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COVID-19 Businesses Resources


For information on Financial assistance (including SBA loans), employer and worker assistance and Insurance assistance including sole proprietors, independent contractors and 501c3’s for federal grant funds,

There are two new programs to choose from:


• $10K grant that you can receive in 3 business days following receipt of the application by the SBA (also can be part of a loan). This is through the SBA 7b2 EIDL grant program. 


• Alternatively, businesses with employees can receive up to 2.5 months of payroll expenses as a forgiven loan through the new SBA 7a Paycheck Protection Program. You would apply for these funds through a lender rather than directly from the SBA and it would take longer to receive the funds. 


Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act

         Economic impacts video:

·        Small Business Assistance Guide

·        Restaurant Employee Relief Fund

·        File for a SBA Disaster Loan


Clarification on Essential Businesses -

·        Visit the Insurance Commissioner’s webpage:

Cowlitz Economic Development Council: 

         Employment Security Department:

·        Department of Commerce:

·        Washington State COVID-19 website:

·        SBA Disaster Loan:

·        Community Foundation of Southwest WA:

·        Workforce Southwest Washington:

·        Worksource Washington:

·        Cowlitz County:

·        Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce:

·        Association of Washington Business:


Working Washington Small Business Grants


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