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covid-19 business resources


Export-Import Bank of the United States

  • Temporary EXIM Programs: Several programs to provide relief to U.S. businesses, their buyers, financial institutions, and American workers negatively impacted by COVID-19. The programs include:

    • Bridge Financing Program

    • Pre-Delivery / Pre-Export Financing Program

    • Supply Chain Financing Guarantee Program

    • Working Capital Guarantee Program

Federal Reserve System

  • Main Street Lending Program: A program to support lending to small and medium-sized businesses that were in good financial standing before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Resources

  • Debt Relief: Provides relief to small businesses with existing non-disaster Small Business Administration Loans, specifically, existing 7(a), 504, and Microloans.

  • Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL): A low-interest federal loan issued by the SBA to alleviate economic injury small businesses or private nonprofits are experiencing injury and, in this case, injury caused by the COVID19. 

  • Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program: Allows small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing and can be a term loans or used to bridge the gap while applying for a direct SBA Economic Injury Disaster loan. 

  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): A loan program designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. NOTE: The SBA will resume accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications from participating lenders on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 10:30 am EDT.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • COVID-19 Food Assistance Program Press Release: A $19 billion immediate relief program to provide critical support to our farmers and ranchers, maintain the integrity of our food supply chain, and ensure every American continues to receive and have access to the food they need.

    • Direct Support to Farmers and Ranchers​

    • USDA Purchase and Distribution

    • Section 32 Funding

    • Food Bank Administrative Costs and Food Purchases

    • And more.

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Department of Treasury

  • CARES Act: Find information on how the Department of Treasury is taking action on the CARES ACT for businesses and individuals, including SCAMS to be aware of. 

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