Manage, market, and fulfill CARES Act programs and other incentives easily, so your businesses can recover and move FORWARD.
Create online applications and eligibility checks for all your businesses.
Ensure your funds go where they are needed by the fall deadline.
Get real-time reports with detail information on processed applications.
Maximize the impact on businesses and the community.
Your businesses need help—fast. FORWARD connects businesses to funds they can use—and to your agency—while maintaining compliance with CARES Act requirements.
Here is how it works:
Step 1: Partner with us
Help us understand your goals. We’ll share best practices from other jurisdictions and domain experts. Together, we’ll create descriptions and eligibility criteria for your programs.
Step 2: Set up application
We’ll build based on your requirements. Need to collect additional documentation from businesses? Have existing forms you’d like to use? Want help migrating paper or PDF documents? Want to integrate with existing processes like licensing or bill payment? No problem!
Step 3: Keep in touch
FORWARD includes a comprehensive outreach program, including email, direct mail, and phone channels—so you can send weekly to-do lists and encourage businesses to apply for local resources relevant for them.
Step 4: Review and approve
As applications come in, our Eligibility Engine software reviews business applications at scale (with human verification), then quickly processes and disburses checks. Provide additional technical assistance to businesses who need help completing the application.
Step 5: Comply with requirements
Access real-time reports on-demand to get the latest status of the program, including applications received and approved. Leverage the reports to meet CARES Act requirements.
FORWARD gives you full control over your CARES Act programs and brings your business communication and interactions into the modern age.
Replace costly paper-based process with an easy, online experience.
Provide automatic updates to businesses on application status.
Process checks and distribute funds to businesses that need them, fast.
Reach every business in your community and measure your campaigns’ effectiveness.
Security & Privacy
Keep the business information private and not accessible to other 3rd parties.
Resources for businesses
Connect businesses to other state and federal resources beyond the CARES Act, and local resources too.
Request a FREE Consultation
We will sit down with you and discuss how FORWARD can support your goals. More specifically, during this session, we will:
Understand your goals and requirements
Share best practices from other jurisdictions
Discuss project timelines
Identify potential risks, challenges, and mitigation steps
Fill out the form or contact us at 800-819-9785 x1 to get in touch with a specialist today.
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