In order to assist you with your business and workforce needs during the COVID-19 response we’ve created this resource page. We will update the resources on this page as new information becomes available. Please check back periodically for updates.
Information regarding programs and funding assistance to help employers being impacted by COVID-19.
- Small Business Restart Grant Program – Small businesses who meet the eligibility requirements can be awarded up to $2,500 to $5,000 for each month in which the business demonstrates a revenue loss of at least 40% or at least 80% respectively with grants issued up $10,000 per company. Applications open June 3rd.
- Paycheck Protection Program – Information regarding the paycheck protection loan program. This is a forgivable loan available for small businesses to temporarily cover costs associated with payroll, utilities, and mortgage/rent payments.
- SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Funding Application – Apply for SBA funding for assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- SBA 7(a), 504 and Microloans – The SBA works with lenders to provide loans to small businesses.
- SBA Debt Relief – The SBA can provide financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- SBA Express Bridge Loans – Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.
- SBA Resource Partner Network – The SBA works with a number of local partners to counsel, mentor, and train small businesses.
- Tax Relief Information from the Internal Revenue Service – Get information on COVID-19 tax relief for businesses and tax-exempt entities.
- This program is currently not accepting applications at this time. Save Small Business Fund – A grantmaking initiative from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation offering short-term relief for small employers in the U.S. and it’s territories. The program offers $5,000 in the form of a grant to businesses with 3 to 20 employees that have been financially impacted by COVID-19.
- Information on the SBA Economic Disaster Loan Funding Assistance – Indiana has been designated to receive funding for these disaster assistance loans. The loans provide support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue due to COVID-19.
- Instructions on Applying for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Funding – Information on how to fill out the applications for this disaster loan program. (Please know the SBA website for submitting the loan application is experiencing a high rate of user volume. Some have lost their information as they attempted to enter it online. It is being recommended that you print out the application and fill it out by hand first, then enter the information into the online application.)
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response – Information on how to identify critical and essential workers.
- U. S. Chamber of Commerce’s Coronavirus Emergency Loans Guidance and Checklist for Small Businesses and Nonprofits – Information on how to fill out applications for disaster loan programs.
- Senator Braun’s Business Resource Guide – Business and employee guide pertaining to the CARES Act.
- Information for the Direct Payment Program – Information regarding direct payments to Americans.
- Information for Nonprofit Organizations – Information regarding loans to assist nonprofits.
If you have any questions about small business assistance programs currently available, please contact Wayne County’s Indiana Small Business Development Center Advisor, Scott Underwood at 765-686-1041 or email@example.com.
Re-Opening Guidelines for Employers
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Guidelines for Employers – Interim guidance for businesses and employers to plan and respond to COVID-19.
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Guidance on Preparing Workplaces – Guidelines put into place by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Back-on-Track Indiana Industry Guidelines – Guidelines for industries to follow in accordance with the Back-on-Track Indiana plan.
Information and resources for employees who are being impacted by COVID-19.
- How to Guide Displaced Workers to File for Unemployment – Guidance on how to file for unemployment benefits if a position has been impacted by COVID-19.
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements – U.S. Department of Labor’s new paid leave requirements for certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.
- U.S. Department of Labor’s Guide to COVID-19 and the American Workplace – Fact sheets, questions and answers, updated posters, and other relevant information for workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stay up-to-date on information from Governor Eric Holcomb, state legislature, and state departments as the response to COVID-19 evolves.
- Back-on-Track Indiana – Website with details on the state’s five-phase plan to get “back on track” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Back-on-Track Indiana Five-Phase Plan – Breakdown of each of the five phases of the state’s “back on track” plan and dates for specific businesses to begin operations.
- PPE Marketplace – a program connecting small businesses and nonprofits with PPE so they can safely reopen.
- Executive Orders from Governor Eric Holcomb – Executive orders from Governor Holcomb as officials and state departments respond to the challenges caused by COVID-19. Includes Stay at Home orders as well as many other important executive orders issued to respond to the challenges for businesses and residents caused by the pandemic.
- State News Releases – Information regarding scheduled news conferences as well as the information provided in news conferences and additional information as the pandemic situation evolves.
- The state has established a Critical Industries Hotline to provide guidance and assistance for businesses and industries concerning Governor Holcomb’s executive order. Call the hotline at 877-820-0890 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Indiana Department of Health COVID-19 Webpage – Information and updates from the state health department regarding COVID-19 along with a map of the state with data including the number of identified cases and deaths from COVID-19.
Richmond – Wayne County Information
Stay up-to-date on local information from the City of Richmond and Wayne County Government in response to COVID-19.
- COVID-19 Response Program from the City of Richmond and Center City Development Corporation – Grant applications being accepted from businesses located in the Main Street business district of Richmond. Businesses must have employees beyond the business owner and have not received Payroll Protection funding from the federal government.
- Richmond – Wayne County Joint Executive Order – The most recent executive order from the City of Richmond and Wayne County Government issuing protections put in place for residents in addition to the State of Indiana’s Back on Track plan.
- City of Richmond COVID-19 Resources – Local and state information for residents on resources available to assist with challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Below is a map of operating businesses in Wayne County providing access to food, including restaurants, grocers, food pantries, and other establishments along with their hours of operation.
Resource guides and additional information regarding the COVID-19 response.
- Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) COVID-19 Resource Page
- Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) COVID-19 Resource Page
- Sign up for business-related updates from IEDC concerning COVID-19
- Indiana Economic Development Association (IDEA) COVID-19 Resource Page
- Hoosier Resource Guide