Covid-19 Resource

COVID-19 Economic Relief and Assistance

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and the near shutdown of our economy, the LSN Partners team is committed to helping our clients and their small business partners, real estate tenants, franchisees, subcontractors, and supply chain vendors through these trying times.

Governments at the federal, state and local levels have moved quickly to create and fund programs to provide financial relief to businesses of all sizes, with a targeted focus on small businesses. The relief is unprecedented and includes a wide range of financial opportunities:

Federal grants and loans, including the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan program and billions of dollars in emergency supplemental appropriations (CARES) Act

– State-backed loan programs

Local economic relief programs

Given LSN’s experience and reach at the local, state, and national levels, we are ready to help our clients and their network of small business partners through this crisis.

Here’s How We Can Help

Assist in crafting strategies that take full advantage of programs intended to help businesses

Identify and apply for grants, loans, and other financial relief programs

Work with key officials and agency partners to address priorities in relief and stimulus packages

Work directly with you and your tenants, franchisees, subcontractors, and supply chain vendors through the process of identifying and applying for assistance

Helpful Links Published by the U.S. SBA and Treasury Department

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, published a revised, borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness application implementing the PPP Flexibility Act. 
Application(s):
Click here to view the simpler loan forgiveness application.
Click here to view the instructions for completing the simpler loan forgiveness application.
Click here to view the Interim Final Rule on the simpler forgiveness process for loans of $50,000 or less.

Our Team

Our economic development and relief practice is led by Cissy Proctor, who joined LSN after serving as Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the State agency responsible for providing assistance to workers, businesses, and communities under blue skies and in the wake of disasters. Her understanding of economic relief and development efforts across all levels of government, along with her extensive experience interfacing with Washington, is a significant resource to our firm and clients.

Hector V. Barreto, a Senior Advisor at LSN, previously served as U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator for five years. As SBA Administrator, Hector oversaw a loan portfolio in excess of $60 billion and managed the agency’s assistance to thousands of small businesses following disasters such as the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center and Hurricane Katrina. Given his unparalleled experience at the highest levels of the SBA, Hector’s expertise, especially in times like these, is invaluable to businesses.

Jose Fuentes also offers insight particularly relevant to LSN’s economic assistance services. Jose, a former advisor at the White House, has significant experience in the federal sector. Given his time leading disaster response messaging for the U.S. Agency on International Development (USAID), Jose has a deep understanding of federal agencies’ inner workings.

If you have any questions regarding LSN’s services related to COVID-19, or if you need other assistance, email Nicole Gomez, LSN’s Director of Client Relations, at ngomez@lsnpartners.com. Before, during, and after good times and bad, we are here for you and your business.