The Halifax County Chamber of Commerce and our partners are working hard to do all we can to help all businesses cope with the ongoing Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis. Below you will find a wide array of valuable resources to help you access the support, financial assistance and information your business needs stay in business, throughout this crisis and beyond. This site will be updated as resources become available.
Business Resources - Things to Know Right NowGuidesDisaster Office Hours of Operation:Monday-Friday: 8:00 am-8:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm1‐800‐659‐2955
SBA Virginia Richmond District Office
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgLake Country Development Corporation announces a COVID-19 Emergency Loan program. Please see the flyer and application.Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) - requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-10. Click here for additional information.
Our PartnersLongwood Small Business Development CenterSouthern Virginia Regional Alliance COVID-19 Task Force - Economic developers within the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance formed a COVID-19 Task Force to monitor COVID-19 and collect information on economic resources for Southern Virginia companies. Click here for more information.South Boston Virginia Small Business Emergency Loan FundThe Town of South Boston and Destination Downtown South Boston have partnered to form a $250,000 loan pool to support small business needs during this time of economic uncertainty. Please click here for more details.US Chamber of Commerce
SBA Emergency Loans Guide & Checklist from the U.S. Chamber of CommerceVirginia Chamber of Commerce
Blueprint for Getting Virginians Back to WorkView their website here.
Resources to Help Your BusinessUS Chamber of Commerce - Resources to Help Your Business Survive COVID-19Department of LaborFind U.S. Department of Labor resources on preparing workplaces for the COVID-19 virus (also known as Coronavirus) here.View the Families First Coronavirus Response Act here.Internal Revenue ServiceDisaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesseshttps://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/disaster-assistance-and-emergency-relief-for-individuals-and-businessesTo view COVID-19 Main Street Resources click here.Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund
Thanks to a $2.5 million dollar investment from Verizon, grants are available to help small businesses fill urgent financial gaps until they can resume normal operations or until other more permanent financing becomes available. For more information and the grant application, please click here.
Virginia Medicaid Program-DMAS
Please see the FAQ page here and the COVID-19 Information document here. For more information visit their website.VML will continue to update this page with resources for local officials to consider using as part of a plan of response. To view information click here.