SBA offers Disaster Assistance for businesses in response to Coronavirus

Coronavirus in West Virginia

(WOAY) – The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act 2020 (H.R. 6074) expanded the Small Business Act’s definition of a disaster to include Coronavirus (COVID-19).

As a result, the SBA will be able to provide Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) under a Governor’s Certification Disaster Declaration. In order for SBA to issue an EIDL declaration, the Governor must submit a written request to SBA with supporting economic injury loss information that certifies at least five small businesses in a disaster area have suffered substantial economic injury as a result of the disaster.

If your small businesses has suffered substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus; as in being unable to meet obligations or to pay ordinary and necessary operating expenses please review the information below:

HANDOUT_SBA Disaster Assistance_Resources for Businesses

We encourage any small business members that have been impacted to complete the estimated disaster economic industry worksheet, LINKED HERE, and submit it to the Governor’s Office at your earliest opportunity:

Attn: Ann Urling
Deputy Chief of Staff
Office of Governor Jim Justice
State Capitol
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV  25305
Ann.V.Urling@wv.gov
304-558-2000 (office)
304-342-7025 (fax)

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