If you own a small business you may apply for a disaster loan from the Small Business Administration. Applicants will be able to apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email email@example.com for more information on SBA disaster assistance.
ALERT: Ask if the latest Federal Stimulus Package will include forgivable loans or grants before finalizing any loans. Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877-8339.
If you have unexpectedly found yourself out of work during this crisis, the Missouri Department of Labor offers directions on how to file for unemployment on its website: https://labor.mo.gov/coronavirus.
Further information about the COVID-19 outbreak can be found on the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ website: https://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/novel-coronavirus/, along with a 24 hour hotline to call: 877-435-8411.
President Trump Approves Governor Parson’s Request for Major Disaster Declaration to Support Missouri’s Coronavirus Response
The President approved Governor Parson’s request that the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance Program be utilized to reimburse eligible expenditures made by local governments, nonprofit organizations, and the state for emergency protective measures by first responders and others responding to the coronavirus.
Governor Parson’s request for federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance and Crisis Counseling are still under review. Also under review is the Governor’s request for federal hazard mitigation assistance to identify and reduce long-term risks associated with natural disasters.
Governor Parson Signs Executive Order 20-06 to Begin Mobilizing Missouri National Guard to Assist with COVID-19 Response
Governor Mike Parson has signed Executive Order 20-06 to begin mobilizing the Missouri National Guard to assist in the state’s COVID-19 response efforts.
Missouri National Guard Adjutant General, Brigadier General Levon Cumpton, who grew up in our district, said the Guard is providing specialized health and safety training to all personnel that are being mobilized in addition to guidance that all soldiers, airmen, and civilians have already received from the Department of Defense and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Missouri National Guard is preparing to conduct several potential missions including, but not limited to, the following:
· Assisting in the set up and operation of community based testing sites
· Providing intrastate transportation of personnel and equipment for medical or testing support
· Providing logistical support to local and state responders as needed
· Continued assessment, facilitation, and construction of temporary medical or other facilities
Federal Stimulus Package Approved
Lawmakers in Washington D.C. met this week to approve a historic $2 trillion stimulus package. The measure is meant to provide resources to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and to provide a spark to the nation’s economy.
The legislation represents the biggest emergency aid package in the nation’s history and is enormous in scope. Some of the highlights that may be of interest to Missouri families and businesses include:A $1,200 direct payment to many Americans and $500 for each dependent child. Payments phase out for individuals with adjusted gross incomes over $75,000 ($150,000 for couples). Anyone making over $99,000 would not get a payment ($198,000 for couples). Payments are expected to go out by April 6.Expansion of unemployment insurance from three to four months, and provides temporary unemployment compensation of $600 per week, which is in addition to and the same time as regular state and federal UI benefits.A $500 billion lending fund for businesses, cities and states. The Treasury Department would allocated up to $500 billion in loans to struggling industries, and even cities and states.A $150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund for state, local and tribal governments.$30 billion for an Education Stabilization Fund for states, school districts and institutions of higher education for costs related to the coronavirus.$45 billion for the Disaster Relief Fund for the immediate needs of state, local, tribal and territorial governments to protect citizens and help them respond and recover from the overwhelming effects of COVID-19.$1.4 billion for deployments of the National Guard. This level of funding will sustain up to 20,000 members of the National Guard, under the direction of the governors of each state, for the next six months in order to support state and local response efforts.An additional $4.3 billion, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to support federal, state and local public health agencies to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus.Extension of the Real ID deadline for full implementation by states from Oct. 1, 2020, to Sept. 30, 2021.$400 million in election security grants to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus in the 2020 federal election cycle.
Constituent ServicesIt is an honor to serve on your behalf. Please contact my office at 573-751-5388 or e-mail at Patricia.Pike@house.mo.gov for assistance on State Issues, Resolutions, assistance for Veterans, Capitol and District visits. Our District 126 Legislative Assistant is Jeff Sutterer, who can be reached at Jeff.Sutterer@house.mo.gov and our Capitol office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. year-round in Jefferson City, MO.
Requesting a Courtesy Resolution
The Missouri House of Representatives is proud to provide courtesy resolutions to commemorate our citizens’ most important and precious life events. If you would like to request a courtesy resolution, please contact Jeff.Sutterer@house.mo.gov. or call our office at (573) 751-5388 if you have any questions.
Service Members and Veterans
The members of the Missouri House of Representatives have great appreciation and respect for the sacrifices the men and women of our armed services make in order to defend the freedom of the United States and its citizens. It is very important to me to represent and advocate on behalf of the veterans of District 126 and Missouri. I have been proud to serve on the House Veterans Committee through my years of service in office. Please do not hesitate to contact my office at (573) 751-5388 or Patricia.Pike@house.mo.gov with any questions or concerns you have regarding service member or veterans issues.