COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses

US SBA Funding

Small businesses that have been adversely impacted by the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) should apply for disaster relief funding from the United States Small Business Administration’s Disaster Loan Relief Program for small businesses. The State of Tennessee’s application for disaster relief funding for COVID-19 has been approved. Businesses in Hamilton County are eligible to apply for SBA funding.

SBA Links/Video

SBA Disaster Loan Assistance

SBA Loan Disaster Loan Highlights (video)
Chattanooga Chamber Video Interview with Lynn Chestnutt of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, Business Incubator

If you need assistance, contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center.
Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

Displaced Workers

Small businesses that have laid off displaced workers should report this information to the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development and the City of Chattanooga’s Office of Workforce Development. Displaced workers may be eligible for unemployment benefits.

TN Dept. of Labor & Workforce Development for Employers

TN Dept. of Labor & Workforce Development for Displaced Employees to apply for unemployment benefits

City of Chattanooga’s Office of Economic & Workforce Development for Adversely affected Restaurants, Gyms and Displaced Workers

Additional resources

If your business or organization would like to donate or help out organizations or individuals adversely impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19, please reach out to the United Way of Greater Chattanooga to learn more about how you can help.

If your business or organization is looking for resources to support workers that were displaced because of the outbreak of COVID-19, please reach out to the United Way of Greater Chattanooga to learn more about the resources available for displaced workers

Facebook is offering resources to businesses in over 30 countries where Facebook operates. Specifically, Facebook is establishing a $100 million fund to offer cash grants as well as Facebook ad credits to small businesses adversely impacted by the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Restaurants Open for Business

Although dine-in service at restaurants and bars within the Chattanooga city limits was shut down due to Mayor Andy Berke’s Executive Order, takeout / delivery/ and drive-through options for food are still available. If your restaurant is open for takeout / delivery / and/or drive-through, please make sure it’s listed on the Chattanooga Chamber’s website of open restaurants.

List of restaurants open for takeout / delivery / and drive through