Other COVID-19 resources

As developments continue to unfold in response to the spread of COVID-19, we know many small businesses have questions about implications in the workplace and funding options to help bolster their businesses during this difficult time. On this page, we are compiling relevant tips and resources such as unemployment, paid family leave, paid sick leave, healthcare and more.

General Small Business
California

California Small Enterprise Task Force

California Small Enterprise Task Force: Small Business Crisis Hotline

The California Small Enterprise Task Force (CASE Force) is a consortium of legal, financial, and nonprofit professionals working together to connect California small businesses with the resources they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. The task force is focused on collecting local, state, federal, and private/nonprofit resources for California small businesses impacted by COVID-19 and disseminating this information in a digestible way as quickly as possible. In addition, the task force provides small businesses with weekly access to live support from lawyers and financial professionals via virtual office hours.

Area served: California
Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed, Non-profits

Emergency capital, Business assistance
Illinois

Business Interruption Grants Program (BIG)

Illinois Business Interruption Grants (BIG)

The BIG program will provide $60 million to businesses who have experienced losses or business interruption due to the COVID-19 crisis and civil unrest.

Area served: Illinois
Audience: Small Business Owners

General Small Business
California

The City of Long Beach

Meal Delivery to Long Beach Residents

The City of Long Beach is soliciting proposals to partner with multiple local restaurants to deliver up to three nutritious daily meals to qualified individuals enrolled in the program. 

Area served: Long Beach, California
Audience: Small Business Owners

Business assistance
Colorado

Lew's List

COVID-19 Finance Assistance Network

A group of financial professionals offering free service to companies trying to respond to the Covid-19 crisis.

Area served: Colorado
Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed, Non-profits

Business assistance
California

California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) - Capital Region Lead Center

Hot Lines for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

The California SBDC network has a number of hotlines set up to assist small business owners.

Area served: California
Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed

Business assistance
California

UC Berkeley

Pro bono legal advice

UC Berkeley Law is working to match small business owners with University of California Berkeley Law students who will help them navigate the CARES Act. 

Area served: California
Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed

Business assistance
California

Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce and Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce

Rapid Response Business Triage/Assistance

**Update** The Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce and Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce team is available Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm with voicemail capabilities 24/7. Assistance will be available in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Vietnamese languages. 1-833-391-1919

The Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce and Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce have partnered to provide a free business support hotline for the small business community. Their team can answer general business questions, human resources and legal issues, and navigate borrowers through a variety of financing tools including the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program and Paycheck Protection Program.

Area served: Sacramento, California
Audience: Small Business Owners

General Small Business
Arkansas

State of Arkansas

Quick Action Closing Fund

The Quick Action Closing Fund allocation will prioritize companies that are in the supply chain of essential goods and services, including healthcare, food manufacturers, and logistics. The allocation from the Attorney General will support small businesses. The program includes both loan guaranties and direct lending to businesses. Contact by email or phone: COVID19.businessinfo@arkansasedc.com / 501-682-1121

Area served: Arkansas
Audience: Small Business Owners

General Small Business
Colorado

Support CO Local

Support CO Local

**Update** This is a dead link, Web page through squarespace States "Expired".

Support CO Local is helping local businesses in Colorado sell gift cards in order for them to keep revenue coming in during their closure for the COVID-19.

Area served: Colorado
Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed

Business assistance
Colorado

Colorado, Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT)

Colorado COVID-19 Business Resource Center

These resources provide state and federal COVID-19 announcements, programs, and information relevant to Colorado businesses.

Area served: Colorado
Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed

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National Resources

Access to Capital, Business assistance
National

Bridgespan

Bridgespan Covid-19 Resources for Nonprofits

The company provides consulting to nonprofits and philanthropists, leadership development support, and developing and sharing insights, has created resources around the crisis specifically geared toward the nonprofit sector. 

Audience: Non-profits

Workforce Issues, Business assistance
National

Reopen Main Street

Reopen Main Street

Potential reopening strategies, ideas, hints and tips for businesses, business districts and organizations as we enter the COVID-19 recovery phase.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed

Business assistance
National

Community Wealth Partners

COVID-19 Resources and Support for Nonprofits, Foundations

Community Wealth Partners is helping nonprofits and foundations navigate through the crisis, including offering free support, navigation and thought leadership to nonprofits and compiling resources geared toward nonprofits.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Non-profits

Business assistance
National

America's Small Business Development Centers - SBDCs

Business Resiliency Toolkit

A no-cost business resiliency/recovery planning guide for business owners. A business resiliency plan is essential to the sustainability and success of your business through this crisis.

Audience: Small Business Owners