COVID-19 resources

Resources for Small Business Assistance and Relief

Square
Editorial Team

If you’re looking for small business assistance right now, this list of federal and state-specific resources can help. From the Paycheck Protection Program to local resource hubs, sift through this directory to find the support your business might need.

Things are changing quickly with COVID-19. Reach out to the relevant state or local offices to get the most up-to-date information on the small business relief programs listed below.

Square

Paycheck Protection Program Through Square
About the program: Square is rolling out PPP loan applications. Take a look at this application guide to help you prepare and gather information and documents you’ll need to apply. If you’ve already applied elsewhere but have not received funding, you can still apply through Square Capital if you receive an invite.

Be on the lookout for an email or update in your Square Dashboard for an invitation to apply. If you don’t use Square currently, sign up for a Square account to begin the application process. Remember, demand for PPP loans remains high and funding may run out quickly. To improve your chances, submit your application as soon as you possibly can.


Federal

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance
About the loan: In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states; Washington, D.C.; and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. At this time, only agricultural business applications will be accepted due to limitations in funding availability and the unprecedented number of applications already received. Applications that have already been submitted will continue to be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Apply for an EIDL advance

Paycheck Protection Program
About the loan: The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses. Under this program, eligible recipients may qualify for a loan of up to $10 million. These loan payments will be deferred for six months, and if you use the loan to pay employees, provide healthcare benefits, pay mortgage interest, or pay rent or utilities, the loan could be converted into a grant. You can find out more about the Paycheck Protection Program from your local lender.

Apply for the Paycheck Protection Program

SBA Express Bridge Loans
About the loan: The SBA’s Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program allows small businesses that currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 with less paperwork. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing and can be term loans or used to bridge the gap while applying for a direct SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan. If a small business has an urgent need for cash while waiting for a decision and disbursement on an Economic Injury Disaster Loan, it may qualify for an SBA Express Disaster Bridge Loan.

Learn about SBA Express Bridge Loans


States

Alabama

For more information regarding small business assistance in the state of Alabama, please visit the Atlas Alabama COVID-19 resource center.


Alaska

For more information regarding small business assistance in the state of Alaska, please visit the Alaska Small Business Development Center.


Arizona

For more information regarding small business assistance in the state of Arizona, please visit the Arizona Commerce Authority’s COVID-19 Business Resource Center.


Arkansas

For more information regarding small business assistance in the state of Arkansas, please visit the Arkansas Economic Recovery Task Force hub.


California

For more information regarding small business assistance in the state of California, please visit the California for All resource hub.


Colorado

For more information regarding small business assistance in the state of Colorado, please visit the Colorado COVID-19 Business Resource Center.


Connecticut

For more information regarding small business assistance in the state of Connecticut, please visit the Connecticut Business Reopening and Recovery Center.


Delaware

For more information regarding small business assistance in the state of Delaware, please visit the Delaware Division of Small Business resource hub.


Florida

For more information regarding small business assistance in the state of Florida, please visit the Florida Small Business Development Center.


Georgia

For more information regarding small business assistance in the state of Georgia, please visit the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s COVID-19 resource hub.


Hawaii

For more information regarding small business assistance in the state of Hawai’i, please visit the COVID-19 Hawai’i Business Resource Page.


Idaho

For more information regarding small business assistance in the state of Idaho, please visit the Idaho Rebounds Resources for Business page.


Illinois

For more information regarding small business assistance in the state of Illinois, please visit the State of Illinois Resources for Business center.


Indiana

For more information regarding small business assistance in the state of Indiana, please visit the Indiana COVID-19 Business Resource Center.


Iowa

To learn more about small business relief in the state of Iowa, check out the Iowa Business Recovery site.


Kansas

For more information about small business relief for Kansas business owners, please visit the Economic Development and Connectivity website from the Kansas Department of Commerce.


Kentucky

To learn more about small business assistance in the state of Kentucky, visit the COVID-19 resource page from the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.


Louisiana

For more information about small business assistance in Louisiana, check out the COVID-19 Assistance page from the Louisiana Economic Development department.


Maine

If you’re a Maine small business owner looking for financial assistance, visit the COVID-19 Information page from the Department of Professional & Financial Regulation.


Maryland

Visit Maryland’s COVID-19 Business Response page for more information on small business relief in the state of Maryland.


Massachusetts

For more details on small business relief in Massachusetts, visit the COVID-19 Resources and Guidance for Businesses hub.


Michigan

If you’re a Michigan-based business, check out this COVID-19 resource page from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.


Minnesota

Explore Minnesota’s COVID-19 resources page for more information on small business assistance programs.


Mississippi

For more details on small business relief in the state of Mississippi, visit the Coronavirus Resources for Employers page.


Missouri

Visit the Businesses page from the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services for more details on small business assistance.


Montana

If you’re a Montana business owner, check out the Business Assistance site from the Montana Department of Commerce.


Nebraska

Explore Nebraska’s DED COVID-19 resources page for more information on small business assistance programs.


Nevada

Nevada-based businesses can learn more about small business assistance through the SBA Nevada District office.


New Hampshire

For more details on small business relief in the state of New Hampshire, visit the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 page.


New Jersey

To learn more about small business assistance in the state of New Jersey, visit the Business.NJ.Gov COVID-19 resource page.


New Mexico

Explore New Mexico’s DED COVID-19 resources page for more information on small business assistance programs.


New York

For more details on small business relief in New York, visit their information on COVID-19 resources for businesses.


North Carolina

For more information regarding small business assistance in the state of North Carolina, please visit the North Carolina Business and Employer resource hub.


North Dakota

Visit North Dakota’s COVID-19 Business Response page for more information on small business relief in the state of North Dakota.


Ohio

For more details on small business relief in the state of Ohio, visit the Ohio Development Services Agency’s Office of Small Business Relief page.


Oklahoma

To learn more about small business assistance in the state of Oklahoma, visit the Oklahoma COVID-19 Resources page.


Oregon

Oregon-based businesses can learn more about small business assistance through the Oregon Coronavirus Information & Resources For Business page.


Pennsylvania

For more information regarding small business assistance in the state of Pennsylvania, please visit the COVID-19 Relief Statewide Small Business Assistance page.


Rhode Island

To learn more about small business assistance in the state of Rhode Island, visit the Rhode Island SBA.


South Carolina

For more information regarding small business resources in the state of South Carolina, please visit the South Carolina Department of Commerce’s COVID-19 Resources website.


South Dakota

For more information regarding small business resources in the state of South Dakota, please visit the South Dakota COVID-19 Business Resources website.


Tennessee

For more information regarding small business resources in the state of Tennessee, please visit the Tennessee COVID-19 Small Business Resources website.


Texas

For more information regarding small business resources in the state of Texas, please visit the Texas COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses website.


Utah

For more information regarding small business resources in the state of Utah, please visit the Utah SBDC website.


Vermont

For more information regarding small business resources in the state of Vermont, please visit the Vermont Resources for Business website.


Virgina

For more information regarding small business resources in the state of Virginia, please visit the Virginia SBSD website.


Washington

For more information regarding small business resources in the state of Washington, please visit the Coronavirus Resources website.


Washington, D.C.

For more information regarding small business resources in Washington, D.C., please visit the D.C. Chamber of Commerce website.


West Virginia

For more information regarding small business resources in the state of West Virginia, please visit the SBA’s West VIrginia Resources website.


Wisconsin

Learn more about small business assistance for Wisconsin businesses on the COVID-19 Business Resources page.


Wyoming

For more information regarding small business resources in the state of Wyoming, please visit the Wyoming SBDC website.


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