Resources and Funding Help for Small Businesses

May 2020

Below you will find information to help your business get relief from the financial fallout associated with Covid-19. This page will be updated with new information as soon as it becomes available.

Last Update: May 13

ALERT: Below is a helpful link to understand the re-opening status of each state. Make sure you understand and comply with your state's status to maximize your recovery - safely. Click here.

The Federal Government Relief Programs (EIDL and the PPP) have almost run out of funding again. If you have already applied to these programs make sure to reach out to the SBA for the EIDL and your bank regarding the PPP to see if your loan will be processed.

We expect more relief funding for small business after Memorial Day. Stay tuned.

The Chamber of Commerce has plenty of additional resources and guides in English and Spanish for your business here.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS): The federal tax return filing deadline is now July 15, 2020.

Many banks are offering help, such as deferred payments, to small business loan customers struggling to make payments. Search for your bank on the American Bankers Association’s ongoing A-Z list of coronavirus response programs.

State and City Programs

Click here for a Complete State Relief Guide

Industry Specific

Food and Beverage

USBG Emergency Fund: for bartenders, spouses and children of bartenders

OFW Emergency Fund: Cash assistance for restaurant workers, delivery drivers and other service workers.

CORE Gives: support for children whose parents work in the food and beverage industries.

Eater has a very useful list of resources focused on nonprofits’ efforts to help the industry, as well as excellent pages for many cities.

Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation has a comprehensive list of financial, health, and other information for people in the food service and beverage industries.

ROC United offers a great breakdown of resources by state, as well as national information.

Takeout COVID is a place to order food and beverages from open bars and restaurants.

Additional Resources

American Express is offering payment extensions and other help for cardholders who are financially impacted by Covid-19.

Help Main Street! is a cool new program, where you can list your business (primarily for restaurants and retail) on their site where consumers can buy gift cards for your business.

Amazon has a Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund you can check out here.

Facebook announced that they will be offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where the company operates. Sign up to get more details as they become available.

The US Chamber of Commerce has a useful social media toolkit here.