Covid-19 Information and Links

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) 2.0

Did you know that SBA Paycheck Protection Program is once again offering forgivable loans?  Round 2 of the program -- or PPP 2.0 --- was recently injected with $284 billion in funding and is accepting applications from first and second-time borrowers. 

Mountain BizWorks, is working to meet the needs of nonprofits and businesses here, locally, in WNC.  Mountain BizWorks is accepting applications now!


PPP was created to provide loans to organizations impacted by COVID-19 and are forgivable if they are used to cover payroll, including benefits, mortgage interest, rent, utilities, worker protection costs related to COVID-19, and certain supplier costs and expenses for operations. PPP 2.0 allows certain eligible borrowers that previously received a PPP loan to apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan, and is available for first-time borrowers as well.

A borrower is generally eligible for a Second Draw PPP Loan if the borrower previously received a First Draw PPP Loan and will or has used the full amount only for authorized uses, has no more than 300 employees; and can demonstrate at least a 25% reduction in gross receipts between comparable quarters in 2019 and 2020.


Helpful Links for Child Care Providers

Mountain Child Care Connections Home Page

Southwestern Child Development Home Page

Training Calendar 2020/2021 (download here)

Current Provider's Pages Newsletter (download here)

Smart REWARDS Packet (download here)


Early Childhood Education Courses (Haywood Community College)

Early Childhood Education Courses (AB Tech)

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 

The Green Desk (Click Here)

DCDEE (Click Here)

The North Carolina Star Rated License (Click Here)