COVID-19 Small Business Resources

COVID-19 small business resources

This COVID-19 small business resource guide is committed to providing the latest information, tools and support available to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19/novel coronavirus outbreak. This page will be updated frequently as new federal, state and private resources to assist small businesses become available. Additionally, you can also receive professional business advice and free or low-cost business training from your local Small Business Development Center!

Updated July 28th, 2020

About COVID-19, also known as the Novel Coronavirus

SARS-CoV-2, or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2, is the formal designation for the virus that causes COVID-19, or Coronavirus Disease 2019. Comprehensive information regarding the virus, disease and protection measures can be found at the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. With global spread at an alarming rate, the World Health Organization declared this outbreak a pandemic on March 11th, 2020.

COVID-19 Small Business Resources & Assistance

The United States Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act in March 2020 to provide federal government support in response to the COVID-19/novel coronavirus outbreak. After the initial funds were exhausted, Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program & Health Care Enhancement Act in April 2020 to provide an additional $380 billion to resume the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is continuing to lead the rollout of assistance for America’s small businesses. This includes the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), SBA Debt Relief on new and current 7(a) loans, SBA Express Bridge Loans and additional guidance to businesses and employers.

Paycheck Protection Program

This program is a loan offering designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to retain their workers and cover certain other expenses. Eligible recipients may qualify for a loan up to $10 million. If you maintain your workforce, SBA will forgive the portion of the loan proceeds that are used to cover the first 24 weeks of payroll, rent, mortgage interest and utilities.

Any small business with less than 500 employees (including sole proprietorships, independent contractors and self-employed persons), private non-profit organizations or 501(c)(19) veterans organizations affected by the outbreak are eligible.

Program update: The Paycheck Protection Program resumed accepting applications July 6, 2020, at 9:00 AM EDT. The new deadline to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program loan is August 8, 2020.

Learn more about the SBA Paycheck Protection Program here.

For small businesses who secured the PPP loan, a key benefit was funds designated for specific expenses made the loan forgivable. The SBA released the application and instructions for the Loan Forgiveness on Friday, May 15th. Provided below are resources on navigating and understanding the process.

Economic Injury Disaster Loans & Loan Advances

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced on March 12, 2020 that they will be processing disaster assistance loans for small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19/novel coronavirus and the federal, state and local efforts to combat the spread. This assistance program provides targeted, low-interest disaster recovery loans up to $2 million and loan advances up to $10,000 to small businesses. These loans provide working capital to support small businesses that are experiencing temporary loss of revenue as a result of the outbreak. Complete eligibility criteria can be found in the online application. On June 15, SBA will begin accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance applications from qualified small businesses and U.S. agricultural businesses.

To apply, complete the streamlined, online application here: COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application.

For additional information, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center. Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

Learn more about SBA Disaster Loan Assistance here.

Debt Relief

This program will provide reprieve to small businesses as they overcome the challenges created by the outbreak.

For new 7(a) loans issued prior to September 27, 2020, the SBA will pay the principal and interest on these loans. For current 7(a) loans, the SBA will pay the principal and interest for a period of six months.

Express Bridge Loans

This program is designed for small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender. Loans of up to $25,000 can be secured with a fast turnaround to provide bridge funding to cover immediate expenses while the small business applies for or awaits disbursement of a direct SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (see above).

To apply, begin by contacting your local SBA District Office to find an Express Bridge Loan Lender.

Learn more about SBA Express Bridge Loans here.

COVID-19 Small Business Financial Aid & Tax Guide

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as part of their Save Small Business Initiative, has prepared the following comparison guide to assist small businesses with evaluating their options:

COVID-19 small business resources

Guidance for Businesses & Employers

The following interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). For updates, visit the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – guidance that may help prevent workplace exposure in non-healthcare settings. See guidance for Healthcare Professionals here.

Detecting Scams & Fraud

Scammers and other bad actors are actively using these opportunities to defraud individuals and small businesses as well as compromise sensitive information. This includes the fraudulent use of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)’s name and logo in phone calls, emails, text messages and letters. The SBA has provided the following guidance:

  • If you are contacted by someone claiming to be from the SBA –  suspect fraud.
  • Email address from SBA or other legitimate government agencies will always end in .gov.
  • There is no cost to apply for a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan and SBA will never ask you to provide a credit card.
  • Do not release any private information (SSN, DOB, etc.) or banking information in response to an unsolicited caller, letter, email or text.
  • An SBA logo in an email or webpage does not guarantee the information is accurate or from the SBA.
  • Check for spelling and grammatical errors in an email and be wary of clicking on any links or opening attachments.
  • If you are in the process of applying for an SBA loan and receive correspondence asking for PII, ensure that the referenced application number is consistent with your application number.
  • For help with Economic Injury Disaster Loans, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center. Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or send an e-mail to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.
  • For inquiries regarding SBA support for small businesses, send an email to answerdesk@sba,gov.

Be vigilant and trust your instincts. If something seems too good to be true, then it likely is.

Other Federal COVID-19 Small Business Resources

Main Street Lending Program – The Federal Reserve established the Main Street Lending Program to support lending to small and medium-sized businesses.

U.S. Department of Labor Coronavirus Resources covering issues such as workplace safety; wage, hours, and leave; unemployment insurance flexibilities; and injured federal workers.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19.

Centers for Disease Control Coronavirus Resources for Businesses and Employers, community resources , and business reopening guidance

FEMA Coronavirus best practices, fact sheets, and other community resources

FEMA Toolkit for Businesses Resuming Operations – provides content to conduct a workshop for resuming operations.

State COVID-19 Small Business Resources Resources

While their are numerous federal resources and assistance programs underway, many states and municipalities have established resources and financial assistance programs for their local small businesses. The following are specific state COVID-19 small business resources. If you are aware of other resources in your state we should include, please Contact Us.

Alabama

Alabama SBDC – COVID-19 Resources

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak Updates – Alabama Department of Revenue

Business Resources for Coronavirus Response – Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama

COVID-19 Resources for Small Business – Atlas Alabama

Made in Alabama: Information and Resources for Businesses – Alabama Department Of Commerce

Alaska

Alaska SBDC – COVID-19 Resource Center

Business Resources for Coronavirus – Alaska Chamber

Arizona

Arizona SBDC – COVID-19 Resource Guide

Resources and Information for Arizona Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

COVID-19 Resources: What you need to know – Arizona Small Business Association

Arizona COVID-19 Business Resources – Arizona Commerce Authority

Covid-19 Recursos Empresariales de Arizona – Arizona Commerce Authority (Spanish version)

Coronavirus Information Center – Chamber Business News, a project of the Arizona Chamber Foundation

Arkansas

Arkansas SBDC – COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources for Businesses and Employers – Arkansas Economic Development Commission

COVID-19, Coronavirus & Arkansas – Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce

California

California SBDC – COVID-19 Resources

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Resources – California Office of Business and Economic Development

Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program for COVID-19 – Small Business Finance Center (SBFC) – California Infrastructure & Economic Development Bank

Economic Development Resources for COVID-19 – California Association for Local Economic Development

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Resources – CalChamber

Stabilization, Opportunity, and Resilience (SOAR) Loan Program – Superior California Economic Development (SCED) providing short-term working capital loans from $5,000 to $20,000

Colorado

Colorado SBDC – COVID-19 Small Business Response Resources

Colorado Dept. of Labor: Information and Resources on Coronavirus – resources for employees and employers from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Colorado – state and national resources from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment and State Emergency Operations Center

Colorado Chamber of Commerce – COVID-19 Updates and Resources

COVID-19 News, Data & Resources – Economic Development Council of Colorado

Connecticut

Connecticut SBDC – COVID19 Business Resource Center

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Business Resources – State of Connecticut

Coronavirus Business Recovery Resources – Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development

Delaware

Delaware SBDC – COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Information for Delaware Small Businesses – Delaware Division of Small Business

Delaware Chamber of Commerce – Coronavirus Resources for Businesses

Florida

Florida SBDC – COVID-19 Resources

Tampa Bay SBDC – COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Business Resources & Economic Relief – Florida Chamber of Commerce

COVID-19 Resources for Florida Businesses – Enterprise Florida

COVID-19 Resource Hub – Florida Economic Development Council

Georgia

Georgia SBDC – Response and Recovery

Georgia Department of Economic Development: COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council

Hawaii

Hawaii Chamber of Commerce: Commencing Commerce…Safely

Resources for Hawai’i Small Businesses During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Dept. of Economic Development: COVID-19 Hawaii Business Resource Page

Idaho

Idaho SBDC – COVID-19 Resources

Idaho Department of Commerce COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Resources – Idaho Economic Development Association

Illinois

COVID-19 Information for Small Business – Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

COVID-19 Emergency Small Business Assistance Initiatives

Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program – Invest in Illinois

Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund – City of Chicago

COVID-19 Community Recovery Initiative – Cook County Government

Rockford COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Loan Fund

COVID-19 Resources – Illinois Economic Development Association

Indiana

Indiana SBDC – COVID19 Resources

Indiana COVID-19 Business Resource Center

Information and Resources for Small Businesses – Indiana Chamber of Commerce

COVID-19 Resources – Indiana Economic Development Association

Iowa

Iowa SBDC – COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19: Iowa Business Recovery Assistance

Guidance for Iowa Businesses During COVID-19 – Iowa Source Link

COVID-19 Resources – Iowa Area Development Group

Kansas

Kansas SBDC – COVID-19 Small Business Resources

Kansas Department of Commerce Resources for Businesses

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Resources & Updates

Coronavirus Resources – Kansas Economic Development Corp

Kentucky

Kentucky SBDC – COVID-19 Resources

Kentucky Chamber Business Resources for Employers for Coronavirus

COVID-19 Resources & Actions – Kentucky Economic Development Association

Louisiana

Louisiana SBDC – COVID-19 Resources

Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Resources for Impacted Businesses

Maine

Maine SBDC – COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Relief Loan Programs – Finance Authority of Maine

Taking Care of Business during COVID-19 Crisis – Maine State Chamber of Commerce

Maine Resource Compass – Grants and loan programs for entrepreneurs and small businesses

Maryland

Maryland SBDC – COVID-19 Assistance

Maryland Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Business

Layoff Aversion Fund – Maryland Dept. of Labor

Massachusetts

Massachusetts SBDC – COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources and Guidance for Businesses

MassEcon COVID-19 Resource Center

COVID-19 Resources for Massachusetts Small Businesses

Michigan

Michigan SBDC – Supporting Your Business During COVID-19

Resources for Michigan Businesses during COVID-19 – Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Michigan Small Business Restart Program –CARES Act funding for the Michigan Small Business Restart Program to support Michigan businesses that have suffered impacts by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minnesota

Minnesota Rochester Regional SBDC – COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Information & Resources – Minnesota Dept. of Employment & Economic Development

COVID-19 Business Toolkit – Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

COVID-19 Resources – Economic Development Association of Minnesota

Mississippi

Mississippi SBDC – COVID-19 Resources

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency COVID-19 Resources – state of emergency declaration, testing sites, and closures

Coronavirus Resources for Employers – Mississippi Economic Development Council

COVID-19 Information and Resources – Mississippi Development Authority

Missouri

Missouri SBDC – COVID-19 Resources

Small Business Disaster Loan Program – Missouri Department of Economic Development

MO COVID-19 Business Resources – Missouri Dept. Health Services

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Resources & Updates – MoSourceLinkk

Missouri Small Business Grant Program – Missouri small businesses and family-owned farms may benefit from the Small Business Grant Program which is providing reimbursement of costs of business interruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

Montana

Montana Department of Commerce – Business Recovery Assistance

Montana COVID-19 Community Resources

COVID-19 Resources for Montana Employers – Montana Dept. Of Labor

COVID-19 Resources for Businesses – Montana Chamber of Commerce

Nebraska

Nebraska SBDC – Business Resiliency Resources

Nebraska COVID-19 Community Resources

Department of Economic Development COVID-19 Information

Nevada

Nevada SBDC – COVID-19 Resources

Guidance to Nevada’s Employers and Workforce – Nevada Department of Health and Human Services

New Hampshire

New Hampshire SBDC – COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 NH Business Resources

New Jersey

New Jersey SBDC – COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Information for New Jersey Businesses

New Jersey Business & Industry Association Coronavirus Resource & Recovery – Select Grants & Loans and other related resources from navigation menu

NJEDA Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program – New Jersey Economic Development Authority will award a total of $45 million in federal CARES Act funding to small businesses up to $10,000 each.

New Mexico

New Mexico SBDC – COVID-19 Resources

New Mexico Small Business Investment Corp. – funding added to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19

New Mexico Economic Development Department – COVID-19 Business Resources

Information for Workers & Businesses Affected by COVID-19

Finance New Mexico Grant & Loan Resources for Businesses

New Mexico Association of Grantmakers – Philanthropy’s Response for COVID-19

New York

New York SBDC – COVID-19 Resources

Assistance & Guidance for Businesses Impacted Due to Novel Coronavirus

COVID-19 Business Relief Resources – New York City Economic Development Corporation

Economic Recovery and COVID-19 Loans for Small Businesses – NY Empire State Development

COVID-19 Updates and Resources – New York State Economic Development Council

New York Forward Loan Fund – An economic recovery loan program aimed at supporting New York businesses, nonprofits, and small landlords in re-opening after the COVID-19 crisis

North Carolina

North Carolina SBDC – Navigating Your Business through COVID-19

COVID-19 Resources for Businesses and Employers – North Carolina DHHS

Resources for N.C. Businesses COVID-19 – North Carolina Dept of Commerce

North Dakota

North Dakota SBDC – Business Continuity

COVID-19 Business and Employer Resources – North Dakota State Government

COVID-19 Resources – Economic Development Association of North Dakota

Ohio

Ohio SBDC – COVID-19 Recovery Resource Center

Ohio Chamber of Commerce – COVID-19 Business Resources

Ohio Women’s Small Business Accelerator – COVID-19 Resources

Businesses/Employers – COVID-19 Checklist

Oklahoma

Tulsa Regional Chamber – COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources – Oklahoma Department of Commerce

Oklahoma Economic Development Authority COVID-19 Resources

Oregon

Oregon SBDC – COVID-19 Business Resources

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Businesses

Assisting Businesses with Coronavirus Impact – Oregon Economic Development Association

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania SBDC – COVID-19 Resources

Responding to COVID-19 – for businesses

Business Resources for Coronavirus – Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry

COVID-19 Resources for Businesses – Pennsylvania Department of Economic Development

Pa. to give $225 million in grants to small businesses hurt by coronavirus – $225 million from the CARES Act will be available through three programs to help small businesses.

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Departamento de Desarrollo Económico y Comercio – Herramientas para COVID-19 – Sitio en español: Provedor de herramientas para ayudar a los PyMEs a enfrentar los retos que trae consigo el COVID-19. (Site is Spanish only, provides tools for small and medium-sized businesses to face the challenges of COVID-19.)

Rhode Island

Rhode Island SBDC – COVID-19 Resources and Information

COVID-19 Resources – Rhode Island Commerce Corporation

South Carolina

South Carolina SBDC – COVID-19 Resources

Dept. of Health and Environmental Control: Businesses & Employers (COVID-19)

SC Commerce COVID-19 Resources

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources – South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development

South Dakota

COVID-19 Resources – South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development

COVID-19 Coronavirus: Resources and Support for Startups and Small Businesses in South Dakota

Tennessee

Tennessee SBDC – COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Small Business Resources

COVID-19 Updates and Information – Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development

Texas

Texas Gulf Coast SBDC – COVID-19 Resources

South-West Texas Border SBDC – COVID Business Recovery Accelerator

Northwest Texas SBDC – COVID-19 Resources

North Texas SBDC – COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Business Resources – Texas Economic Development

COVID-19 Resources for Employers – Texas Workforce Commission

COVID-19 Resources, Updates & Links – Texas Economic Development Council

PeopleFund COVID-19 Resources

TSBEMS Small Business Grant – Texas Small Business Emergency Micro-Grant Source

Utah

Utah SBDC – COVID-19 Resources & Information

Coronavirus Resources for Businesses

Coronavirus Updates – Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Vermont

Vermont SBDC – COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Guidance for Vermont Businesses

Virginia

Virginia SBDC – COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources – Virginia Economic Developers Association

Washington

Washington SBDC – COVID-19 Resources

Washington State Coronavirus Response (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Resource Directory – Washington Economic Development Association

COVID-19: Crisis Planning Tools & Resources – Washington State Dept of Commerce

Washington State Small Business Guidance: COVID-19 Business Resources – Listing of state and local resources, including funding opportunities.

Washington, DC

Recovery Resources for Businesses

COVID-19: Business Guidance & Resources – Washington DC Economic Development Partnership

West Virginia

West Virginia SBDC – COVID-19 Resources

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – information from the Department of Health and Human Resources

COVID-19 Business Relief Resources – West Virginia Development Office

Wisconsin

Wisconsin SBDC – COVID-19 Resources

Wisconsin SBDC – Info on SBA Disaster Loan Assistance

COVID-19: How we can help businesses – University of Wisconsin Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship

COVID-19 Business Resources – Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Wyoming

Wyoming SBDC – COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Response Tips for Small Businesses – The Wyoming Business Council creates business relief grant programs to distribute $325 million of federal Coronavirus aid to Wyoming’s small business owners who have experienced hardship related to the Coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 Resources – Wyoming Economic Development Association

Private Sector Resources for Small Businesses

While federal, state, local governments are providing financial assistance to small businesses, so too has the private sector stepped up to support entrepreneurs. The following are select resources from private sector.

Comprehensive Guides

Find Funding Assistance & Relief by State – small businesses funding by states (federal and private)

COVIDCAP: Cash Relief for Entrepreneurs Everywhere – global searchable database for entrepreneurs to identify over $1 trillion in local COVID-19 cash and cash-equivalent relief, compiled by CASE at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Funds for Coronavirus Relief Provided By Candid – a compiled list of funds specifically established for businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic

US Chamber of Commerce: A State-by-State Guide to Coronavirus Financial Assistance – state and regional financial assistance opportunities for small businesses

The Big List of COVID-19 Financial Assistance Programs for Small Businesses by State – a comprehensive guide of financial assistance programs for small businesses hurt by the outbreak of COVID-19 by state and county

Resources for Women-Owned Businesses – funding resources for women owned businesses

Small Business Assistance

LiftFund Disaster Relief 2020 Loan Program – LiftFund has a disaster relief loan for small businesses up to $50,000 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stimulus 2020 – Fund Rocket and Womply created $1,000 no fees and no interest funds for small businesses.

Goldman Sachs COVID-19 relief fund –  $775 million committed through  Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs), and other mission-driven lenders

JPMorgan Chase Supporting Small Businesses – $8 million to assist small businesses vulnerable to significant economic hardships in the U.S., China and Europe.

Opportunity Fund: Assistance for Small Business Owners Affected by COVID-19

Wefunder helping small businesses – Wefunder has funded ~$130M in hundreds of small businesses from over 400,000 investors.

US Bank helps small business owners – $4 million in grants in the hands of three key national partners – LISC, the United Way and Operation HOPE – to support small business owners and crisis relief.

Zapier helps most impacted small business customers – committing $1 million to help our most impacted small business customers

GoFundme Small Business Relief Fund – helping small businesses to collect money for funding

Mailchimp Relief Fund – giving $10 million in Mailchimp service to our small business customers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Honeycomb Crowdfunded Small Business Relief Loan – Small businesses may qualify to receive crowdfunded loans up to $75,000 to assist with business impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kabbage Helping Small Businesses – launched an online hub to boost sales by including through a system where businesses can sell gift cards to consumers for use at a later date.

AT&T waiving fees – next 60 days, AT&T will not terminate their services because of their inability to pay

1Password Business offering free service for 6 months to Small Businesses – 1Password proving free 6 months service to keep business files secure when working remotely.

LinkedIn offering free courses for working remotely –free learning path with online courses.

Cisco WebEx COVID-19 – committing $225 million in cash, in-kind, and planned-giving to support both the global and local response to COVID-19.

Zoom Support during the COVID-19 pandemic – articles and video tutorials on effectively using Zoom to navigate the coronavirus pandemic. Offering free for personal meetings for small businesses.

Slack COVID-19 Small Business Assistance – The business communication platform Slack is assisting small businesses supporting critical relief efforts with 3 months of their Plus package.

Bauer Internet Free Video Conferencing – Bauer Internet is offering free video conferencing to businesses and schools.

Yahoo!  – Offering website builder package (including domain name), business plan creator, 10 GB storage and unlimited bandwidth, and more for free for a year.

Ad credits for Google Ads Small and Medium-sized Businesses – As part of a larger commitment from Google to support small and medium-sized businesses, $340 million in Google Ads credits, to be used towards future ad spend, are being made available worldwide.

UPS Resource Portal – portal to assist small businesses in their logistics and shipping needs.

Competitive Grants

Visa Foundation Grants – committing $210 Million to Support Small and Micro Businesses and Immediate COVID-19 Emergency Relief

Hello Alice Small Business Grants – offering up to $10,000 emergency grants, being distributed to small business owners impacted by this pandemic. Additional Business for All grants offering up to $50,000 to support business growth, including $10,000 emergency aid to help small businesses in crisis.

Thryv Foundation funding grants to small businesses – helping small businesses with grants.

LISC Rapid Relief & Resiliency Fund – grants of $20,000 awarded to small business owners to help cover eligible expenses. The round 5 application period opens July 27, 2020.

Women-Owned and Minority-Owned Business Resources

COVID-19 Relief on IFundWomen – Women entrepreneurs may benefit from grants and other relief funding from I Fund Women, including a collaboration with Visa to support Black women-owned businesses.

The Red Backpack Fund – The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation is making at least 1,000 grants of $5,000 each to female entrepreneurs with annual revenues less than $5 million in the U.S. to help support the long-term recovery of those impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

NALCAB Mobilizes $6 Million in Emergency Funding – National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders is partnering with various organizations to provide $6 million in emergency funding for small businesses and nonprofit organizations that have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Wells Fargo Open for Business Fund – Aimed at supporting Black and African-American-owned small businesses, Wells Fargo is donating approximately $400 million in processing fees to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Caress IFundWomenofCikir COVID-19 Grant – Caress has committed $1 million to supporting women of color small businesses owners who have been directly impacted by COVID-19 in collaboration with IFundWomen of Color funding platform.

Additional Resources

Already in business or thinking about starting your own small business? Check out our various small business resources:

Remember, you can also receive free professional business advice and free or low-cost business training from your local Small Business Development Center!

If you have a small business resource you think should be included here, please Contact Us.

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