Resources by state
Small businesses — and their employees — are taking the financial brunt of the coronavirus pandemic. Help is at hand! Here’s a list of government agencies, by state, who have announced programs to help business owners weather the storm.
Check these websites often, because loan/grant applications are flooding in and money is running out fast. On the other hand, new disaster relief funds could become available at any moment.
- Arkansas $16 million has been earmarked to help businesses. The State Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 page covers this and many other resources.
- America’s Job Center of California Rapid Response Services will help facilitate a 60-day extension for filing state payroll reports and/or remit payroll taxes for employers experiencing COVID-19 related hardship.
- San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development has a frequently updated list of resources and information for business owners.
- Sacramento — The city’s Small Business Emergency Economic Relief Loan Program is currently maxed out. Check back often to see if additional funding has become available.
- Florida will provide up to $50 million in short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses experiencing economic injury from COVID-19. Read more about the Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program here.
- Georgia: Atlanta is funding $1.5 million in zero-interest small business loans through Invest Atlanta.
- Illinois: In Chicago a $100 million economic relief package will support small businesses that are losing revenue as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, in partnership with the Catalyst Fund. The city is also extending due dates on tax payments for a variety of city taxes.
- Maryland: A $50 million grant fund has been established by the Department of Commerce. Maximum grant per small business is $10,000. An additional $75 million is available for loans up to $50,000 per business.
- Michigan: The Michigan Small Business Relief Program offers up to $20 million in support for small businesses: $10 million in grants and $10 million in loans. Funds are expected to be available by April 1, 2020.
- New York CityNYC Small Business Services is offering businesses with fewer than 100 employees who have seen sales decrease by 25% or more zero-interest loans of up to $75,000. Small businesses with fewer than 5 employees can get a grant to cover 40% of payroll costs for two months.
- Oregon: Portland’s Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon is making $190,000 in grants available for businesses in the Jade District or Old Town Chinatown.
- Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development has a page of links to economic injury disaster loams and other low-interest loans and lines of credit.
- Philadelphia — The COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund is handing out microenterprise grants of $5,000, small business grants of up to $25,000 and zero-interest small business loans of up to $100,000.
- Utah: The Salt Lake City Emergency Loan Program is offering up to a $20,000, zero-interest loan with a 5-year payback term. l
- Washington: The Seattle Office of Economic Development has grants of up to $10,000 for qualifying businesses that have five or fewer employees. In addition, the city’s business and occupation tax deadline has been extended, and there are deferred payment plans for utilities. Find additional resources at SeattleMet.
Xendoo Resources for Small Businesses
Important note: This information is not intended to be taken as tax, legal or financial advice. Rules and regulations are quickly changing and can vary by state. Please consult a lawyer or tax advisor for specific guidance. For tax guidance, please feel free to connect with our team. We are here to help.