MENOMINEE — With the recently passed CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act, First National Bank and Trust is available to help local area businesses get assistance and relief from this economic stimulus package.

Struggling small businesses may be eligible for a new Paycheck Protection Loan, which can help cover payroll costs, group health care benefits, employee salaries, interest on any mortgage obligation, rent, utilities, and any other debt obligations occurred before Feb. 15. There are also opportunities with the Emergency Economic Injury Grant and Economic Injury Disaster Loans, as well as the Small Business Debt Relief Program for businesses with SBA loans.

“We are truly inspired by the many amazing people doing all they can to help others during this crisis,” said Dale Cook, First National Bank & Trust business banker. “As proud as we are of our community and outstanding team members at First National Bank & Trust, we are in awe of the many community leaders who have stepped forward to address essential services, needs and concerns. We are here to support local business in these unprecedented times and provide essential resources and relief to the fullest extent possible. We are vested and working diligently to streamline the offerings of the CARES Act recently passed by Congress, for our community. We encourage you to contact one of our business bankers to discuss what is available.”

For more information, as well as online contact information, people may visit www.fnbimk.com/cares-act-assistance.