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If you have a business, you have, most likely, felt the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in your finances. 

That’s why public and government institutions are creating relief programs designed to help small businesses survive this health crisis.

In this article, you will find all the programs that, to this date, have been created to help small business owners. You will find both programs offered by specific institutions and by different states and cities.

COVID-19 Small Business Relief Programs by STATE and CITY

Alabama

Birmingham: The Birmingham Strong Emergency Loan Fund: https://bhamstrong.com/smallbusinessresources 

California

Los Angeles: Small Business Emergency Microloan Program: https://ewddlacity.com/index.php/microloan-program 

Oakland: Oakland County Economic Development – COVID 19 Business Relief & Resources: https://www.oakgov.com/advantageoakland/business/OneStopShop/Pages/OSSBC-Coronavirus-Resources.aspx 

Sacramento: Economic relief fund: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/covid19-relief 

San Diego: Small Business Relief Package: https://www.sandiego.gov/mayor/news/releases/San-Diego-Enacts-Emergency-Moratorium-on-Evictions-Creates-Relief-Fund-for-Local-Businesses 

San Francisco: San Francisco COVID-19 Small Business Resiliency Fund: https://oewd.org/covid-19-small-business-resiliency-fund 

Colorado

COVID-19 Small Business Response Resources: https://www.coloradosbdc.org/covid/ 

Denver: Denver Economic Development and Opportunity’s emergency relief program: https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/city-of-denver-home/news/2020/denver-announces-initial-economic-relief-package-for-businesses-.html 

Park County: COVID-19 Relief Resources: https://parkco.us/758/COVID-19-Relief-Resources 

Florida

The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program: https://floridadisasterloan.org/ 

Georgia

Atlanta: COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund: http://cfgreateratlanta.org/nonprofits/available-grants/covid-19-response-recovery-fund/

 Illinois

Illinois Department of Commerce: Covid-19 Information for Small Business: https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/SmallBizAssistance/Pages/Coronavirus-Disease-2019-(COVID-19)-Information-for-Small-Business.aspx 

Chicago: Chicago Small Business Resiliency Loan Fund: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/mayor/press_room/press_releases/2020/march/SmallBusinessReliefPackage.html 

 Iowa

Iowa Small Business Relief Program: https://www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/our-agency-detail-resources/6710 

COVID-19: Iowa Business Recovery Assistance: https://www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/businessrecovery 

 Maryland

Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund: https://commerce.maryland.gov/fund/maryland-small-business-covid-19-emergency-relief-grant-fund 

Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Loan Fund: https://commerce.maryland.gov/fund/maryland-small-business-covid-19-emergency-relief-loan-fund 

Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Manufacturing Fund (Specific for the manufacturing industry): https://commerce.maryland.gov/fund/maryland-covid-19-emergency-relief-manufacturing-fund 

 Massachusetts

Massachusetts Small Business Recovery Loan Fund: https://www.mass.gov/news/baker-polito-administration-announces-10-million-small-business-recovery-loan-fund 

 Michigan

Michigan Small Business Relief Program: https://www.michiganbusiness.org/covid19/ 

 Minnesota

Interest-free emergency loans: https://mn.gov/deed/business/financing-business/deed-programs/peacetime/ 

 New Mexico

COVID-19 Business Loan Guarantee Program: https://gonm.biz/about-us/covid-19-response 

 New York

New York City: 

Assistance & Guidance for Businesses Impacted Due to Novel Coronavirus: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/sbs/businesses/covid19-business-outreach.page?_ga=2.36816544.160324934.1584653867-1424255699.1584398471

NY Abrons Art Center COVID-19 Relief Resources (Specific for the art industry): https://www.abronsartscenter.org/artist-relief-resources/ 

New York City Employee Retention Grant Program: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/sbs/businesses/covid19-business-outreach.page 

New York City Small Business Continuity Fund: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N336ZYB 

Syracuse: COVID-19 Emergency Relief Program for Small Businesses: http://www.syrgov.net/SEDCO_Home.aspx

 North Carolina

North Carolina Business Relief Resources – COVID-19: https://edpnc.com/nc-business-relief-resources-covid-19/ 

 Oregon

Beaverton: Beaverton Emergency Business Assistance Program: https://www.beavertonoregon.gov/FormCenter/Business-Assistance-25/Emergency-Business-Assistance-Program-Ap-143 

Hillsboro: Hillsboro Small Business Emergency Relief Program: https://www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/our-city/covid-19/business-resources 

Jade District: Jade District-Old Town COVID-19 Small Business Response Fund: https://www.apano.org/jade-district-covid-19-small-business-response-fund/ 

 Pennsylvania

Philadelphia: COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund: https://www.phila.gov/programs/philadelphia-covid-19-small-business-relief-fund/?mc_cid=e610c84755&mc_eid=0e0c66297c  

Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development: https://www.tn.gov/ecd/covid-19-small-business-resources.html 

 Utah

Salt Lake City: Emergency loan program: https://www.slc.gov/ed/elploan/ 

Virginia

Virginia Tourism Industry COVID-19 Business Resources (specific for the tourism industry): https://www.vatc.org/grants/cv19businessresources/ 

Washington

Seattle: Business Stabilization Fund: http://www.seattle.gov/office-of-economic-development/small-business/small-business-programs-/stabilization-fund-/faq 

 West Virginia

COVID-19 Business Relief Resources and Information: https://westvirginia.gov/covid19/ 

 Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. Small Business 20/20: https://wedc.org/programs-and-resources/small-business-2020/

COVID-19 Small Business Relief Programs by INSTITUTION

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Ally

Type of institution: Bank

Link to program:

https://www.ally.com/coronavirus-response  

Amazon Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund

Type of institution: Private

Link to program:

https://amazonsmallbusinessrelief.force.com/SelfRegisterPage 

American Bankers Association

Type of program: Federal

Link to program:

https://www.aba.com/about-us/press-room/industry-response-coronavirus 

American Expres

Type of institution: Bank

Link to program:

https://www.americanexpress.com/us/customer-service/financial-hardship.html 

B

Bank of America

Type of institution: Bank

Link to program:

https://about.bankofamerica.com/promo/assistance/latest-updates-from-bank-of-america-coronavirus 

BBVA USA

Type of institution: Bank

Link to program:

https://www.bbvausa.com/special/covid19.html 

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Capital One

Type of institution: Bank

Link to program:

https://www.capitalone.com/coronavirus/ 

CARES Act

Type of program: Federal

Link to program:

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/748/text

CARES Act, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Type of program: Federal

Link to program:

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/paycheck-protection-program

Chase

Type of institution: Bank

Link to program:

https://www.chase.com/digital/resources/coronavirus?jp_cmp=rb/CV/off/stayconnected/na 

Citibank

Type of institution: Bank

Link to program:

https://online.citi.com/US/JRS/pands/detail.do?ID=covid19 

CORE Gives:

Type of institution: Org

Is it specific for any industry? Food and Beverage

Link to program:

https://coregives.org/ 

COVID-19 CARES Act Relief Resources

Type of program: Federal

Is it specific for any industry? Travel

Link to program:

https://www.ustravel.org/toolkit/covid-19-cares-act-relief-resources

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Discover

Type of institution: Bank

Link to program:

https://www.discover.com/coronavirus/ 

F

Facebook Small Business Grants Program

Type of institution: Private

Link to program:

https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/grant 

Federal Income Tax Filing and Payment Deadline Extension

Type of program: Federal

Link to program:

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/payment-deadline-extended-to-july-15-2020 

Fifth Third Bank

Type of institution: Bank

Link to program:

https://www.53.com/content/fifth-third/en/alerts/covid-support.html 

G

Goldman Sachs, Global Small Business Stimulus Package

Type of institution: Bank

Link to programs:

Goldman Sachs partnered with the City of New York for the NYC Small Business Continuity Loan Program:

https://www1.nyc.gov/nycbusiness/article/nyc-small-business-continuity-loan-program

They also helped fund the Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund:

https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home/chicago-small-business-resiliency-fund.html

H

HSBC USA

Type of institution: Bank

Link to program:

https://www.us.hsbc.com/coronavirus-update/

Huntington

Type of institution: Bank

Link to program:

https://www.huntington.com/coronavirus 

M

Marcus by Goldman Sachs

Type of institution: Bank

Link to program:

https://www.marcus.com/us/en/media/blogs/info-on-covid19 

O

OFW Emergency Fund:

Type of institution: Org

Is it specific for any industry? Food and Beverage

Link to program:

https://ofwemergencyfund.org/help 

P

PNC Bank

Type of institution: Bank

Link to program:

https://www.pnc.com/en/customer-service/coronavirus-update.html 

R

RWCF:

Type of institution: Org

Is it specific for any industry? Food and Beverage

Link to program:

https://www.restaurantworkerscf.org/news/2020/3/15/restaurant-workers-community-foundation-announces-the-formation-of-restaurant-workers-covid19-crisis-relief-fund 

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United:

Type of institution: Non-profit org

Is it specific for any industry? Restaurant

Link to resources:

https://rocunited.org/stop-the-spread/coronavirus-support/

S

Santander

Type of institution: Bank

Link to program:

https://www.santanderbank.com/us/coronavirusupdates 

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Emergency Economic Injury Grants (EIDL)

Type of program: Federal

Link to program:

https://covid19relief.sba.gov/

SBA Express Bridge Loans

Type of program: Federal

Link to program:

https://www.sba.gov/document/support–express-bridge-loan-pilot-program-guide

T

TD Bank

Type of institution: Bank

Link to program:

https://www.td.com/us/en/personal-banking/COVID-19/ 

Truist

Type of institution: Bank

Link to program:

https://www.truist.com/coronavirus-information 

U

U.S. Bank

Type of institution: Bank

Link to program:

https://www.usbank.com/splash/covid-19.html 

USBG Emergency Fund:

Type of institution: Org

Is it specific for any industry? Food and Beverage

Link to program:

https://www.usbgfoundation.org/beap 

W

Wells Fargo

Type of institution: Bank

Link to program:

https://newsroom.wf.com/press-release/corporate-and-financial/wells-fargo-announces-aid-customers-and-communities-impacted 

During these tough times, you need all the help you can get to keep your small business weather the storm. If you are in need of financing, consider getting a small business loan.

At Camino financial our motto is “No Business Left Behind,” and now, more than ever, we have committed to help small business owners all around the country. We can help you with a bridge loan that could help you start investing and strengthening your business while you wait to receive the cash from a relief program.

Apply for a bridge loan and let’s fight this crisis together.

 

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