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Alabama state 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.

   Specialty COVID-19 Resources

Office of the Governor

Governor Kay Ivey and her staff are committed to keeping the citizens of Alabama informed on efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 during this pandemic. Visit the Newsroom

On April 6, the Governor launched the ALtogether website, which serves as the state’s guide to COVID-19 relief efforts. ALtogether is a one-stop-shop where Alabamians can ask for help or lend a hand during the COVID-19 crisis. This response effort is designed to connect businesses, nonprofits, and people that need help with the right program partners–and to connect program partners with people and resources to help those most in need. Visit the Website

Office of the Lieutenant Governor

The Alabama Small Business Commission Emergency Task Force and the Subcommittee to Reopen the Economy has submitted Phase One of their Reopen Alabama report summarizing their findings and specific recommendations to put Alabamians back to work. Learn More

Alabama Attorney General

The Alabama Attorney General’s website and news releases offer guidance regarding price gouging and shelter-in-place/quarantine orders in response to the pandemic. Learn More

Alabama Department of Commerce

In collaboration with state and federal partners, the Alabama Department of Commerce has assembled a list of resources related to the COVID-19 response to assist Alabama employers and workers. Learn More

Alabama Department of Human Resources Temporary Assistance for Stabilizing Child Care (TASCC) Grant

On July 10 Alabama DHR announced the TASCC Grant program to stabilize the number of child care providers that are open and providing services, as well as encourage providers to reopen. These grants will provide support for paying employees, purchasing classroom materials, providing meals, purchasing cleaning supplies, providing tuition relief for families, as well as other facility expenses. Learn More

  • The total grant amounts will be based on each provider’s daytime licensed capacity with a base rate of $300 per child.
  • To be eligible, licensed providers must be open or plan to reopen no later than August 17, 2020, and continue to remain open for a period of one year from the date of receiving the grant award.
  • Deadline // 7 August 2020
  • TASCC Grant Application
  • Direct questions to quality.enhancement@dhr.alabama.gov.

Alabama Department of Labor

Access unemployment insurance benefits and claims information during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Access ADOL’s COVID-19 specific resources including news releases, Federal CARES Act information, waiver of employer charges for COVID-19 related claims, Families First Coronavirus Response Act, paid leave overview, and topical FAQ. Learn More

Notice from the Department of Labor regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Exemptions :
The Alabama legislature recently passed a law (Act 2021-561) regarding COVID-19 vaccinations and an employee’s right to request an exemption to any COVID-19 vaccination mandate. Under the law, employers may not require any employee to receive a COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment without providing the employee the opportunity to be exempted from the vaccination for religious or medical reasons. Employers requiring vaccination as a condition of employment must provide access to a universal exemption request form. More information can be found at the following link to the Vaccination Exemption Information Portal.

Alabama Department of Public Health

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Alabama’s primary state health agency, is providing updated information and guidance via their website, Facebook, and Twitter, as it becomes available. ADPH provides information for health care providers and patients, as well as Alabama’s current situation summary and COVID-19 resources for employers on both the state and federal level. Find Information and Downloads

COVID-19 Related Emergency Actions of State Agencies: Access all emergency rules and other emergency actions taken by state agencies as they participate in Alabama’s response to COVID-19. Learn More

Alabama Department of Revenue

Access the information listed below regarding state tax relief and extension of filing and payment deadlines. Learn More

  • Revive AL: COVID-19 Cash Grants for Alabama Small Businesses
  • State Sales Tax and Lodgings Tax Relief for Small Retail Businesses and NAICS Sector 72 Businesses (includes FAQ)
  • Extension of Filing and Payment Deadline for Income Tax, Financial Institution Excise Tax and Business Privilege Tax (includes FAQ)
  • Filing and Paying Your 2019 Alabama Income Taxes and Your First Quarter 2020 Alabama Estimated Income Taxes (FAQ)
  • Helpful Contact Information by Tax Division

Revive Alabama Small Business Grant Program
Small businesses impacted by COVID-19 can apply for part of $100 million in grants. Business owners will be able to apply for the money, which is part of the $1.9 billion Alabama received as part of the CARES Act, starting next week through the Alabama Department of Revenue’s Revive Alabama website. Learn More

  • The grant program will open at noon on July 16, 2020, and run through midnight on July 25, 2020.
  • Cash grants up to $15,000 administered on a first-come, first-served basis

Revive Plus Grant Program
The Revive Plus grant program is the second wave of funding for businesses, non-profit, and faith-based organizations. $200 million of the State’s CARES Act funding is being dedicated to providing grants of up to $20,000 to reimburse qualifying entities for business interruption expenses. This grant is in addition to any state of Alabama Coronavirus Relief Fund grant previously received, including the Revive Alabama Small Business, Non-Profit, Faith-Based, and Health Care Provider grants. Learn More

Alabama Department of Transportation

The Governor’s March 13, 2020 Proclamation of Public Health Emergency and subsequent Supplemental Proclamations, in particular the Supplemental Proclamation of March 20, 2020, will expire July 6, 2021. Accordingly, the April 6, 2020 memorandum “State of Alabama Public Health Emergency, COVID-19 Movement of 90,000 lbs. Gross Weight on Five and Six Axels **REVISION No.2** March 24, 2020 Version and All Earlier Versions are Superseded” will also expire on that same date.
Learn More

Alabama Emergency Management Agency

In cooperation with Governor Kay Ivey’s Office, the Alabama Department of Public Health has created Stay at Home Frequently Asked Questions for Individuals and FAQ for Businesses addressing the most asked questions related to the latest emergency order. Learn More

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA)

Find useful links and videos relevant to the State of Emergency in response to COVID-19. Learn More

Alabama Securities Commission

Obtain advice from Alabama Securities Commission on Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic-related scams. Learn More

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

Alabama Small Business Development Center Network

The Alabama SBDC provides training and advising to help small businesses apply for SBA and CARES Act financing programs including the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Live webinars and updated information are available to help small businesses prepare to apply for the SBA programs. SBDC services are available free of charge to small businesses. Learn More

Other State Tax Agencies

Find a list of all U.S. state tax agencies and links to their websites for COVID-19 resources for business owners. 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. Learn More

Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GREER) Fund

Secretary DeVos Announces $3 Billion in Emergency Education Block Grants for Governors. “Enable governors to decide how best to meet the needs of students, schools (including charter schools and non-public schools), postsecondary institutions, and other education-related organizations.” Learn More

The 2020 State Economic Development Assistance Program (SEDAP) // Deadline May 31, 2020

The Delta Regional Authority program that provides direct investment into community-based and regional projects that address the DRA’s congressionally mandated four funding priorities. Learn More

  • Eligible entities: state and local governments (state agencies, city and county/parish); public bodies; and non-profit entities
  • Federal funding priority criteria include: regional impact, multiple funding partners, emergency funding need, registered apprenticeship, infrastructure, merging and consolidating public utilities, broadband infrastructure, and water or wastewater rate study

UA Safe State

The SafeState program offers free, confidential onsite consultations for small high hazard businesses in Alabama. Consultation services  include OSHA program development, safety and health hazard surveys, industrial hygiene testing, safety management, and informal onsite training. UA Safe State is available to help Alabama businesses prepare to reopen after COVID-19. Learn More

To qualify for this free service, employers need to be willing to voluntarily correct any serious hazards found. SafeState will also help you find the most economical and effective means of correction. This special small business service is funded in part through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.