Information for small businesses interested in loans, grants, and financial resources from local, state, and federal agencies.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

In response to the pandemic, small business owners are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000.  This advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application and will not have to be repaid.

Disaster Loan Assistance Application

Economic Industry Disaster Advance Loan

Tips for applying:

  • Review the SBA Fact Sheet
  • Attend one of the SBA’s Free Webinars
  • Incomplete applications are one of the top reasons for denial
  • To avoid long wait times, try applying or calling during off-peak times

Coronavirus (COVID-19):  Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources

For specific questions or assistance in applying for an SBA Disaster Loan call the SBA hotline at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov

Coronavirus Fact Sheet

Coronavirus Cases in Missouri

24-Hour Hotline:  877-435-8411

LOCAL UTILITY RESOURCES

AT&T has committed to providing internet access for those that need it as well as relief and support for those that need it. Learn more here:

Evergy is offering the following to its residential and business customers through May 1st. 

  • Suspending disconnects for non-payment
  • Extending special payment options
  • No late payment fees
  • No security deposits on reconnection services for previous disconnects
  • New payment installation options

Spire COVID19 Small Business Relief Program 

If a small business is an active, small business/commercial Spire customer in Missouri or Alabama, and they’ve been impacted by the coronavirus, Spire is here to help. Spire is providing funds to help small business customers who have experienced a loss in revenue and are struggling to pay natural gas bills due to the pandemic.

ELIGIBILITY
In order to qualify for assistance, the small business must:
Show loss in revenue month over month due to COVID-19 closure
Be a valid entity confirmed through the Secretary of State and/or Better Business Bureau websites
Be non-franchised and locally owned
Have active gas service with Spire for the last 6 months

GRANT INFORMATION
The maximum assistance available is $200 per small business.

Link to application