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COVID-19 Resources for Startups, State-by-State

Welcome to our state directory for startups seeking COVID-19 resources! Last month we whittled the plethora of resources available down to the essentials here. We certainly weren’t the first to provide a guide, and we realized that with the proliferation of the same information over many sources, it would also be valuable to provide this state-based directory for startups looking for one-stop COVID-19 resources.

Many state efforts have been overshadowed as the federal stimulus and loan programs dominate conversations of economic recovery and small business support. The federal programs for small business relief include the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) EIDL and PPP loans. But since applications opened, there has been a crush of applications, with some large lenders refusing to accept applications or imposing requirements (such as an applicant needing to be a pre-existing customer, or holding certain accounts, etc.). Some lenders are so overwhelmed they have already stopped taking applications. 

This chart from the Delaware Division of Small Business compares one of their loans to available SBA loans.

So where else can startups turn? There are small business support organizations and government bodies in every state that have been providing assistance and guidance before “COVID-19” and “startups” were even a thing. This assistance includes grant programs, disaster assistance, bridge loans, training, advice, and more. Most of these pages also feature links to federal programs, so you may have to drill down to find the state-specific resources.

Here is where to look for COVID-19 resources in your state.

Midwest

Minnesota

MN DEED (Department of Employment and Economic Development)

Info and Resources for Employers and Businesses

Illinois

Office of the Treasurer

Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program

Iowa

Iowa Economic Development Authority

COVID-19: Iowa Business Recovery Assistance

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Small Business Development Center

COVID-19: How we can help businesses

North Dakota

Center for Technology and Business

Coronavirus Resources for Small Businesses

South Dakota

South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development

COVID-19 

Ohio 

Ohio Department of Health

Resources for Economic Support

Michigan 

Michigan’s Small Business Development Center

Supporting Your Small Business During COVID-19

Indiana

Indiana Small Business Development Center

COVID-19 Resources

Nebraska 

Nebraska Department of Economic Development

DED COVID-19 Information

Kansas 

Kansas Department of Commerce

COVID-19 Response

Missouri 

Missouri Department of Health and Human Services

COVID-19-Businesses 

Northeast

Maine 

Maine Department of Economic & Community Development

DECD-Home

New Hampshire 

New Hampshire Small Business Development Center

COVID-19 Assistance

Vermont 

State of Vermont’s Agency of Commerce and Community Development

COVID-19 Recovery Resource Center

Massachusetts 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

COVID-19 Resources and Guidance for Businesses

Rhode Island 

Rhode Island Commerce

COVID-19 FAQ

Connecticut

Connecticut State

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

New York 

NYC Small Business Services

Financial Assistance for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

New Jersey 

Department of Labor & Workforce Development

NJDOL and the Coronavirus (COVID-19): What Employers & Businesses Should Know

Pennsylvania

PA Chamber of Business and Industry

Business Resources for Coronavirus

South

Delaware 

Delaware Division of Small Business

COVID-19 Information for DE Small Businesses

Maryland 

Maryland Department of Commerce

Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Programs for Businesses

Virginia 

The Commonwealth of Virginia

Coronavirus Actions and Support- Support for Businesses

West Virginia 

West Virginia Development Office

COVID-19 Business Relief Resources and Information

Kentucky 

Team Kentucky- Cabinet for Economic Development

Business-related COVD-19 guidance, resources and FAQs

North Carolina 

NC Commerce

Solutions for N.C. Business &Employers | COVID-19 Resources

South Carolina 

South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

COVID-19 Information & Resources Hub

Tennessee 

Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development

COVID-19 Small Business Resources

Georgia 

Georgia.gov

COVID-19: Support for Businesses

Florida 

Florida Small Business Development Center

COVID-19 Business Disaster Recovery Assistance

Alabama 

Alabama Small Business Development Center

Small Business Guidance on COVID-19

Mississippi 

Mississippi Economic Council

Coronavirus- Resources for Employers

Arkansas 

Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center

COVID-19 Resources

Louisiana 

Louisiana Economic Development

COVID-19 Assistance

Texas

Texas Economic Development

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Commerce

COVID-19 Resources

West

Montana

U.S. Small Business Administration

Montana District Office

Idaho

Idaho Commerce

COVID-19 Resources and Information

Wyoming

Wyoming Business Council

COVID-19 Resources for Employers

Colorado

Colorado SBDC

COVID-19 Small Business Response Resources

New Mexico

New Mexico Economic Development Department

Help for Businesses Negatively Impacted by the COVID-19 Health Emergency

Arizona

Arizona Commerce Authority

Business Financial Support

Utah

Coronavirus.Utah.gov

Resources for Business

Nevada

Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance

Nevada COVID-19 Response-Business Information Network

California

California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Oregon

Business Oregon

Small Business Resource Navigator

Washington

Small Business Liaison Team

COVID-19 Business Resources for Washington State

Alaska

Alaska Small Business Development Center

COVID-19 Resource Center

Hawaii

Hawaii Chamber of Commerce

COVID-19 Response Hub