1. How to Get Paid.

Consider researching and applying for Federal aid to be part of your job description. Below are links to the most important resources.

2 Get Your School Involved in Your Community. 

Find local organizations you can align your school with to help the community during this time of need.

For instance, many families depend on school lunch for a child’s meal. No school means no meal.

Find a church that is helping these families and encourage your students to join in the effort.

e. Create an FAQ specific to the concerns of your students.

3. Be Proactive in Providing Information

Update your email list, website and/or Facebook page with:

a. Online class times.

b. Your plans to help students get back to class when permitted.

c. Your contact info to let students know that you are always available for them.

d. Update your Google My Business listing with a COVID-19 post.

e. Download the Google My Business app and turn on messaging as a way to help your customers reach you.

4. Review Your Curriculum

One way to create excitement about returning to class is the prospect of learning something new and exciting. How to Evaluate Your Curriculum video.

5. Get MATA Certified

Many owners are taking advantage of downtime to upgrade their teaching skills with the MATA Instructor Certification program (MATACertification.com)

MATA is not providing legal advice and takes zero responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided.

How to Apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan

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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

The PPP is from the federally funded U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a loan designed through the CARES Act 2020 to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.

The loan will be fully forgiven if the funds are used for payroll costs, interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities (at least 75% of the forgiven amount must have been used for payroll). Loan payments will also be deferred for six months. No collateral or personal guarantees are required. Neither the government nor lenders will charge small businesses any fees.