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The Virginia SBDC has business advisors that can help you with loan package preparation. If you have questions about the process or need assistance in gathering information or filling out application forms contact us and we will get you connected with a business advisor as soon as possible.

Contact your SBDC advisor. Request advising here.

Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877-8339. The Service Center is open 7 days a week from 7:00am to 9:00pm.

Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call SBA’s Customer Service Center via the Federal Relay Line by calling (800) 877-8339. You may also email for more information on SBA disaster assistance.  The Service Center is open 7 days a week from 7:00am to 9:00pm.

Some local cities and counties throughout Virginia have begun to make loans and/or grants available to their local businesses. Check your local county sites to see if there is one in your locality. You can find a list of county websites here:

Stafford’s CARES Act Funds

Town of Leesburg: Tent and Heater Reimbursement Grants

Town of Leesburg Phase II of Leesburg Business Infusion Grant

State resources for small businesses navigating the coronavirus crisis

Amherst County Back in Business Grant

Many banks have offered deferment and forbearance to business loan customers having trouble making payments. Search for your bank on the American Bankers Association’s ongoing A-Z list of coronavirus response programs.  

Avoid COVID-19 scams!

Scammers are using the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) name to con small businesses and individuals during the COVID-19 crisis through phone calls, emails, text messages and letters.

Please note:

As businesses begin to look at reopening and/or planning to transition to the ‘new normal,’ there are a number of factors to consider and decisions to be made. The Virginia SBDC recommends using the process below no matter what stage you are in to determine your next steps. This checklist is meant to help guide you through those important questions as you look to reimagine your business and find success in the post-crisis world. Wherever your business may be currently, we suggest starting at the very beginning of the checklist and working your way through.

Business Recovery Resource Center

Still have questions?  Request advising here.

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