March 24, 2020

COVID-19 Resources and Assistance for Small Businesses and Startups

As we collectively navigate the uncertainty of the recent health crisis, Opportunity SWVA is committed to supporting our Southwest Virginia startups and small businesses during this time. This situation is fluid and changes day by day. We have compiled a list of resources below to keep you informed and help your business stay strong.

Virginia Resources

Office of the Governor

Department of Health

Department of Labor & Industry

Department of Education

Virginia Economic Development Partnership

BIO: Coronavirus Resource Center

Industry Resources

Artists & Craftspeople

Remote Working


Small Businesses

Staying Connected to Customers During a Crisis

US Travel Association: Resource Page

National Resources

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation:

Disaster Help Desk

Corporate Aid Tracker

Resilience in a Box

Customizable Workplace Flyer

U.S. Economic Development Administration:

Navigating the Federal System

U.S. Department of the Treasury:

Paid Leave Reimbursement

Rural Support:

Resources for Startups & Small Businesses

Families First:

Coronavirus Response Act

Thanks to all of you for the work you do every day advocating for entrepreneurship and sustaining Southwest Virginia’s economy. The work we do together is more important now than ever.

If you have a resource or story to share on what you are doing to support entrepreneurs in this challenging time, we hope you’ll share them with us so we can spread the word.