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COVID-19 Business Resources

Below is a compilation of resources and public announcements to aid our business community as they face the challenges related to the Covid-19 pandemic.  This information is continually changing so please note that some might already be outdated.  Check back frequently for updates.

5.11.20  Virginia Forward, Phase 1 Business Sector Guidlines pdf.  Details specific guidelines for different business sectors including Restaurant & Beverage Services (includes Food Trucks), Farmers Markets, Brick & Mortar Retail, Fitness & Exercise Facilities, Personal Care & Personal Grooming Services, Campgrounds & Overnight Summer Camps, and Religious Services

5.11.20  Virginia SBDC Recovery Resource Center website.  

5.9.20  Governor Northam Press Release PHASE 1 GUIDELINES

5.5.20  FREE help for small businesses.  Deadline to apply 5/8/20.  More information HERE.  Apply HERE.  Flyer HERE.

4.22.20  NEW funding for PPL ($310 billion with $60 billion slated for small lenders and community based financial institutions) and EIDL ($10 billion) approved by the Senate on 4.21.20 and expected to a be passed by the House on Thursday.

4.20.20 Save Small Business Fund https://savesmallbusiness.com/

  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will begin accepting online applications for $5,000 grants today at 3:00 pm.
  • They are available for small businesses with 3-20 employees in economically vulnerable communities. 

4.13.20 NEW "Up and Running" eBay accelerator program to help retailers transition to selling online

4.9.20  Webinar:  COVID-19: What It Means For Employers and Employees; advance registration required

4.6.20  Virginia 30 Day Fund (Virginia Loans for Virginia's Small Businesses)

4.1.20  Paycheck Protection Progam (PPP) OVERVIEW and APPLICATION

3.31.20 SBA's Small Business Guide to the CARES Act

3.30.20 VIDEO Guide for completing CARES Act application

3.30.20 SUMMARY of CARES Act

3.30.20 EIDL - $10,000 Grants for All Small Businesses

3.30.20 Governor Northam Statewide Stay at Home Order

3.27.20 Truist Bank Small Business Grant

3.26.20 Updated Phone List for Greene Restaurants & Beverages

3.26.20 Covid-19 Economic Relief Legislation

3.26.20 Covid-19 Household Relief Funds

3.24.20 Covid-19 Podcast - E27:  Community Awareness Podcast - How to File Unemployment Insurance

3.23.20 Governor Northam Press Release

3.23.20 SBA Disaster Loans Webinar

3.23.20 Performance Signs offers FREE banners/signs

3.20.20 Phone List of Greene County Restaurants

3.19.20 SBA EIDL Fact Sheet

3.19.20 SBA Disaster Declaration Phone Numbers

3.19.20 SBA Disaster Declaration News Release

3.19.20 SBA Disaster Declaration News Release - Spanish (La SBA ofrece asistencia en caso de desastre)

3.18.20 SBA Power Point - Basic Info on Disaster Relief Loan

3.18.20 Restaurant Changes in Greene

3.14.20 Declaration of Local Emergency


Explore Greene

With convenient access to Skyline Drive and the Appalachian Trail, Greene County is the perfect place to explore our natural beauty and revitalize your senses.


Visit the Economic Development and Tourism Department for information on starting a business in Greene.

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