With the impact COVID-19 is having on our communities, it is important to stay informed about what resources are available for small businesses. Below we’ve compiled tools, loans and relief services available. This will continue to be updated, check back for new resources.
National Funding & Relief Programs
Poise® Brand Pledges $500,000 to Female Entrepreneurs
Bounce Back Grants, a program that will award 30 cash grants at $15,000 each to qualifying women-owned small businesses experiencing financial hardships due to COVID-19.
Magic Johnson’s $100M Additional PPP Funding
Providing access to PPP specifically for women-owned businesses and businesses led by people of color.
Small Business Administration’s Disaster Assistance
The SBA provides low-interest loans to help small business owners and a directory for local assistance. Learn more and apply for a loan.
SCORE.org Mentoring and Business Support
Find mentors and support navigating the crisis.
National Banks Offering Relief
A list from Forbes.com of the banks offering relief services to small businesses.
Kiva Loan Program
Kiva has expanded eligibility requirements for small business loans.
Facebook $100M Commitment to Small Businesses
Applications open soon – sign up to receive updates.
James Beard Foundation Relief Fund
Relief fund for the food and beverage industry. Applications are open until April 3, 2020 at 3PM ET.
Jewish Free Loan Society
No interest loans for those whose income, childcare or business have been impacted by COVID-19.
Restaurant & Restaurant Workers Relief
Funding, financial assistance, unemployment, and health care resources.
Work Share Program
Temporarily reduce the hours your employees work while still retaining them during challenging economic times.
Bumble Small Business Grants
Small businesses can apply for up to $5,000.
Start a relief crowding funding and grant application here.
Spanx Red Backpack Fund
$5,000 grants to 1,000 women entrepreneurs impacted by COVID-19. Application periods are staggered in May – July.
$500 micro-grants to black women entrepreneurs.
Salesforce Small Business Grants
Small businesses with $250K to $2M in revenue may qualify.
Local Funding & Relief Programs
Chamber of Commerce Directory for States, Cities and Territories
Find your state or region’s local services.
Berkeley Relief Fund
Supporting small businesses, arts nonprofits, and residential organizations. Applications open soon, sign up for updates.
California Rapid Response Services
Assistance preventing layoffs.
Chicago Illinois’ Small Business Resiliency Fund
Loan applications open on March 31, 2020. Sign up for updates.
Denver Colorado Small Business Emergency Relief
Complete the questionnaire to be connected with the right local resources.
Florida Disaster Loans
Businesses in all Florida counties may be eligible to apply for disaster relief loans.
Los Angeles City Small Business MicroLoans
A micro-loan program to combat COVID-19.
Maryland Small Business Emergency Grant Fund
$50M grant fund to support small businesses with interim relief.
Maryland Small Business Loans
$75M loan fund providing loans up to $50K to small businesses.
New Mexico Business Loan Guarantee Program
Local-level loans and additional services.
NYC Employee Retention Grant Program
Businesses with one to four employees in the 5 boroughs may be eligible to apply.
NYC Small Business Assistance
New York City will provide relief for local businesses. Businesses with less than 100 employees seeing a 25% decline or more in sales should fill out the interest form for updates.
New Jersey Business Loans
Determine your eligibility for loans and other government resources.
New Jersey Guide for Coronavirus from the Office of Corey Booker
A comprehensive resource for people living in New Jersey.
Philadelphia Business Relief Fund
Helping businesses avoid predatory lenders, retain employees, and maintain operations.
Pittsburgh Business Assistance
Loans to existing recipients and microloans for new borrowers.
Salt Lake City Emergency Loan Program
Loans to help businesses keep and retain employees.
City of San Francisco Small Business Resiliency Fund
Small businesses in San Francisco with one (1) to five (5) employees may be eligible for relief services.
Amazon’s Seattle Small Business Relief Fund
If your business is 50 employees or less based in the Seattle area, learn more about their relief fund.
Texas Rapid Response Services
Assistance preventing layoffs.
Pivot Fund – Serving Women Entrepreneurs in the Southern States
Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia – apply for your chance to receive $25K today.
Tory Burch Foundation – Weekly Webinar Series
Helping small businesses navigate COVID-19 relief funding.
Ellevest Workshops and Free Webinars
From Instagram Live workshops to free webinars and office hours. Explore the financial advice Ellevest has to offer.
Michigan’s Small Business Development Center
Provides webinars on industry-specific needs, cash flow, avoiding cyber scams and more.
Articles & Advice
Financial FAQ from Ellevest
From furloughs to credit scores. Ellevest answers your financial questions.
Tech Stars – Advice from Our Network
A series of videos, AMAs and more for navigating COVID-19.
7 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Loan Application
Keep these important tips in mind when applying for relief funds.
Coronavirus Response Toolkit of Businesses
A guide for keeping your teams and customers safe!
Harvard Business Review – Leading Your Business Through COVID-19
A guide for leaders to navigate COVID-19 and keeping your business on track.
Facebook’s Business Resource Hub
Access a business resiliency toolkit, tips for emergency response plans, and how to connect with your customers during challenging times.
Small Business Administration’s Guide for Businesses
The latest tips on operating your small business during COVID-19.
Chamber of Commerce’s 8 Things Business Can Do
From remote work plans to online sales strategies, here are 8 things businesses can do.
Inc. Magazine’s Overview of Remote Workplace Tools
Tech companies are offering free remote working tools – here is a roundup of them all.
Stanford GSB’s Guide to Working from Home
Experts discuss effective social distancing, virtual presentations and preventing conflict while remote.
Harvard Business Review’s Tips for Reducing Stress During Video Conferencing
And other great advice for managing your team remotely!
Quartz Work from Home Workshops
A series of sessions designed to help you work from home healthily and effectively.
Mental Health America
Resources for reducing stress, anxiety and maintaining mental health during the crisis.
Gusto’s Resource Hub
Features articles, news and information to navigate these challenging times.
Google for Small Business
How to manage your online profile with temporary closures and status updates.
Chamber of Commerce Loan Guide
How to navigate loan options for women business owners.
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