Business Resources
We understand that you're facing great uncertainty right now. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and working to compile several resources that can help you, our local business owners and operators, navigate through this challenging time.
The Paycheck Protection Program, an SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, is now accepting applications. Please contact your local approved 7a lender to file your application.
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Workforce Assistance Grant

Hampton Roads Workforce Council and Greater Peninsula Workforce Board announced an opportunity for COVID-19 funding assistance for small business application.  Applications are being excepted through April 3rd.

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Preparing for a SBA Loan

March 27, 2020

President Trump signed into law the CARES Act, which provided additional assistance for small business owners and non-profits, including the opportunity to get up to a $10,000 advance on an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). This advance may be available even if your EIDL application was declined or is still pending, and it will be forgiven.
If you wish to apply for the advance on your EIDL, please visit as soon as possible to fill out a new, streamlined application. In order to qualify for the advance, you need to submit this new application even if you previously submitted an EIDL application. Applying for the advance will not impact the status or slow your existing application.

EIDL procedures and form guidance

Press Release 03-19-2020

All information currently available is shown at Updates will be posted there as they become available. The EIDL loans will be direct SBA disaster loans; they will not be made through SBA participating lenders.

Business owners may be eligible for FEMA and/or SBA assistance and payments during a declared national emergency. York County is assessing the economic impacts to local businesses due to COVID-19, in an effort to report them accurately to state and federal partners.

We encourage you to start collecting and documenting any loss of business related to this pandemic. This could include:

  • Hotel Room or Meal Reservation Cancellations
  • Private Event  or Conference Cancellations
  • Declining numbers of visitors, room nights, etc.
  • Any business and/or revenue loss associated with the pandemic
Please visit the SBA for useful guidance and steps that you may want to follow in preparing your business for the impact of COVID-19 and to determine if you may qualify for financial assistance related to this disaster.

We recommend that you visit this site regularly for updates and do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions. As we receive more details from the federal and state governments about disaster relief, we will share them with you.
See the alphabetical listing of a few of the York County businesses that are open. There are many more being added so please check back often. If you are open and doing business and would like to be listed here, please email us. 

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  1. National Resources
  2. Virginia Resources

Governor Northam

County Government   Stay in Touch

We encourage you to join our business email list by clicking HERE to stay up to date on new disaster relief information.

County Government   Contact Us

During this time when offices are closed to the public until further notice, we are still working and we can be reached in the following ways:
By Phone: Office 757-890-3317; Jim Noel 757-876-8810; or Melissa Davidson 757-876-8809