• U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

    COVID-19 Financial Resources for Businesses

    U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

    As mentioned on the call, the U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) through their Disaster Loan Program.

    To view the U.S. Small Business Administration's one-pager on the Disaster Loan Program—including information on areas that are eligible for loans and more—please click here. To submit an application for a loan with SBA, please click here

    U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Office Contacts

    If you would like to coordinate information calls, briefings and other resources at the regional, state and local level, please reach out to the following contacts:
    Federal Regions I-V (States/Territories East of Mississippi River):

    Michael Lampton, Public Affairs Supervisor, michael.lampton@sba.gov

    Mark Ihenacho, Lead Public Affairs Specialist, mark.ihenacho@sba.gov

    Federal Regions VI-X (states/territories west of Mississippi River):

    Rick Jenkins, Public Affairs Supervisor, richard.jenkins@sba.gov

    Mark Randle, Lead Public Affairs Specialist, mark.randle@sba.gov 
    Additional Resources to Help Small Businesses Navigate the Coronavirus Pandemic

    In addition to the information shared by the U.S. Small Business Administration, we encourage you and your members to utilize those created by CO—, the U.S. Chamber's own interactive digital platform designed specifically for business owners and offering unparalleled assets and subject matter expertise from the U.S. Chamber.

    CO— has consolidated five resources to help small business owners navigate the financial difficulties of the pandemic, including supplemental information about disaster assistance loans, state-wide initiatives to help small businesses, assistance options from credit card companies and banks, and more.