Business Resources

Information on the COVID-19 PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) and how to apply

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small business suffering substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19.

Whatcom Business Alliance has compiled a business-related resource list for local businesses and workers affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus. For health-related updates and reports, please go to the Washington State Department of Health website.

 

Safer. Stronger. Together. A local campaign with posters and decals for businesses to display as they reopen. To get yours, go to: whatcomtogether.org or pick up from the WBA office. Put together by the Whatcom County Health Department and the Port of Bellingham's Regional Economic Partnership.

Association of Washington Business website, Rebound and Recovery, offers free tools and templates to use as businesses reopen.

 

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance

Information and application for low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19.

 

CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers Webpage

 

Department of Commerce's COVID-19 Webpage

Information on small business assistance and state and federal programs providing Covid-19 support.

 

Department of Labor & Industries COVID-19 Resources Webpage

Information on paid sick leave, workers' compensation, workplace safety and health.

 

Department of Revenue

Information on COVID-19 related relief for taxpayers.

 

Emergency Management Division Business Preparedness Webpage

Information on business preparedness.

 

Employment Security Department COVID-19 Webpage

Information on emergency rules regarding temporary layoffs, isolation and quarantine for workers and businesses.

Click here for a comparison guide to see some of the most common scenarios and benefits.

 

Governor Jay Inslee's COVID-19 Webpage

Information on financial assistance, export assistance, employer and worker assistance, insurance assistance.

 

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Information on disaster assistance for Washington businesses impacted by COVID-10.