Coronavirus (COVID-19): Resources and Funding

Note: Health and government officials continue to work together to maintain the safety, security, and health of all Tennesseans. DBEs, microenterprises, small businesses, and entrepreneurs are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

These pandemic resources are for DBE, microenterprises, small businesses, and entrepreneurs as well as ESOs and communities.

Check back periodically for updates.

Check back periodically for updates.

Federal program offerings

US Small Business Administration (SBA) (f): for small businesses, nonprofits, and faith-based organizations – closed for application        

Targeted EIDL Advance (limited eligibility)

o  SBA EIDL Advance: closed      

  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP):

First Draw PPP Loans

o  Second Draw PPP Loans  

State program offerings 

For more information visit Tennessee CARES Act Management System.

See here for other disasters.


ESO and Community focused

Before closing your business get help from the TSBDC or other ESO. If you decide it is still the best option for your business, here are some basic steps:

1)     File a Final Return and Related Forms

2)     Take Care of Your Employees

3)     Pay the Tax You Owe

4)     Report Payments to Contract Workers

5)     Cancel Your EIN and Close Your IRS Business Account

6)     Keep Your Records

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Stay informed. Beware of scams and fraud. Be cautious about sharing your personal and business information. Here are a few resources:

Key: (f) federal, (s) state, (o) other


Visit here for broad COVID-19 resources for Tennesseans, and for public information call 877.857.2945.

This Page Last Updated: May 6, 2022 at 4:27 PM