Profit COVID-19 Emergency Loan/Grant Fund and Discussion Regarding Next Steps for Remaining Funds
PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is to provide the Town Council with the requested information on the Carrboro Small Business and Non-Profit COVID-19 Emergency Loan/Grant Fund and allow them to discuss the possible next steps for the remaining funds.
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DEPARTMENT: Town Manager's Office

CONTACT INFORMATION: David Andrews, Town Manager, dandrews@townofcarrboro.org

INFORMATION:
Background
On March 24, 2020 the Carrboro Town Council approved the design and implementation of the Carrboro Small Business and Non-Profit COVID-19 Emergency Loan/Grant Fund (COVID-19 Fund). The purpose of the Fund was identified as moneys to assist Carrboro-based businesses and non-profits that serve Carrboro residents with short-term payroll and other recurring expenses during the State and Town declared COVID-19 Emergency in order to maintain and sustain operations for existing viable enterprises. Funding is intended to assist small local businesses and non-profits that are in current good standing with creditors, but are low on capital to maintain operations.
The COVID-19 Fund was funded with $475,000 including $300,000 from the Carrboro Revolving Loan Fund and $175,000 in funds that were approved for COVID-19 Fund use by the Carrboro Tourism Development Authority (CTDA). The $175,000 in CTDA Funds can only be used by applicants that qualify under North Carolina Statutes as tourism-related businesses.
The terms of the application, consistent with Council approval, provide for 90% of the funding to be a loan and 10% to be a grant. The loans are unsecured but a minimum credit score of 620 is required along with a personal guarantee by the individual that signs for the loan. Please refer to the Council-adopted resolution approving the COVID-19 Fund (Attachment C) as well as the program summary that identifies the minimum r...

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