COVID-19 Resources

We want to provide our businesses with current information to help you through this COVID-19 pandemic. This page will continue to be updated as information and resources become available. Please continue to check back for updates. If you have any questions, feel free to give Rita a call- 605-203-0216.


Local Resources:


City of De Smet Resolution Click here to read- 

The De Smet Area Transit is here to help during this time! The bus will still take patients to critical appointments such as dialysis, etc. The bus is also here to help businesses deliver groceries, take-out orders from restaurants/ convenience stores. Give Brenda a call at 605-830-1676 to set up your ride or take out order pick up. 

Available Monday - Friday 8:00am- 5:00pm. 

 Click the playbook to see more! 




Guidance for Employers

Guidance for Employers (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
Customizable Workplace Flyer (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)

Local/State Policy Tracker (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
Employment Resources (Department of Labor) 
Preparing Workplaces (Department of Labor)

COVID-19 webinars

USDA COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide

SBA's Administrator Jovita Carranza's Twitter

PPP Website


PPP List of Participating Lenders



Guidance for Employees

Temporary Workforce Opportunities - Resource Center
Online Training Resource Center

COVID-19 Pandemic Scenarios / Benefits

Unemployment Application for Self-employed, Independent Contractors, Gig Workers Coming Soon!




South Dakota GOED COVID-19 Information 


 Click the flyer to see the latest update!


From the office of Scott Amudson:

GOED Forum
  • Watch the recording on partner website
  • We will also be doing these forums once a week on Thursdays at 2:00 PM Central Time. We will have guest speakers, present any new information that we may have, and also leave enough time for Q&A
  • Once we have more information regarding the SD Disaster Loan program, I will get that out to you as soon as I can.  For now, I attached a link that is also on website.  From what we are being told (we are getting clarity from the policymakers), this is designed for “for-profit businesses” under 250 employees and non-profit businesses.  NOT EDO’s or direct ag producers.  Value added ag businesses should qualify.  Please contact Cassie Stoesser or our finance team for further clarification.  We will address it in more detail on Thursday Forum.
SBA Webinars


Ten Big Impacts of Coronavirus on Local Economic Development Click here to read-



Funding- Loans & Grants

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance Grant
  • This grant is stand alone. There is no requirement to apply for either the EIDL Loan or the PPP loan.
    • If a business DOES apply for the EIDL and/or the PPP, the $10K EIDL Advance Grant will be deducted from the full loan amount.
  • The money (up to $10,000 based on number of employees in the business) must be used in specific ways.
  • The application takes no more than 15 minutes and can be found here:
  • It is important to know that the short term emergency EIDL Advance Loan has limited funding from the CARES Act (AKA stimulus bill we’ve been hearing so much about).
  • For more information, visit the SBA Disaster Assistance website. 
 SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan  SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program Guide
Small Business Association (SBA) resource page
Comparison of (EIDL) and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Apply for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan
 Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)  How to Apply

April 3 is the first-day people are able to apply! Your lender can help you fill and file the application - also, check out this fact sheet

Resources from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Small Business Guide & Checklist
A top-line overview of the program can be found here.
If you’re a lender, more information can be found here.
If you’re a borrower, more information can be found here.
The application for borrowers can be found here.

Other Sources of Information 
Department of Treasury CARES Website
How to Get a Coronavirus Emergency Paycheck Protection Loan
SBA and Treasury Begin Mobilization to Distribute Funds
Comparison of EIDL and PPP Program
Jackson Lewis Information on CARES Act - Provisions

South Dakota Small Business Economic Disaster Relief Subfund  Click here to read the bill that passed 3/31/2020.
Employee Retention Tax Credit Employee Retention Tax Credit - Guide for Employers