COVID-19 Economic Resources

This page contains information about programs and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recovery. The list will be updated with new information as it becomes available.

Consultants and Professional Service Organizations
Additional Resources
Local and Regional
Webinar Recordings

COVID-19 Events



Virginia State Capitol Building 2

Find vital information on the status of COVID-19 regulations and support. Many local programs are governed and have allocations flow through the states subject to federal guidelines. This is an ideal starting point for assistance, further enhanced by non-governmental state resources as well as federal and local information.

Commonwealth of Virginia - Coronavirus (COVID-19) measures to ensure the health and safety of Virginians. 

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - (VDACS) provides relevant and up-to-date guidance and resources related to agriculture and agribusiness concerns.

Virginia Department of Education - provides division and building-level administrators, school health coordinators and educators with ready access to up-to-date resources and information about COVID-19 and the steps schools should take to safeguard the health of students and staff.

Virginia Department of Health - Continual updates on the latest numbers and information relevant to COVID-19.

Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development - DHCD is making available current CDBG funding to small cities, towns and rural counties to respond to local needs related to COVID-19 response.

    • Using CDBG Resources in Response to Covid-19 - The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program will assist units of local government and communities in response to the health and economic impact of COVID-19 by supporting planning grant, open submission and urgent need recovery activities.

Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles- Updates on DMV procedures affected by office closures

Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity - List of COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses

Virginia Department of Taxation - Tax-related coronavirus updates including relief for taxpayers affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

Virginia Employment Commission - Information on the latest changes to benefits application processes and requirement changes due to COVID-19, unemployment process, and office closings.

Virginia Tourism Corporation - Virginia Tourism has provided guidance for travelers, meeting planners, business resources, and support materials for marketing professionals.

Virginia Chamber - Comprehensive overview of resources to ensure your business and your employees have necessary information. 

    • Blueprint For Getting Virginians Back to Work, a Virginia Chamber-led initiative to provide businesses and policymakers with recommendations on operating in the current economic climate caused by COVID-19 and developing a path to reopening the economy. Members of the business community are encouraged to participate in the SURVEY.

 Virginia Economic Developers Association (VEDA) - News and resources from VEDA the voice of economic development in Virginia including weekly recorded webinars


us capital

Guidelines for Opening Up America Again - President Trump has unveiled a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention - As the nation's health protection agency, the CDC is the main source of information for health, safety, and security threats. - Community resources, virus updates, and small business guidance

Federal Reserve System - newly launched Main Street Lending Program -Federal Reserve takes additional actions to provide up to $2.3 trillion in loans to support the economy

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • At the national level, the National Business Emergency Operations Center is working with companies with the capability to access, produce or import PPE and they can be reached at: Additional information on how to donate or do business with FEMA is available at:
    • The NBEOC continues to host calls with private sector partners every Monday and Friday at 3:00PM ET. To participate, dial 1-800-619-3427, passcode: 2725748#
    • Updates and documents are also shared on the NBEOC Adobe Connect dashboard at:
  • At the regional level, GSA has created a market research form for us to better understand bedding, hygiene, medical supplies, DME, office supplies and facilities capabilities. Vendors are welcome to fill out the form at:

Food & Drug Administration (FDA) -The FDA also has resources available for businesses looking to increase production or import PPE. More information can be found on their PPE FAQ pageand on the Customs and Border Protection CSMS #42124872 -Information for Filing Personal Protective Equipment and Medical Devices During COVID-19 bulletin. Also, below are two email addresses for manufacturers to communicate with the FDA: Increasing production: Importing PPE:

IRS Coronavirus Relief- The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)- Guidance on preparing workplace on COVID-19

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) - USACE is actively looking for the private sector to support the development of their Alternate Care Sites: Vendors with the ability to perform or supply items (1) "Build-out" or retrofit of existing space (arenas, convention centers, dormitories, hotels, or other facilities) into alternate care facilities, (2) Field Medical Units, (3) Temporary Medical Enclosures are requested to send capabilities statements to our dedicated COVID-19 Contracting mailbox:

U.S. Small Business Administration - Small business guidance & loan resources

Virginia SBDC - Recovery Resources for Small Businesses​ - As businesses begin to look at reopening and/or planning to transition to the 'new normal,' there are a number of factors to consider and decisions to be made. The Virginia SBDC recommends using the process below no matter what stage you are in to determine your next steps.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Combating the coronavirus resources for businesses

    •  U.S. Chamber Foundation Launches Grant Program to Support Small Business Recovery - the Save Small Business Fund is a grantmaking initiative offering short-term relief for small employers in the United States and its territories. Due to overwhelming interest in this grant program, they have reached their capacity and are not accepting new applicants at this time. 

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) - Includes FAQs on critical infrastructure, crop insurance, economic research, farm programs, food safety, and more.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency - Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During Covid-19 Response

U.S. Department of Labor Coronavirus Resources - Resources to help workers and employers prepare for the COVID-19 virus

* NEW U.S. Economic Development Administration EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance - EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance, which is being administered under the authority of the bureau's flexible Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) (PDF) program, provides a wide-range of financial assistance to communities and regions as they respond to and recover from the impacts of the pandemic.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - What You Should Know About the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and COVID-19

U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship -  The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act - To help small business owners and entrepreneurs better understand the new programs that will soon be available to them, this comprehensive guide was created.

Veteran Business Outreach Center (VBOC) - Entrepreneurial development services for eligible veterans who own or are considering starting a small business.

Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Center (Virginia PTAC) - Provides counseling and services that help businesses do business with government at the Federal, State, and Local levels.

Consultants and Professional Service Organizations

Hunton Andrews Kurth 

Littler: Frequently Asked Questions on Workplace Privacy and COVID-19 - Answers to FAQs about an employer’s privacy obligations for medical information questionnaires, temperature screenings, self-reporting obligations, and medical examinations.

Cushman & Wakefield

  • * NEW Warehouse Readiness Essentials Checklist - experts in the Logistics, Industrial and Production sectors compiled the Warehouse Readiness Essentials Checklist to share experiences, industry knowledge and best practices across the globe, including insights from key partners.
  • * NEW Retail Readiness Essentials Checklist - Retail experts have compiled the Retail Readiness Essentials Checklist to share experiences, industry knowledge and best practices across the globe.
  • Recovery Readiness Guide - A How-to Guide for Reopening your Workplace, a comprehensive guide for real estate tenants and landlords on reopening workplaces as stay-at-home restrictions are lifted.
  • The Safe Six Checklist that Brett White, Executive Chairman & CEO of Cushman & Wakefield, discussed on CNBC, Bloomberg and Good Morning America. 

Additional Resources:

* NEW  Farm Credit Administration - Paycheck Protection Program

* NEW Still Some SBA Loan Confusion - Farmers Wanting to Apply for Next Round of Funds Need to Act Now

* NEW GRANTSPACE - Where can I find emergency financial resources to help with COVID-19 hardships?This site has a very comprehensive list of grant opportunities, from state and federal grants, to private sector grants, to industry specific grants large and small.

COVID-19 impact: Understanding the importance of supply chains -Business professor explains how supply chains may be affected during a pandemic

GENEDGE - Information and resources for Virginia manufacturers

  • Impact of COVID-19 on Business Survey Results
  • Virginia Supply Chain Connector - GENEDGE is bringing together manufacturers from across Virginia to address the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) that is hitting health care providers hard. Join the Virginia Supply Chain Connector and be part of the effort to build a Virginia-based supply chain for PPE.
  • * NEW  Virginia Needs Your Input The Commonwealth is requesting your feedback in the form of a survey to get a better sense of PPE needs from Virginia businesses as they start the reopening process. The results of this survey could provide a better sense of businesses’ confidence levels regarding PPE needs as Virginia considers reopening the economy, as well as what role they are looking for the state government to play. SURVEY

Main Street America - Existing resources, opportunities, and community response examples to help Main Street districts during this crisis.

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) - NAM is working with manufacturers who are looking to change their business lines to support the COVID response. Interested companies can email or contact Mr. Nguyen: Vinh Nguyen, National Association of Manufacturers;; Phone: (202) 637-3097 South Central Workforce Investment Board 

Southern Piedmont Technology Council - List of technology resources available including teleworking/security, business, technology and education resources, and free technology app offerings.

Southside Planning District Commission - The Lake Country Development Corporation announces a COVID-19 Emergency Loan program. Emergency Loan Flyer  Application

Verizon and LISC COVID-19 Recovery Fund - Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and Verizon are offering grants of up to $10,000, especially to entrepreneurs of color, women-owned businesses and other enterprises in historically under-served places who don’t have access to flexible, affordable capital.  

Virginia Career Works – South Central Region Region Rapid Response- APPLICATION - Assist small businesses (fewer than 250 employees per site) with certain costs related to the COVID-19 crisis that mitigates or minimizes potential job losses. Examples: Paying for cleaning services and supplies, purchasing items that can assist employees in teleworking.

Virginia Farm Bureau Producer Resources Related to the Coronavirus COVID-19 - Timely and relevant information related to farm operations during this public health challenge

Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) - Updates from the VMA for Virginia’s manufacturing sector, its employees and supply chain. 

Virginia SBDC - Longwood - COVID-19 business resources page

Local and Regional

The latest information on local and regional support, office closings, and webinars and outreach to businesses and citizens.

Bridge to Recovery program to assist with providing immediate and impactful funding for businesses through the recovery periods of the COVID-19 pandemic and to bridge supply chain needs of companies with service providers.

Rebuild Virginia Grant Program for Small Businesses & Nonprofits will provide grants of up to three times the applicant's average monthly eligible expenses up to a maximum award of $10,000.

Webinar Recordings

  • VEDP - Global Trade Disruptions: What Businesses Should Know About Tariffs, Trade Actions, and Supply Chains Recording
  • SBA Recordings -List of available SBA Economic Resources webinars
  • International Trade in a COVID-19 World – Export Financing During Uncertain Times - Recording
  • VEDP Legal Considerations During Uncertain Times - Recording
  • CARES Act Resources for Small Business - Covers Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), additional small business benefits, as well as other important considerations - Recording Presentation
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act - Attorneys Sam Jackson and Mandy Strickland Floyd, will guide you through the new law’s requirements and provide you with some bottom-line answers to how this law may impact your business and employment decisions - Recording | Presentation 
  • International Economic Development Council (IEDC) COVID-19: Preparing for What Comes Next Recording