Savings Bank of Danbury Participating in CARES Act Relief
DANBURY, CT, ISSUED APRIL 8, 2020…Nonprofit organizations throughout Connecticut who have been hard hit due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) can benefit from the recently-enacted CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act, which provides financial relief to help nonprofits and other businesses who are seeking to retain their employees.
Savings Bank of Danbury President and Chief Executive Officer Martin G. Morgado said that the Bank is ready to assist, and that their team has been communicating with Bank customers extensively during the Coronavirus outbreak. He said that under the CARES Act, in particular the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) lending program should benefit nonprofit organizations whose programs in many cases have been restricted by the mandated stay-at-home directives and the social distancing requirements.
“For these organizations that do so much good for all of us, their ability to continue operating during these difficult times is paramount,” he said. The PPP provides organizations with funding to pay up to eight weeks of payroll costs, including benefits. Funds from the PPP loan can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent and utilities. Under certain circumstances, the loan amount can be forgiven.
The loan is available to all businesses, including nonprofits, veterans’ organizations, Tribal business concerns, sole proprietorships, self-employed individuals, and independent contractors, with 500 or fewer employees. Loans will have a maturity of two years; there is no collateral requirement and an interest rate of 1.0%. The first payment will be deferred for six months.
CEO Morgado said, “We want to assure our customers that we are fully ready to help in any way we can. We have a designated team to assist applicants to ensure that we make the process as easy as possible. We have been serving this community for more than 170 years and we are here to continue in that mission.” He added, “This CARES legislation and the PPP loan will be vital for businesses who are seeking to keep their doors open and keep their employees on the job.”
The SBD Foundation has donated more than $2.0 million to area nonprofit organizations in Connecticut since its inception in 2004. The Foundation assists nonprofits in the Affordable Housing, Arts & Culture, Community and Economic Development, Education and Health and Human Services areas.
The application submission starting date was April 3, and there is a deadline of June 30 for submitting all required paperwork. Interested parties are urged to visit http://sbdanbury.com or contact the Bank at 203-743-3849.
About Savings Bank of Danbury
Established in 1849 and headquartered at 220 Main Street, Danbury, Savings Bank of Danbury is a mutual savings bank with assets in excess of $1 billion. Savings Bank of Danbury has 15 branch offices in Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Southbury, Stamford, and Waterbury. Stamford Mortgage Company, a division of Savings Bank of Danbury, has a local office on Summer Street in Stamford. Savings Bank of Danbury is committed to serving their community.
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