Resources available for small businesses hurt by pandemic
Virginia Career Works is now offering some financial support for small businesses. Visit https://vcwblueridge.com/covid-19-funding/ for information.
Businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to apply for financial assistance.
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million for businesses experiencing losses as a result of the coronavirus.
The Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center is holding online information sessions about the disaster loans, as well as other COVID-19 resources. For more information, visit the regional SBDC website, https://roanokesmall business.org/covid19.
Gov. Ralph Northam requested the assistance for Virginia businesses in a letter dated March 18, one day after imposing a statewide ban on gatherings of 10 or more people at restaurants, fitness centers and theaters.
This link is constantly updated as more resources come out. Please check it frequently for resources!