CDA is advocating for support and relief targeted at dentists to allow them to protect their dental practices during this public health and economic crisis. This support includes grants, prospective payments and long-term, no-interest business continuity loans to help members and staff mitigate damage from loss of income. As part of this aggressive advocacy, members are asked to send their Congressional representatives the below letter to help alleviate the challenges facing small-business owners and their employees.
Congress is currently negotiating a fourth Coronavirus relief package, this one targeted at expanding the assistance to small businesses and health care providers included in the third package, the CARES Act. CDA is asking you to contact your member of Congress to urge them to provide additional funding for Small Business Administration loans (especially the Paycheck Protection Program) so that more small-business owners can receive SBA relief funds.
Specifically, we are asking Congress to:
You may edit the letter to add your personal story, if you wish.
Stay tuned for more action alerts on our other priorities around the COVID-19 response in the coming weeks.
Public Affairs Specialist