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List of COVID-19 Resources for US Small Businesses

Last updated: May 20, 2020, 1:00pm 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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Nationwide Programs

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

Apply online on the SBA Disaster Loan website.

Craft Emergency Relief Fund

Learn more from CERF+.

Artist Relief

Get more information from Artist Relief.

Restaurant Employee Relief Fund 

Get more information from the National Restaurant Association. The Red Backpack Fund

Read more from Global Giving.

Arizona

LFA’s Small Business Relief Fund

Get more information from Local First Arizona.

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.

Small Business Assistance Grant Program

Read more from the City of Santa Clara.

Colorado

Small Business Emergency Relief Program Form

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

COVID-19 CO Creatives Relief Grant

Get more information from Colorado Creative Industries.

Breckenridge Small Business Rent Relief Program

Read more from the Town of Breckenridge.

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.

The Hospitality Emergency Grant Program

Learn more from Accion.

Indiana

Business Ownership Initiative Rapid Response Loan Fund 

Get more information from the Indy Chamber.

Public Health Emergency Small Business Grant Application

Learn more from the City of Lawrenceburg.

Idaho

COVID-19 Fund for Idaho

Read more from The Idaho Community Foundation.

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.

KC COVID-19 Small Business Relief Loan Fund

Read more from AltCap.

HOST (Helping Others Support Topeka)

Get more information from The Greater Topeka Partnership.

Kentucky

Southeast Kentucky Downtown Business Stimulus Fund

Learn more from the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky.

Louisiana

Small Business Loan and Guaranty Program

Get more information from Louisiana Economic Development.

Louisiana Loan Portfolio Guaranty Program

Read more from Louisiana Economic Development.

New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA) Relief Fund

Get more information from the New Orleans Business Alliance.

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.

City of Holyoke Business Emergency Operations Grant

Read more from the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce.

Michigan

The Michigan Small Business Relief Program

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

Small Business Relief Grant Program

Get more information from Meridian Township.

Minnesota

Small Business Emergency Loans

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

Minnesota Small Business Loan Guarantee Program

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.

KC COVID-19 Small Business Relief Loan Fund

Read more from AltCap.

Montana

Montana Coronavirus Relief

Read about the different relief programs available from the Montana Department of Commerce.

Nebraska

CDBG Resources to Assist Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Get more information from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.

New Hampshire

Manchester Small Business Recovery Loan Fund

Learn more from the Greater Manchester Chamber.

New Mexico

New Mexico Recovery Fund

Read more from Sun Mountain Capital.

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.

North Dakota

North Dakota Development Fund Loans

Get more information from the North Dakota State Government.

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.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City Small Business Continuity Program

Learn more from the City of Oklahoma City.

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.

Certified Economic Development Organizations (CEDOs)

Read more from the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development.

Rhode Island

COVID-19 Response Fund Grants

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

Read more from Pawtucket City Hall.

South Carolina

The One SC Fund: COVID-19 Response Learn more from the Central Carolina Community Foundation.

Texas

Pflugerville Pfund Read more from the Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce.

COVID-19 Grantmaking Get more information from the Waco Foundation.

COVID-19 Response Fund Read more from the San Antonio Area Foundation.

Utah

Small Business Bridge Loan Program

Get more information from Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development.

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.

West Virginia

Disaster Recovery Fund for COVID-19

Get more information from the Tucker Community Foundation.

Wisconsin

Small Business 20/20

Learn more from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

We’re All In

Learn more from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

Wyoming

Community Emergency Response Fund

Get more information from the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole.

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