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Federal resources are now available to assist small business owners during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Information on this page has been gathered from various resources. This is a rapidly changing situation, so check the websites and social media accounts of the entities below for the most up-to-the-minute information.

If you are a government agency or entity and would like your information added to this page, please submit your information via email.

State COVID-19 Resources  Local COVID-19 Resources  Specialty COVID-19 Resources

U.S. Government Services and Information

Access the most recent information regarding the official U.S. Government Response to the Coronavirus.

Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Congress’s latest coronavirus relief package, the CARES Act, is the largest economic relief bill in U.S. history and will allocate $2.2 trillion in support to individuals and businesses affected by the pandemic and economic downturn. Learn More

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force

Access the latest information from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force at the White House. Learn More

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC offers a wide variety of information regarding COVID-19 including specific guidelines for businesses. Learn More

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. Resources will be updated as new information is available. Learn More

U.S. Department of Agriculture

COVID-19 is having wide impact on various industries and the USDA has compiled answers to its impact on the Agricultural Industry from food access and animal health to research and infrastructure. Learn More

U.S. Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor has resources to help workers and employers prepare for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) which includes workplace safety; wages, hours, and leave; unemployment insurance flexibilities; support for dislocated workers and status, etc. Learn More

On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor announced new action regarding how American workers and employers will benefit from the protections and relief offered by the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, both part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The Department’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) posted a temporary rule issuing regulations pursuant to this new law, effective April 1, 2020. Learn More

U.S. Department of Labor – Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA’s COVID-19 webpage provides information for workers and employers about the evolving coronavirus outbreak first identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The information includes links to interim guidance and other resources for preventing exposures to, and infection with, the novel coronavirus. Learn More

U.S. Department of Treasury

This COVID-19 webpage provides information and assistance for small business on the Paycheck Protection Program, lender and borrower information, application forms, final rules and FAQ. Learn More

U.S. Small Business Administration

The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses. Learn More

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): An SBA loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. The Paycheck Protection Program will be available through June 30, 2020. Learn More

World Health Organization (WHO)

The WHO offers a global perspective on the COVID-19 pandemic including advice, live news streams, research and development, mythbusters, and FAQ. Learn More

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) CARES: Cultural Organizations // Deadline May 11, 2020

NEH will provide grants of up to $300,000 to sustain humanities organizations and preserve jobs in the cultural sector. Learn More

  • NEH will award grants to museums, libraries and archives, historic sites, independent research institutions, professional organizations, colleges and universities, and other cultural organizations.

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

As small businesses across the country are grappling with the current and potential impacts associated with COVID-19, NFIB is continuing to track the latest developments from health care officials, Congress and the administration. They know small business owners are acting now to take necessary precautions, but also need to understand how actions taken by policymakers today affect business operations down the road. Find up-to-date resources from NFIB and outside organizations. Throughout this time, NFIB will continue to offer webinars, legislative monitoring, and additional resources. Learn More

Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) // “Keep Calm and Small Business On”

America’s SBDCs are working to help small businesses address the challenges of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Learn More

Main Street America

Community is at the heart of Main Street America. As COVID-19 begins to have an increasingly significant impact on communities across the country, we are compiling existing resources, opportunities, and community response examples to help Main Street districts during this crisis. Learn More

Main Street Lending Program

The Federal Reserve published updated term sheets for the Main Street New Loan Facility (MSNLF) and the Main Street Expanded Loan Facility (MSELF), as well as the new Main Street Priority Loan Facility (MSPLF). Learn More

  • The Main Street Lending Program will allow Eligible Lenders to make New Loans, Priority Loans or Expanded Loans on existing debt to Eligible Borrowers who have less than 15,000 employees or less than $5 billion in 2019 annual revenues.
  • The Program incorporates several SBA Regulations, such as “ineligible businesses” and “affiliation” rules for determining eligibility.
  • The Eligible Borrower will have to agree to certain prohibitions on stock buyback, paying dividends, making capital distributions, and limitations on executive compensation for one year after the Eligible Loan is no longer outstanding.
  • Main Street Lending Program FAQ

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting small businesses in a variety of ways. From loss of business to remote work, things are changing fast during the COVID-19 outbreak and businesses are being forced to adapt. The CO– website by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is working to bring you the best resources and information to help you navigate this challenging time. Learn More

Save Small Business Fund // U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

The Save Small Business Fund is a grantmaking initiative offering short-term relief for small employers in the United States and its territories. Applications for businesses affected by COVID-19 will open April 20, 2020. Learn More

  • Eligibility Requirements
    • Employ 3-20 people
    • Be located in an economically vulnerable community
    • Have been harmed financially by the COVID-19 pandemic

Congressman Robert B. Aderholt

Congressman Aderholt represents Alabama’s 4th District in Washington, D.C. Visit his website to get information on the Coronavirus and government stimulus programs associated with the outbreak. Learn More

Department of Justice Emergency Supplemental Funding Program

Department of Justice announced the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program to help public safety agencies respond to the challenges posed by the outbreak of COVID-19. Download PDF

FAA: Airport Grant Amounts

The Federal Aviation Administration today announced the amount that individual airports will receive in CARES Airport grant funding. Learn More

Federal Reserve

As of April 20, 2020, the federal reserve anounced a new $2.3 trillion round of loans that include even more support for small businesses and consumers. These lones, for the first time, will include states, cities and municipalities. Read the News Release

Military Resources

USDA Grant Funding

The Distance Learning and Telemedicine program helps rural communities use the unique capabilities of telecommunications to connect to each other and to the world, overcoming the effects of remoteness and low population density.

  • Second Application Window for Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program Funding Open.  Learn More
  • Electronic applications for window two may be submitted through grants.gov beginning April 14, 2020.  Apply Now