Coronavirus Information & Assistance
MBA Small Business Project
Harvard MBA students from across the country are volunteering to provide pro bono assistance to small businesses, largely in accessing federal funding programs and answering questions on PPP forgiveness. If your businesses is interested in receiving assistance, please fill out the below form.
AmEx Stand for Small
Find tools, offers and expert advice from a growing group of companies dedicated to the success of small businesses. Because when small businesses thrive, our communities do too.
Financial Assistance Programs
WV CARES Act Small Business Grant Program
Any West Virginia-based small business, in existence on March 1, 2020, with 1-35 employees, is able to apply for up to $5,000 in grant funding.
Guidelines for the grants and instructions on how to apply are available at Grants.wv.gov.
The application will remain open until Sept. 30, 2020.
For the small business support, priority will be given to women- and minority-owned businesses. At least 60% of the grants will support enterprises in rural communities. Please register to be notified of the next round opening August 31st.
Emergency Impact Fund for North Central West Virginia Non-Profits
Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia, Inc. (YCF) Board of Directors has established the “Emergency Impact Fund for North Central West Virginia” to assist nonprofits in addressing the immediate impacts of COVID-19.
Main Street Lending Program
The Main Street Lending Program will provide a total of $600 billion in financing for small and medium-sized businesses. Interested businesses will work with an eligible lender to determine if they meet the program requirements, which are available online, as well as the lender’s own underwriting standards. The lender will determine whether a business is approved for a loan. The Fed will participate in the lending by purchasing a 95% interest in the loan. The lender retains 5% of the loan.