St. John Properties remains committed to placing our clients’ needs first, and will continue supporting our clients and providing uninterrupted service during this challenging time.
A number of federal and regional business assistance programs have been introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage you to review the available programs and resources detailed below, and will continue to update this page as new information becomes available.
| Business Resources
I. CARES Act – AVAILABLE NOW
The programs and initiatives in the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain non-profits and other employers. To keep up to date on when these programs become available, please stay in contact with your local Small Business Administration (SBA) District Office, which you can locate here.
- Paycheck Protection Program – The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.
- Download the Paycheck Protection Program Application
- Consult with your existing lender to submit your application, or search for an approved PPP lender
- Read the PPP Interim Final Rule Guidance
- SBA Debt Relief – As part of SBA’s debt relief efforts, the SBA will automatically pay the principal, interest, and fees of current 7(a), 504, and microloans for a period of six months. The SBA will also automatically pay the principal, interest, and fees of new 7(a), 504, and microloans issued prior to September 27, 2020.
- SBA Express Bridge Loans – Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program allows small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing and can be a term loans or used to bridge the gap while applying for a direct SBA Economic Injury Disaster loan. If a small business has an urgent need for cash while waiting for decision and disbursement on an Economic Injury Disaster Loan, they may qualify for this program.
Struggling to get started? Learn more in The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act published by the U.S. Senate.
II. U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance – AVAILABLE NOW
Economic Injury Disaster Advance Loan – up to $10,000 grant
These grants provide an emergency advance of up to $10,000 to small businesses and private non-profits harmed by COVID-19 within three days of applying for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). To access the advance, you first apply for an EIDL and then request the advance. The advance does not need to be repaid under any circumstance, and may be used to keep employees on payroll, to pay for sick leave, meet increased production costs due to supply chain disruptions, or pay business obligations, including debts, rent and mortgage payments.
Economic Injury Disaster Loan – up to $2 million
SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance for each affected small business. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing, and may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact.
FOR ALL APPLICATIONS, EXCLUDING NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, THE FOLLOWING ITEMS MUST BE SUBMITTED.
- The application (SBA Form 5), completed and signed
- Tax Information Authorization (IRS Form 4506T), completed and signed by each applicant, each principal owning 20 percent or more of the applicant business, each general partner or managing member; and, for any owner who has greater than 50 percent ownership in an affiliate business. Affiliates include, but are not limited to, business parents, subsidiaries, and/or other businesses with common ownership or management
- Complete copies, including all schedules, of the most recent Federal income tax returns for the applicant business; an explanation if not available
- Personal Financial Statement (SBA Form 413) completed, signed, and dated by the applicant, each principal owning 20 percent or more of the applicant business, and each general partner or managing member
- Schedule of Liabilities listing all fixed debts (SBA Form 2202 may be used)
The federal tax filing deadline has been moved to July 15. Learn more.
Resources by Region
- Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade
- Jefferson County Public Health
- Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation
- Denver Economic Development and Opportunity – Small Business Relief
- City of Westminster
- The City of Golden options for businesses filing sales tax
- Maryland Business Express, Coronavirus Information for Business
- Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Loan Fund. – NOTE: As of 5 p.m. on April 6, Commerce is no longer accepting new applications for its COVID-19 Relief Grant and Loan Programs. All applications that have been submitted are currently being reviewed in the order received. If you have already started an application in the program system, it must be completed and submitted by 5 p.m. on April 7, 2020 in order to be considered.
- Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund. NOTE: As of 5 p.m. on April 6, Commerce is no longer accepting new applications for its COVID-19 Relief Grant and Loan Programs. All applications that have been submitted are currently being reviewed in the order received. If you have already started an application in the program system, it must be completed and submitted by 5 p.m. on April 7, 2020 in order to be considered.
- Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Manufacturing Fund. This $5 million incentive program helps Maryland manufacturers to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) that is urgently needed by hospitals and health-care workers across the country.
- The Maryland Insurance Administration has shared insight into Business Interruption Insurance on their website. MIA has also put together an FAQ addressing insurance-related questions about coronavirus.
- Maryland business and individual income taxpayers will be given a 90-day extension for tax payments.
- No interest or penalty for late payments will be imposed if 2019 tax payments are made by July 15, 2020. See 90-day extension for tax payments for more information, or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
- Comptroller Franchot also extended business-related tax filing deadlines to June 1. Get additional information regarding business tax returns – including sales and use tax, alcohol tax, etc. – and income tax extensions.
- Businesses who paid their Maryland Sales & Use Taxes for March early may request a refund of their payment by emailing email@example.com or by calling 410-260-4020.
- Greater Baltimore resources for small businesses navigating coronavirus pandemic from The Baltimore Business Journal
- Utah Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
- Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development
- Pleasant Grove – Lindon Chamber of Commerce
| Frequently Asked Questions
Are the St. John Properties offices open?
While many of our employees are working remotely, St. John Properties remains open for business. Our Property Managers and Leasing Agents are available to address your concerns, and our in-house Maintenance team will continue to provide uninterrupted service.
Maintenance Requests for Baltimore area clients:
To file a maintenance request, visit the Client Services page and click “File My Maintenance Request,” call 410.788.0400, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For after-hours maintenance requests call 410.375.9665.
Maintenance Requests for clients in all other regions:
How is St. John Properties communicating with their tenants?
Our Property Managers are updating our tenants as new information becomes available. If you have a question, please contact your Property Manager.
Can rent payments be made electronically?
Payments sent by mail will continue to be processed normally. If you are interested in setting up electronic rent payments, please contact us.
How is St. John Properties working to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in my building?
In full service buildings we have increased efforts to conduct disinfectant maintenance. As such, we disinfect common touch areas such as elevator call plates and buttons, elevator interiors, stairwell railings, door handles, restrooms, and other common areas. We are installing community hand sanitizer dispensers in our common lobbies.
How can I help prevent the spread of the coronavirus?
Consistent with the CDC’s recommendations, we are advising tenants to consider the following preventative measures:
- Practice social distancing by keeping at least six feet away from another person and congregating with no more than 10 people at a time.
- Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer that contains at least 60-95% alcohol.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a fixed elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing. Throw the tissue away immediately after use, and wash your hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects or surfaces.
- Sick employees should stay home until symptom/fever-free for 24 hours. If employees become ill while at work, they should go home immediately.
Where can I find out more information about the coronavirus?
The Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) website contains a vast amount of information about the virus as well as resources for the community and businesses.
| Coronavirus Resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC’s “Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)” webpage
This webpage contains information about the virus, steps to prevent illness, and statistics about where cases have been located.
World Health Organization (WHO)
The WHO’s “Q&A on coronavirus (COVID-19)” webpage
This webpage addresses frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19.
Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center
This webpage is home to the Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University, an interactive, up-to-date map of confirmed cases.