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FAQs

What's an eligible expense?


  • Costs related to meeting public health requirements tied to COVID-19, including, but not limited to:
  • Creating social distancing
  • Cleaning and disinfecting
  • Purchasing equipment to protect employees and/or customers (hand sanitizer, masks, gloves, thermometers)
  • Contactless equipment (credit card readers, etc.)
  • Expenses to facilitate teleworking (laptops, printers, scanners)
  • Necessary re-opening expenses (tents, outdoor tables)
  • Signage pertaining to reopening or restructuring
  • Installation of drive-through windows
  • Business interruption costs related to COVID-19, including, but not limited to:
  • Unemployment insurance costs
  • Providing paid sick leave
  • Inventory replacement (replacing spoiled food)
  • Increased labor costs (hiring delivery drivers)
  • Mortgage interest
  • Rent
  • Payroll
  • Utilities




What's an ineligible expense?


  • Lost profits or lost revenue
  • Damages that have been or will be covered by insurance
  • Costs that have been or will be reduced by any other federal or state program
  • Severance pay
  • Legal settlements




What information will I need to provide?


  • Federal taxpayer identification number
  • State taxpayer identification number
  • Business legal name and authorized representative name, address, phone number and email address
  • Date of formation/creation
  • Business address, phone number and email address
  • Industry category and business type





Louisiana State Capitol Building

900 North Third Street, Third Floor

Baton Rouge, LA 70802

P.O. Box 44154 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804


Treasury Main Line: (225) 342-0010

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Any documents sent to the Department of Treasury may be subject to L.R.S. 44:1 et seq., the Public Records Law.