Communications and Outreach Coordinator
New legislation will create federal grants to provide relief for businesses impacted by COVID-19 pandemic
July 20, 2020 – The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce today commended Representatives Filemon Vela (D-TX-34) and Lance Gooden (R-TX-05) for introducing the Small Business Comeback Act. As a member of Save Small Business Coalition (SSBC) and America’s Recovery Fund Coalition (ARFC), the Oceanside Chamber is proud to support this effort, which will create a Recovery Fund and give American businesses much-needed stability as they continue to navigate the ongoing pandemic.
Through a direct grant program with strong oversight and anti-corruption guardrails, the Small Business Comeback Act will allow businesses to retain and rehire employees, continue to provide benefits including health care, pay rent, local, and state taxes, and meet certain debt obligations. This will allow businesses to weather the pandemic, keep American workers employed, and preserve the health and livelihoods of communities across the United States, regardless of business structure or employment type.