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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

  • The CARES Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses.
  • Importantly, these loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their payrolls afterward.
CARES Act Small Business Guide and Checklist PPP Information Sheet PPP Application
CARES Webinar with WYSA CARES Estimating Loan Availability PPP One Page Overview
CARES Act and Youth Sports Organizations    

US Small Business Administration 

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  PDF Overview SBA Disaster Loan Assistance  

National Resources 

  • Relief funds set up by United Way, as well as the majority of local grants set up for nonprofits, will give immediate priority to organizations that are on the frontlines of the pandemic. There is potential for grant awards in these same organizations as the needs of the community and nonprofits change throughout the crisis.
  United Way National Council of Nonprofits  

Local Resources

Brown County United Way                                     Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region
Greater Milwaukee Foundation                            Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin
La Crosse Community Foundation                       Greater Green Bay Community Foundation

WYSA Planning 

  • As this situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continues, WYSA will remain available via email. Additionally, we encourage you to check our website for updates.
  • For the cancelled AGM, we will be conducting the business meeting electronically and are working to provide breakout meeting content in a virtual format. Additional details were sent directly to club presidents. Contact Melissa Zielinksi with question.
  • Risk management applications are still being processed. Pass cards will be sent to clubs when WYSA resumes in-office hours.

Additional Resources

  • A Mitigation Strategy for Communities includes actions which local and state health departments can recommend in their community to both prepare for and mitigate community transmission of COVID-19 in the United States. 
  • The law firm of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has provided a list of resources.
  • Stay connected to your members! It’s easy to disconnect but there are multiple ways to engage with your coaches and players. A few ideas we suggest are challenges from coaches (soccer and school), leadership challenge (thank-yous to medical professionals), bingo (winners get club swag).
  • Find something to watch! There are soccer movies and past games being streamed, be sure to get your soccer fix! 
  Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Soccer movies Past games