The Big List of COVID-19 Financial Assistance Programs for Small Businesses By State

A regularly updated list of financial assistance programs for small businesses hurt by the outbreak of COVID-19 sorted by state and county.

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Update: More programs were added to this list on May 1.

We understand that many businesses are seeking Coronavirus Financial Support & Loan Relief Help.

We’re hearing loud and clear that small businesses are facing an unprecedented crisis. Many have reached out directly to say they don’t know if they’ll recover from the extraordinary impact of the COVID-19 virus.

We’re working to bring you the latest information and resources to help weather this pandemic. That’s included tracking the availability of Small Business Administration (SBA) coronavirus relief loans state by state. Financial Assistance and Loans are the best way for a business to get quick relief as mandated pandemic restrictions such as shelter in place, social distancing and closures affect day to day operations of many workplaces and places of business.

In addition to the SBA’s Emergency Disaster Loan program, the SBA is administering a second loan program called the Paycheck Protection Program, which will provide $349 billion to small businesses. You can read more about the Paycheck Protection Program on Workest.

Local and National Small Business Monetary Relief Options

We know that individual communities at the state level, county level and city level are stepping up as well. Many government and private institutions are offering financial assistance programs locally.

The problem is many businesses scrambling to keep solvent are  struggling to find the information.

Where to Find Financial Help During the Coronavirus Pandemic

We’ve put together the following list of loan programs that are designed to provide financial assistance to local small businesses facing pressure during the COVID-19 outbreak. You can filter by state, county or city to quickly find those most relevant to you. You can also perform a search by keyword.

Please note this is a list based on financial assistance programs we’ve been able to identify to date. More are being rolled out weekly, if not daily. We’ll continue to update this list as we find more. If you’re a registered user of Workest, you can bookmark this article and check back to see more programs as they arrive.

Help us add to this list of Financial Assistance Programs

If you know of a Coronavirus financial relief or loan program in your community we should add, please let us know by emailing [email protected].

Editor’s Note: Neither Workest or Zenefits is affiliated with, nor endorsing, the financial assistance programs listed in this article. This article is for informational purposes only. We cannot advise on how to apply for any of the programs listed. Readers should consult the programs directly with questions or concerns.

List of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Financial Assistance Programs By State, County and City

wdt_ID State County City Program Program Description Link to Program
1 Alabama Waiver for State Sales Tax Late Payment Penalties Alabama's Department of Revenue is waiving late fees for sales tax through June 1, 2020 for small retail and hospitality businesses. https://revenue.alabama.gov/coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak-updates/
2 Alabama SBA Coronavirus Relief Loans The SBA is allowing small businesses statewide to apply for disaster relief loans of up to $2 million with interest rates at 2.75% for nonprofits and 3.75% for small businesses. Repayment can extend up to 30 years. https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance
3 Alaska SBA Coronavirus Relief Loans The SBA is allowing small businesses statewide to apply for disaster relief loans of up to $2 million with interest rates at 2.75% for nonprofits and 3.75% for small businesses. Repayment can extend up to 30 years. https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance
4 Arizona WaFD Small Business Credit Line Regional bank is offering a 5-year credit line with the first 90 days interest free to businesses who have experiened a 10% drop in revenue. Credit lines can be up to $200,000. https://www.wafdbank.com/business-banking/coronavirus-business-line-of-credit
5 Arizona SBA Coronavirus Relief Loans The SBA is allowing small businesses statewide to apply for disaster relief loans of up to $2 million with interest rates at 2.75% for nonprofits and 3.75% for small businesses. Repayment can extend up to 30 years. https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance
6 Arkansas Bridge Loans The governor of Arkansas has announced funding for midsize companies and nonprofits in the state to continue operation. https://www.arkansasedc.com/covid19
7 Arkansas SBA Coronavirus Relief Loans The SBA is allowing small businesses statewide to apply for disaster relief loans of up to $2 million with interest rates at 2.75% for nonprofits and 3.75% for small businesses. Repayment can extend up to 30 years. https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance
8 California San Francisco County, CA San Francisco, CA San Francisco Small Business Resiliency Program San Francisco businesses with 1-5 employees can apply for $10,000 for employee salaries and rent if they can demonstrate a loss of at least 25% in revenue. https://oewd.org/covid-19-small-business-resiliency-fund
9 California Los Angeles County, CA Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Small Business Emergency Microloans Businesses located in LA impacted by the coronavirus outbreak can apply for low-interest loans between $5,000 and $20,000. Repayment can range from 6 months to 5 years. Interest rates can be as low as 0% for 6-month terms. https://ewddlacity.com/index.php/microloan-program
10 California IBank Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee The California IBank is offer 95% gaurantees on loans worth up to $1 million to small businesses in declared disaster areas. https://www.ibank.ca.gov/small-business-finance-center/
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