Financial Assistance

Governmental Financial Assistance  

Disaster Assistance
This site can help with the following: Coronavirus Financial Help for Small BusinessesDisaster Relief AssistanceD-SNAPGet Emergency Help with Utility BillsDisaster Unemployment AssistanceInfographic: FEMA Disaster Relief for Your HomeMortgages for Homeowners Rebuilding After a DisasterTax Relief in Disaster Situations 

Coronavirus Government Resources
Where can I find unemployment resources? 
Where can I find healthcare resources? 
Where can I find resources for my business? 
How can I help during the Coronavirus outbreak?  

Unemployment Help Resources 
Unemployment Benefit ApplicationsUnderstanding Coronavirus and Unemployment Benefits Continuation of Health Coverage (COBRA)Short-Term and Long-Term Disability InsuranceWorker’s CompensationWrongfully Discharged/Termination of EmploymentWelfare or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)   

Public Assistance Simplified Application  
FEMA is simplifying the Public Assistance application and funding process to address the magnitude of this event and allow local officials to receive eligible funding more quickly. 

First Stimulus Bill
From the US Department of Labor, here is information pertaining to the first stimulus bill just announced. It outlines how small businesses will be assisted and how it will be implemented. Follow the link for more information. Grants
Small business grants available via U.S. Small Business Association. Follow the link for more information.

Small Business Grants
Potential grants available to small businesses for 2020 and for COVID-19.

Small Business Loans
Follow the links below for additional information and to see if you qualify.
The Paycheck Protection Program is specifically designed to help small businesses keep their workforce employed. Apply here.
The EIDL Loan advance will provide up to $10,000 of economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties. Apply here.
The SBA Express Bridge Loan enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.
The SBA Debt Relief is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • General qualifications:
  • Eligible businesses: All small businesses, including non-profits, Veterans organizations, Tribal concerns, sole proprietorships, self-employed individuals, and independent contractors, with 500 or fewer employees, or no greater than the number of employees set by the SBA as the size standard for certain industries
  • Maximum loan amount up to $10 million
  • Loan forgiveness if proceeds used for payroll costs and other designated business operating expenses in the 8 weeks following the date of loan origination (due to likely high subscription, it is anticipated that not more than 25% of the forgiven amount may be for non-payroll costs)
  • All loans under this program will have the following identical features:
    • Interest rate of 1%
    • Maturity of 2 years
    • First payment deferred for six months
    • 100% guarantee by SBA
    • No collateral
    • No personal guarantees
    • No borrower or lender fees payable to SBA