KS Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

16 Mar 2020


The Kansas Department of Emergency Management (KDEM) is requesting information from travel and tourism industry small businesses to be able to start the process of having Kansas businesses declared eligible for Small Business Association (SBA) Federal Disaster Loans due to economic injury as a result of COVID-19.   

THE FIRST STEP IN THIS PROCESS IS TO HAVE A MINIMUM OF FIVE SMALL BUSINESS' FROM AT LEAST 60 KANSAS COUNTIES FILL OUT THE ATTACHED REPORT THAT THEY HAVE HAD SUBSTANTIAL ECONOMIC INJURY. 

NOTE - THIS IS A QUICK TURNAROUND. Please complete the form and send to Amy.selm@ks.gov.  

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) disaster incident period began 1/31/2020 and is ongoing. This means that businesses may look at loss beginning 1/31/2020. SBA is using the attached Estimated Disaster Economic Injury Worksheet For Businesses form to determine damages in support of a declaration. As the businesses complete the Estimated Adverse Economic Impact portion of the form, they need to include in the brief explanation their economic effect specific to the Coronavirus.

During this process, KDEM will send the collected forms as soon as we receive them to SBA. SBA will review the forms and provide feedback to KDEM regarding if we have met the minimum of five small businesses with substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19. After SBA has verified our eligibility, KDEM can then prepare a request letter for the declaration and coordinate for a signature from the Governor and will send the letter to SBA upon completion.

Step 1:  Businesses effected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disaster should complete the attached Estimated Disaster Economic Injury Worksheet For Businesses form in its entirety.  The form will need to be printed out, completed, and then scanned. 

Step 2:  Save your scanned form using the following naming convention:  County 2-letter abbreviation.companyname.date.  For example, ABC Manufacturing located in Wyandotte county would use:  WY.abcmanufacturing.16Mar2020

Step 3: Email a copy of your completed form to the Department of Commerce to amy.selm@ks.gov. You will received a confirmation email that the form has been received and forwarded to KDEM.

This is not an application for assistance by a business – this is the process that Kansas must go through to determine our eligibility. The form and a fact sheet is attached. Remember the completed forms should be returned to Amy.selm@ks.gov.

SBA Disaster Resource Assistance

Economic Injury Worksheet