COVID-19 Business Resources

Updated 4/14 – There are many resources and programs available to businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Follow the links below for more information.  Check back routinely as programs continue to develop daily.

If you are aware of something that is not listed here please email so it can be added.

State Resources

Indiana Small Business Development Center

Economic Injury Disaster Loans, Express Bridge Loan Program, Lender Match, additional loan and grant opportunities including loans, grants, and deferred payment options – some programs are specific to business type – currently includes assistance from Facebook, Gofundme, James Beard Foundation (Food & Beverage), Professional Beauty Association, Bankable

Indiana Department of Revenue

Relief efforts outlined on March 31, 2020, including filing, payment and registration extensions, expedited refund processing, debt collection relief, audit and legal protest relief, customer service options and additional assistance available to Hoosiers.

Indiana Department of Labor

OSHA Standards and Directives Applying to COVID-19, FAQ’s related to COVID-19

Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Unemployment insurance (UI) FAQ’s for employers and claimants, Guide to Rolling UI Claim Process, affected DWD programs and policies, WANE 15 interview with IN DWD, IN DWD Facebook Live event on 4/8

Indiana Critical Industries Hotline

Indiana will open a call center to field industry questions about Governor Eric J. Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-08, which provides for essential and non-essential business operations, infrastructure and government functions while the state observes a stay-at-home order from March 25-April 7.

Federal Resources

US Department of the Treasury

The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses.

US Small Business Administration

Resources including Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loans, SBA Debt Relief, SBA Express Bridge Loans, Guidance for Businesses and Employers, list of Indiana SBA lenders (note – location listed is the main office, all branches offer the SBA services)

US Department of Labor

List of resources including workforce safety; wages, hours, and leave; unemployment insurance; dislocated workers; ag sector general resources

US Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers, Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations, OSHA/HHS Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

US Congressman Jim Banks

Information on COVID-19 including updates from the Indiana Department of Health, Governor Eric Holcomb, the White House, Congress, etc.

US Senator Mike Braun

Guides to Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act – Affected Business and Employee, Support for Non-Profit Organizations, Paycheck Protection Program, agriculture related provisions, and more

Other Resources


Indiana Economic Development Corporation has partnered with gener8tor, a business startup accelerator, to provide a series of webinars to introduce resources for Indiana’s small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The webinars covered a variety of topics:

3/30 Small Business Administration

3/31 Navigating the New Employment Laws

4/1 Indiana Small Business Development Center and Other Resources

4/2 Alternate Lending Sources, Cash Flow Planning, and Payroll Tax Implications

4/3 Mindset and Online Marketing for Small Business Owners

A presentation by gener8tor about the CARES Act is also available and one-on-one appointments for businesses that need additional assistance:

CARES Act Deck

Step by step guide to SBA loans

1:1 Meetings

111 Free Tools to Help You Through the Coronavirus Pandemic – communications, collaboration and productivity, marketing, software support and security, research and development, finance and accounting, people and recruiting, education, and general

Collective Alternative Webinars

Collective Alternative, an Indianapolis-based advertising and marketing agency specializing in small and medium sized businesses is providing free help to companies facing tough times due to the pandemic.  They have created a weekly live webinar that allows the local business community to come together to support each other by brainstorming marketing ideas.

U. S. Chamber of Commerce

Workplace Safety; Business Resources – guide to emergency loans and tax credits, weekly virtual town halls, etc; Communications Toolkit

Hoosier COVID-19 Resource Guide

Situation updates, travel guidance, unemployment benefits, childcare assistance, useful information for families