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GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

Heart and Soul Seed Grant    https://cloud.3dissue.net/18406/18451/20374/48585/index.html?74455

Good Sports Grant   https://www.goodsports.org/apply/

American AMPED Program   https://phitamerica.org/key-programs/amped/

School Incentive Program:   https://gfoutdoorfitness.com/school-incentive-2/

Preservation of Humanities Collections Supported
National Endowment for the Humanities

The Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions program helps small and mid-sized institutions—such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities—improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. These may include special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects, and digital materials. The application deadline is January 13, 2022.

Funding Available for Community Forests
Forest Service

The Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program offers the opportunity for communities to acquire and conserve forests. These forests provide public access and recreational opportunities, protect vital water supplies and wildlife habitat, serve as demonstration sites for private forest landowners, and provide economic benefits from timber and non-timber products. Community forests can be owned by local governments, tribal governments, and qualified nonprofit entities. Lands acquired through the program must be actively managed in accordance with a community forest plan to provide community benefits. The application deadline is January 10, 2022.

Environmental Recovery Efforts in North America Funded
Commission for Environmental Cooperation: North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) facilitates collaboration and public participation to foster conservation, protection, and enhancement of the North American environment. The North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action (NAPECA), an initiative of CEC, partners with local and indigenous communities, academia, and non-governmental organizations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico to promote a shared responsibility and stewardship for the environment. For the current grant cycle, NAPECA is calling for proposals from organizations to support environmental initiatives that help North American communities implement solutions and strengthen their capacities to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The focus is on supporting an equitable, clean, and sustainable recovery in North America by helping communities, particularly the most vulnerable populations, such as some Indigenous peoples and marginalized groups, build back better and become more resilient to future environmental-related threats. The application deadline is January 21, 2022. Details about the NAPECA call for proposals and information on eligible projects are available on the CEC website.

Support for Needy Pre-K-12 School Libraries
The Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries

The Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries provides funds to the country's neediest schools so that they can extend, update, and diversify the book and print collections in their libraries with the goal of encouraging students to develop a love of reading and learning. The focus is on schools serving pre-K through 12th grade in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, all U.S. territories, and Department of Defense schools. Public, charter, private, parochial, city, state, county, and reservation schools are eligible to apply. This includes special schools, social services schools, and juvenile detention center schools that serve any combination of pre-kindergarten through high school students. These grants may be used only for books, periodicals, eBooks, reference materials, and magazine/newspaper subscriptions. The application deadline is December 31, 2021. Visit the Foundation's website to review the application guidelines.

Grants Promote Healthcare Improvements Nationwide
COPIC Medical Foundation

The COPIC Medical Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that address healthcare issues in the United States. The goal of the Foundation is to be a catalyst in improving the quality of healthcare delivery by reducing adverse outcomes and supporting innovation. The Foundation provides grants for initiatives that improve patient safety and quality of care through education and training of healthcare professionals or through systems changes and improvements, pilot programs that are designed to reduce medical errors, and the development and implementation of checklists and other tools to improve disease management and transitions in care. The focus area for the 2022 funding cycle is "Fragmentation Across Care Settings." The application deadline is January 14, 2022. Visit the Foundation's website to download the 2022 request for proposals.

Music Education and Innovation Programs Supported
Les Paul Foundation

The Les Paul Foundation inspires innovative and creative thinking by sharing the legacy of Les Paul through the support of music education, recording, innovation, and medical research related to hearing. The Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations for programs that encourage innovation in music production and/or performance as well as to innovative STEM and STEAM programs for students and others in challenging situations. The Foundation also provides grants for medical research related to curing tinnitus and hearing impairment issues. The upcoming application deadline is January 15, 2022. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the guidelines and to download the application form.


IRS

IRS Important News

To address COVID-related labor shortages, #IRS is helping employers who want to rehire retirees or retain employees after retirement age. See https://go.usa.gov/xMSR6 #COVIDreliefIRS

#IRS announces interest rates will be 3% for overpayments and underpayments for the third quarter of 2021. https://go.usa.gov/x6anm

#IRS will offer a free webinar called ‘Digital Day - IRS' Online Services.’ Register to join us on June 17 at 2 p.m. (ET): www.irs.gov/webconference

#IRS reminder: Be alert to criminals that ask by phone, email, text or on social media to verify your information claiming it’s needed to get advance #ChildTaxCredit payments.
www.irs.gov/childtaxcredit2021  

       

IRS Small Business Resources

IRS Tax Products for TFOPpdf.orders@eforms.enterprise.irs.gov

  • Form 1040 booklet, Instructions 1040 includes Form 1040 SR (for seniors) and Schedules 1-3
  • Form 1040 booklet SP Instructions 1040 SP includes Form 1040 SR (SP) (for seniors) and Schedules 1-3
  • Publication 4604(EN/SP), Use the Web for IRS Tax Products and Information
  • Publication 1132, Reproducible Copies of Federal Tax Forms and Instructions.
     

Webinars for Small Businesses:
Bankruptcy and the IRS-

This free 100-minute webinar for Tax Professionals and Industry will explain:

  • Roles of IRS Specialty Collection – Insolvency
  • How to properly notify the IRS of a bankruptcy filing
  • Effect of bankruptcy on taxes and tax liabilities
  • How to contact the IRS and resolve bankruptcy and tax issues
  • Plus a live Q & A

Registration: To register for the event, visit the Internal Revenue Service Webinar Registration website.

Date: January 25, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET); 1:00 p.m. (CT); 12:00 p.m. (Mountain); 11:00 a.m. (Arizona and Pacific), 8:00 a.m. (Hawaii)

Tax Changes from a Forms Perspective - Tax Year 2021

This free webinar will provide a live Q&A and will overview the following: 

  • Knowledge of major income tax changes for individual taxpayers for tax year 2021
  • Knowledge of major employment tax changes for tax year 2021
  • Knowledge of major tax form changes from 2020 to 2021
  • Knowledge of new tax forms for tax year 2021
  • Knowledge of tax products available for limited English proficiency (LEP) taxpayers 

Registration: Please visit the registration website

Date: January 13, 2022
Time: 2 p.m. (ET), 1 p.m. (CT), 12 p.m. (MT), 11 a.m. (PT and Arizona), 8 a.m. (Hawaii)

Small Business Tax Workshop Video

Run Your Business-Listed below are links to basic federal tax information for people who are starting, operating and closing a business, as well as information to assist in making basic business decisions.  Links:  Start a Business   Operate a Business   Close a Business
 

Advance Child Tax Credit Payments in 2021 (Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 28-May-2021) *

Tax Season Refund Frequently Asked Questions (Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 28-May-2021) *

Publication 5477, All taxpayers now eligible for Identity Protection PINs *

Tax Scams / Consumer Alerts

A Closer Lookread about a variety of timely issues of interest to taxpayers and the tax community 

e-News Subscriptions - The IRS offers several e-News subscriptions on a variety of tax topics

Tax Centers help you quickly find information related to your particular area of interest, industry or profession on one page

Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center - add link to your website under Resources

Small Business Tax Workshop | Flyer

Small Business Tax Workshops, Meetings and Seminars – contact me if your organization host any small business workshops


IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief

Coronavirus and Economic Impact Payments: Guidance  

IRS Operations and Services (Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 01-Nov-2021) *

Filed a Tax Return (updated October 29, 2021) *

Victims of Identity Theft who Sent a Form 14039, Identity Theft Affidavit (added October 27, 2021)

Filed a Form 1139 or Form 1045 (updated September 14, 2021)

Need Help (updated September 3, 2021)

Coronavirus Tax Relief for Businesses and Tax-Exempt Entities

 

IRS News Releases

IR-2021-120, May 27, 2021 — Interest rates remain the same for the third quarter of 2021

    IRS Tax Tips

IR-2021-212, November 1, 2021 — IRS issues another 430,000 refunds for adjustments related to unemployment compensation *

IR-2021-211, October 29, 2021 — Child Tax Credit: Families with income changes must enter them in IRS online portal on Monday to impact Nov. 15 payment; Spanish version coming in late November *

IR-2021-209, October 22, 2021 — IRS, Security Summit partners remind families to make online safety a priority during National Cybersecurity Month *

IR-2021-208, October 22, 2021 — COVID relief: IRS helps employers wanting to rehire retirees or retain employees after retirement age

IR-2021-206, October 20, 2021 — IRS reminds employers to e-file payroll tax returns timely *

IR-2021-205, October 18, 2021 — IRS joins international organizations in fighting charity fraud during special awareness week

IR-2021-202, October 15, 2021 — IRS updates process for frequently asked questions on new tax legislation and addresses reliance concerns *

IR-2021-199, October 8, 2021 — Give tax withholding a fresh look as 2021 year-end nears *

 

 

        IRS Tax Scams/Consumer Alerts 

 

    To report tax-related illegal activities, refer to our chart explaining the types of activity and the appropriate forms or other methods to use.


OK Dept of Comm

ARPA Funds available  https://okgov.force.com/ARPAIntake/s/

Please find the link below with information concerning the American Rescue Plan Act and Oklahoma’s plan for the funding. Please click on the link and watch the video which explains the process in further detail. Remember to check back periodically for updates as more information is added to this website.

Oklahoma American Rescue Plan Act

American Rescue Plan Act - Oklahoma Department of Commerce (okcommerce.gov)
 

New Tool to Help Small Businesses with Commerce and Online Capabilities

The Oklahoma Main Street Center announced the launch of Main Street Online, a new tool developed by Main Street America to help small businesses grow and strengthen their online and ecommerce capabilities. The tool is available at no cost to any small business and provides guidance on Point of Sale systems, website platforms, content creation software and more. It was designed specifically for small businesses with 20 or fewer employees in the retail, service, and food and beverage sectors.

“After 2020, Main Street businesses saw an increased need for ecommerce capabilities,” said Buffy Hughes, State Director of the Oklahoma Main Street Center. “This new tool will help Oklahoma small businesses, not just those in our Main Street communities, to find the best solutions to help them implement an effective online strategy.”

Supported by GoDaddy, the tool assesses the unique needs of individual small businesses and offers customized guidance for implementing and maximizing solutions to improve their digital presence.

“Oklahoma’s small businesses have so much to offer,” said Brent Kisling, Executive Director, Oklahoma Department of Commerce. “By utilizing this tool, they can diversify the ways they do business, opening them up to increased success and a larger customer base.”

Main Street Online is available at mainstreetonlinetool.org


 

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Dept of Labor

 

 

US Department of Labor

Be sure to follow Events Calendar | U.S. Department of Labor (dol.gov) to see all events, including those offered by OSHA, OFCCP, VETS and other DOL agencies.

 

Registration Links:  

U.S. Department of Labor Minimum Wage Executive Order Seminar     Wednesday, January 26, 2022 01:30 - 03:30 pm EST 
Location:  Register through Eventbrite

U.S. Department of Labor Minimum Wage Executive Order Seminar     Thursday, January 27, 2022 01:30 - 03:30 pm EST 
Location: Register through Eventbrite

 


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SBA Funding Updates

Current Score Online Workshops, Webinars and Events


Videos:

SBA Loans Explained
SBA 504 Loan Program-Purchase of Major Fixed Assets.  Helping Businesses Grow and Create Jobs
How to Write a Business Plan
Humphry Slocombe:  Promote using Free Online Marketing
Skaters Landing:  Educate your Customers using Free Marketing
Delivering Success:  Promoting & Growing Your Business
Recordkeeping
Schedule C Profit or Loss from Business
Home Office Deduction

Blogs:

Industry Word
How to Use Your Store Windows Display to Attract Holiday Shoppers
5 Things to Know about Year-End Bonus 
Small Business Owners Share Challenges of Hiring Employees and Gig Workers