Small Business Relief Resources

Updated July 28, 2021

GRANT + LOAN OPPORTUNITIES
  • Coastal Area District Development Authority | The EDA CARES ACT Revolving Loan Fund provides economic assistance to businesses within a nine-county region of Coastal Georgia including Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh. Learn more.
  • Lowe's-LISC Small Business Relief GrantsThanks to a $55 million significant commitment grant from Lowe’s, LISC will provide the emergency grant assistance that small businesses desperately need to stay afloat. Learn more.
  • Opportunity FundOpportunity Fund is a nonprofit organization that provides financing to underserved small-business owners. Learn more.
  • Kiva | Kiva is a non-profit that expands access to capital for entrepreneurs around the world. Get loans up to $15,000 at 0% interest. Learn more.

U.S. cHAMBER OF COMMERCE: SAVE SMALL BUSINESS INITIATIVE
FINANCIAL AID AND TAX GUIDES

The CARES Act allocated $350 billion (and as of April 24, an additional $310 billion) to help small firms keep workers employed. Called the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the initiative provides 100% guaranteed loans that can be forgiven if borrowers maintain or restore payrolls. Check eligibility and prepare to apply using this guide.

GUIDE: SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS (EIDL)

The CARES Act expanded the SBA’s long-standing Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL), which includes additional loan programs and $10,000 emergency grants. Check eligibility, calculate borrowing limits, and prepare to apply using this guide.

GUIDE: EMPLOYEE RETENTION TAX CREDIT

The CARES Act created a new employee retention tax credit for employers that are closed, partially closed, or experiencing revenue losses as a result of COVID. Check eligibility and calculate your credit using this guide.

GUIDE: TEMPORARY PAID LEAVE PROGRAMS

Congress has created new temporary paid sick leave and paid Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) programs that are 100% reimbursable by the federal government. Check requirements, eligibility and exemptions using this guide.