Email From St. Louis County Councilwoman,
Lisa Clancy, District 5
Good afternoon District 5 Mayors, Chamber of Commerce leads, and Evaluation Committee volunteers:
As we get closer to the May 31st Small Business Relief Program application deadline, I wanted to update you with some information that we received from the County Executive’s office during our weekly hearing this morning of the Oversight of COVID-19 Funding and Expenditures Special Committee. The County Executive’s office will start conducting outreach this week to current applicants to collect additional documentation (see bulleted list below). Applicants will have a seven day response window upon receipt of the request. Another email communication will be sent on June 1st to the applicants who applied to the program after the first round email was sent. The compliance firm will begin reviewing the relevant information and forwarding qualifying applications to the appropriate Councilmembers on a rolling basis after June 1st. While there are already over 600 applications from District 5 alone, it is anticipated that this process may weed out some.
The following are what applicants will be asked to provide:
- Owner certification
- W-9 form
- Work Authorization Affidavit for Business Entities Pursuant to 285.530 R.S.Mo.
- Detailed budget of all business interruption and reopening costs for which the applicant seeks coverage under the St. Louis County SBR Program
- A copy of one of the following:
- W3 Summary, 1096 (from 2019)
- IRS Form 941 (first quarter 2020)
- IRS Form 944 (from 2019)
- Schedule C Federal Form 1040
- For retail establishments, a copy of the business entity’s certificate of No Tax Due from the Missouri Department of Revenue
- Certificate of Good Standing from the Missouri Secretary of State.
- A document listing the following for an applicant, where applicable:
- the North American Industry Classification System code, if known; and
- the name and unique identifier (DUNS number) for any parent entity of the applicantA document listing the following for the applicant, where applicable:
We were told this morning that this is documentation that is required of applicants to prove compliance with federal CARES Act regulations. We are not asking them to jump through additional hoops. Starting this process this week, as opposed to after funding recommendations are made, will speed up the overall process.
I have certainly appreciated your feedback and cooperation thus far. If you need anything in the meantime, please reach out.