Covid19 Resources for Businesses

U.S Small Business Administration: Coronavirus Business Assistance.  The Commonwealth of Virginia is now officially listed and classified as an “eligible” area. We encourage interested businesses to review the funding options and submit an application for financial assistance. The number assigned to the state of Virginia for the emergency declaration is VA-00087.

U.S. Small Business Administration: Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

The Virginia Employment Commission contains information on unemployment and other business needs. The Governor has waived the one-week waiting period so that workers can start receiving benefits right away.

Central Virginia Small Business Development Center

Local, State and Federal News & Updates

Virginia Department of Health

Commonwealth of Virginia

U. S. Department of Agriculture

Congressman Denver Riggleman |  Senator Tim Kaine  | Senator Mark Warner

The House Ways and Means Committee has assembled a comprehensive list of COVID-19 resources to help explain how the federal government is responding to the Coronavirus pandemic. It covers what small businesses, seniors, and workers need to know and is broken into sections about what Congress has passed, what Congress is going to do next, and what the Administration has done to help Americans fight this global pandemic.

Centers for Disease Control

Small Business Financial Resources

Cental VA Small Business Development Center- Virginia Unemployment 4.20.2020

Central VA Small Business Development Center  CARES Act PPT4.10.2020

Travel US update CARES 4-16-2020

Virginia SBA Emergency Loans Overview

Virginia SBDC COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses

SBA Payroll Protection Program – currently out of funding, as is the EIDL program

SBA Disaster Assistance Loan

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Additional Resources

More Connected Resources


Virginia Tourism Corporation Toolkit

COVID economics CEPS – Weldon Cooper Report


Facebook Small Business Grants Program

Virginia Tourism Corporation: Updates for Hospitality & Travel

National Restaurant Association Information& Resources


Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Main Street

Chmura Webinar Sides – April 3 2020


North American COVID-19 Barometer – WAVE 3l