COVID-19 Resources for Businesses

At Downtown Roanoke, Inc., we're working to support our business community through this challenging time. To help our businesses navigate this complex and rapidly changing environment, we've put together a list of information and resources. We're working to keep this page updated as often as possible. If you have questions or ideas of valuable information that can be added, please reach out to us

Visit the CDC's page for information on how to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Check out this Resource Page from the Roanoke Regional Partnership with additional information.

Assistance for Small Businesses

  • Paycheck Protection Program - Read more about this important program now!
  • SBA Small Business Disaster Assistance Loans - up to $10,000 Advance on an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)
  • Funding Available - Want to avoid layoffs and downsizing? VIRGINIA CAREER WORKS has funding available to support small businesses (250 employees or less) through the COVID-19 pandemic. Note - Application Window - March 30 - April 3, 2020 (Deadline 4/3/20 at 5:00pm - No exceptions) View the Application and Details
  • The SBA (US Small Business Association) has a Disaster Loan Assistance Program that your business may be eligible to participate in. Their website also has many resources for Small Businesses. View SBA Resources

Helpful Information for Small Businesses

Additional Information and Resources