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List of COVID-19 Resources for US Small Businesses

Last updated: April 1, 2020, 11:30am EST. 

With the spread of COVID-19, we know there’s a lot of instability and uncertainty for small business owners across the country. As such, below we’ve compiled some of the different relief programs that may be available to support small business owners through this difficult time.

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National Programs

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

Apply online on the SBA Disaster Loan website.

Craft Emergency Relief Fund

Learn more from CERF+.

Alabama

The #BHAMSTRONG Small Business Loan Fund

Learn more from #BhamStrong.

Arkansas

Quick Action Loan Program

Read more from Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

California

Berkeley Relief Fund

Read more from the Berkeley Relief Fund committee.

Covid-19 Small Business Resiliency Fund

Learn more and apply on San Francisco’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) website.

Los Angeles City Small Business Emergency Microloan Program

To learn more about eligibility, read more from Los Angeles’ Economic & Workforce Development Department.

SFF COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

Read more from the San Francisco Foundation.

Colorado

Small Business Emergency Relief Program Form

Learn more and fill out the questionnaire from the City and County of Denver.

Connecticut

Connecticut Recovery Bridge Loan Program

Learn more from Connecticut’s Official State Website.

Delaware

Hospitality Emergency Loan Program (HELP)

Read more from Delaware’s Government Information Center.

Florida

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program

Read more and learn how to apply from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

Georgia

LiftFund Small Business Disaster Relief Programs

Learn more from LiftFund.

Business Continuity Loan Fund Get more information from Invest Atlanta.

Illinois

Chicago Small Business Resiliency Loan Fund

Read more on the City of Chicago's website.

Indiana

Business Ownership Initiative Rapid Response Loan Fund 

Get more information from the Indy Chamber.

Iowa

Small Business Relief Program

Learn more from the Iowa Economic Development Authority.

Kansas

Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency (HIRE)

Read more from the Kansas Department of Commerce.

Louisiana

Small Business Loan and Guaranty Program

Get more information from Louisiana Economic Development.

Maine

COVID-19 Relief Business Direct Loan Program

Learn more from the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME).

Maryland

Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Programs for Businesses Read more from the Maryland Department of Commerce.

COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund Learn more from the Maryland Department of Labor.

Massachusetts

Boston Artist Relief Fund Read more from City of Boston Arts and Culture.

Emergency Micro-loan Program Get more information from the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce.

Restaurant Strong Grant 

Learn more from The Grant Hill Foundation.

Michigan

The Michigan Small Business Relief Program

Read more and learn how to apply from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

Minnesota

Small Business Emergency Loans

Read more from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Missouri

Small Business Resource Fund

Get more information from the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership. Gateway Resilience-Fund

Review the application from the St. Louis Community Foundation.

Nebraska

CDBG Resources to Assist Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Get more information from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.

New Mexico

COVID-19 Business Loan Guarantee Program Learn more from the New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD).

North Carolina

North Carolina COVID-19 Rapid Recovery for Small Businesses

Read more from NC Rapid Recovery.

New Jersey

Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program

Read more from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.

Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program

Read more from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.

The Princeton Area Community Foundation COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund

Get more information from The Princeton Area Community Foundation.

New York

NYC Employee Retention Grant Program

Learn more and apply from the City of New York.

NYC Small Business Continuity Loan Fund

Read more about the fund and how to apply from the City of New York.

Emergency Small Business Relief Loan Fund

Get more information from Renaissance.

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Program for Small Businesses (Syracuse)

Learn more from the City of Syracuse. NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund 

Read more from The New York Community Trust.

Oregon

Hillsboro Small Business Emergency Relief Program

Get updates from the City of Hillsboro.

Jade District-Oldtown COVID-19 Small Business Response Fund

Learn how to apply from the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO).

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund

Learn more from the City of Philadelphia.

Rhode Island

COVID-19 Response Fund Grants

Get more information from the Rhode Island Foundation. PBDC Loan Programs

Read more from Pawtucket City Hall.

Washington

Small Business Stabilization Fund

Learn more from the City of Seattle.

Washington D.C.

DC Small Business Recovery Microgrants

Get more information from the Government of the District of Columbia.

Wisconsin

Small Business 20/20

Learn more the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

Wyoming

Community Emergency Response Fund

Get more information from the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole.

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