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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.


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

The Tennessee SBA regularly hosts webinars for you to get answers to your answer questions on EIDL, PPP,  and now the Restaurant Revitalization and Shuttered Venue Grants. Find upcoming sessions here.

It is important that you apply soon and accurately. Get help sooner rather than later!)


Additional resources:
Check back periodically for new programs getting ready to be released.


For more information visit Tennessee CARES Act Management System.

  • SBA (f): Recovery hub
  • IRS (f): Disaster assistance and emergency relief
  • TEMA (s): Individual Assistance
  • Farm Services Agency/FSA (f): farm-related assistance programs

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: April 27, 2021 at 9:56 AM