Additional Resources

Governor's Coronavirus Task Force

Montana public health agencies and the Governor’s Coronavirus Task Force are actively working to limit the spread of novel coronavirus in Montana. Users can get the latest updates, sign up for notifications, and provide public comment.

CARES Act & Disaster Assistance

SBA Disaster Assistance – The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: What Small Businesses Need to Know – The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the largest financial assistance bill ever, includes provisions to help small businesses. Here are the highlights.

If your business has incurred economic injury tied to the COVID-19/coronavirus crisis, apply right away for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). Here is a link directly to the application.

Paycheck Protection Loans – The $350 billion lending program authorized by the latest stimulus package aims to expand the access and availability of loans to struggling small businesses. And the terms are now very different. You can read more in this brief, yet excellent article published by Inc. Magazine here.

Scams, Fraud, and Cyber Security

COVID-19 Cyber Awareness – The Department of Administration – State Information Technology Services Division (SITSD) reminds everyone to remain vigilant for scams related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Read more information to protect yourself and your organization against these scams.

SBA Scam & Fraud Advisory List – The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the largest financial assistance bill to date, includes provisions to help small businesses. Fraudsters have already begun targeting small business owners during these economically difficult times. Be on the lookout for grant fraud, loan fraud, and phishing.

Partner Links

America’s Small Business Development Center Network – America’s SBDCs are working to help small businesses address the business challenges of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

US Chamber of Commerce – The U.S. Chamber is working closely with the White House, U.S. government agencies, and foreign government officials to inform and equip businesses with the most important and up-to-date information to prevent the spread of the virus and prepare businesses for the near and long-term impact.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – For clients, suppliers, donors and contacts that have asked how to sell or donate medical supplies.

University of Georgia SBDC – Guide to Conquering a Business Crisis – Cash Management, Pricing and Cost Containment, Supply Chain Management & Marketing.

Montana Nonprofit Association – COVID-19 Nonprofit Response – As the front line in many communities, nonprofits will play a large role in determining the impact of COVID-19 is addressed in Montana. Prepare yourself and your organization to lead in and through this event. Contained are resources to help you stay informed, prepare, and communicate with your staff, clients, and community.

Montana Manufacturing Extension Center – Coronavirus Response Page – This page will be updated as frequently as possible with news, updates, needs and resources.