The following links provide access to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) resources and information:
- Small Business Owner's Guide to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (senate.gov)
- Getting Cash For Your Small Business Through The CARES Act
- City of Philadelphia Small Business Relief Fund; Application and Relief Fund FAQs
- City of Philadephia Business Email for Questions
- COVID-19 Working Capital Access (CWCA) Program (PA Industrial Development Authority)
- University City District (UCD) Small Business Emergency Fund
- The Enterprise Center Capital Corporation (TEC-CC)
- Philadelphia COVID General Information
- SCORE National Coronavirus Workshop
- CDC Business Guidance
- SBA Small Business Loan Information by State
- SBA Disaster Assistance
- SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
- Pennsylvania's Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) portal
- Google Ad Credits for Small- and Medium-Size Businesses
- Information and updates through ReadyPhiladelphia - Text keyword COVIDPHL to 888-777
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has posted information regarding loan programs and guidance for businesses:
Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL).
On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the CARES Act, which provided additional assistance for small business owners and non-profits, including the opportunity to get up to a $10,000 Advance on an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). This Advance may be available even if your EIDL application was declined or is still pending, and will be forgiven.
If you wish to apply for the Advance on your EIDL, please visit www.SBA.gov/Disaster as soon as possible to fill out a new, streamlined application. In order to qualify for the Advance, you need to submit this new application even if you previously submitted an EIDL application. Applying for the Advance will not impact the status or slow your existing application.
Also, we encourage you to subscribe to our email updates via www.SBA.gov/Updates and follow us on Twitter at @SBAgov for the latest news on available SBA resources and services. If you need additional assistance, you can find your local SBA office and resource partners at www.SBA.gov/LocalAssistance. If you have questions, you may also call 1-800-659-2955.
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has issued COVID-19 guidance for businesses:
- Resources for Business & Employers
- General Info & FAQs
- Steps to Preventing Illness
- Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities