SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan
The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.

SBA Express Bridge Loans
This loan enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance
This loan advance will provide up to $10,000 of economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties.

SBA Paycheck Protection Program
A SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
**Small business owners should go online to your local bank to apply for the PPP.**
You can also apply/get more information through Newtek.

NC COVID19 Recovery Loan
NOTE: As of March 26th, the existing funds are oversubscribed. They do expect more funding for the program, so they are still accepting applications.

THREAD Capital Rapid Recovery Loan
Thread Capital’s COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan supports North Carolina small businesses and family farms as they recover from the economic impact of COVID-19.

Elizabeth City Small Business Micro Grant Program
Elizabeth City Downtown, Inc. (ECDI) will allow for grants of up to $1500 for small, independent businesses in Elizabeth City affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please read the eligibility requirements at the link below before applying.

Golden Leaf Foundation-Disaster Recovery Grant Program
The next deadline to submit applications for the Disaster Recovery Grant Program is noon on Monday, April 20, 2020.

CARES ACT Provisions for Nonprofits
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), a bipartisan stimulus bill, provides significant relief for nonprofits struggling through the COVID-19 crisis and for many of their employees and clients.

AARP Foundation Grant Opportunity
With these Request for Applications (RFAs), one for Direct Service projects and one for Education, Outreach or Field-Building projects, AARP Foundation seeks projects that advance economic opportunity among low-income older adults.

REMINDER: Please contact the Small Business Center if you need any assistance applying for relief funds. Email