COVID-19 RESOURCES

Check back for updated COVID-19 resources. SVP staff is here to help and is happy to connect you to the appropriate point of contact at relevant agencies. We are confident the collaborative spirit among our counties and cities, businesses, educational institutions, and community partners is the foundation to endure the current challenging times and build the positive economic future for the Shenandoah Valley. Stay well – Team SVP

The Shenandoah Valley Community Responds

Learn how our private-sector investors, higher-education partners and community leaders are collaborating to develop and offer community resources. These efforts are great examples of the many reasons we’re proud to call this region home.

Business Resources

Connect with local, state and national resources available for large and small businesses, as well as nonprofits.

Emergency Loan Programs

Navigate through the locality-specific and business use-specific emergency loan programs provided to Shenandoah Valley businesses.

Business Surveys

Participate in a quick survey specific to your business location to help local leaders determine appropriate assistance.

Digital & Promotional Resources

Learn tips and tricks for navigating your increased online presence.

Employee Resources

Apply now! The Shenandoah Valley is fortunate to have companies in essential industries growing and hiring employees right now. Our partners at the Virginia Career Works – Shenandoah Valley Region office created a job board to promote your openings >> https://vcwvalley.com/job-board/


Business Resources

  • New! Shenandoah Valley Region: Work Hard, Work Smart, Work Safe – A guidebook that provides specific measures for business categories to aid in a safe, thoughtful reopening. The specific recommendations in each category support the overall goal of opening businesses in a way that protects employees and customers from exposure to COVID-19 and helps prevent the virus’s spread. Click here for a readable version. 
  • New! Re-opening Small Business: What Customers Want (Harrisonburg-Rockingham) – From April 23 to May 3, 2020, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham COVID-19 Business Assistance Taskforce distributed a “Customer Feedback Survey on Businesses Reopening” in advance of restrictions on small businesses and mass gatherings lifting in a phased approach in Virginia. Click here to review key takeaways from the survey. 
  • New! Now Available: GENEDGE’s Virginia Supply Chain Connector – an online portal for Virginia manufacturers and suppliers to find each other, connect, make PPE and more. Together, they’re building a stronger supply chain. Learn more at supplychain.genedge.org.
  • New! Virginia SBDC Recovery Resources for Small Business – As businesses begin to look at reopening and/or planning to transition to the ‘new normal,’ there are a number of factors to consider and decisions to be made. The Virginia SBDC recommends using the process found by clicking here no matter what stage you are in to determine your next steps. This checklist is meant to help guide you through those important questions as you look to find success in the post-crisis world. https://www.virginiasbdc.org/recoveryresourcecenter/ 
  • Sysco Foodie Pop-Up/Stock-Up Event – An event in which orders are placed ahead of time, and at a designate time, you drive by to have your items brought curb-side. SVP Investor Sysco is offering to hold a similar event at your location or a place of convenience so that your employees may access restaurant-grade food. This opportunity provides ordering from a selection customized to your audience while providing a choice broader than likely found on store shelves. Click here for more information. 
  • Centers for Disease Control – Resources on how to protect yourself and employees.
  • Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce
  • OSHA – Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
  • Richmond Fed COVID-19 Analysis – The Richmond Fed is monitoring the spread and impact of COVID-19 and are continuously seeking ways to offer their support.
  • SHRM COVID-19 Resources – News, updates and tools to safeguard your organization.

Local Resources

State & National Resources & Programs

Emergency Loan & Grant Programs

  • Augusta County Disaster Relief Loan Program (Augusta County businesses)
  • CFRBA COVID-19 Fund (Community Foundation for Rockbridge, Bath, and Alleghany  is providing funding resources to community-based organizations that are supporting local workers and families most affected by the coronavirus crisis.)
    • Rockbridge County, in partnership with The Community Foundation, is now accepting applications for grant funding for County businesses impacted by COVID-19. Companies who have been affected by COVID-19 and hold a valid County business license may submit a request to Brandy Flint at bflint@rockbridgecountyva.gov or in the drop box located at 150 S. Main Street, Lexington. Each application will be reviewed by a committee and submitted to The Community Foundation for funding approval. Grants of up to $2,000 will be issued to qualified applicants to be used for expenses such as rent/mortgage, utilities, and insurance. These grants will be released on a rolling basis during May. Funding is limited, and applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis based on a demonstration of financial need. Additional details are provided in the grant application. You may review any questions to Brandy Flint at (540) 464-9662. Click here for an application. 
  • Harrisonburg-Rockingham Small Business Resilience Grant Program (Harrisonburg & Rockingham businesses)
  • Historic Sites Emergency Grant
    • Funds are provided by the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation to historic sites or organizations who run historic sites (including, but not limited to, museums, historic societies, historic homes, and battlefield groups) in the greater Shenandoah Valley region.
  • Shenandoah County Disaster Impact Loan Program (Shenandoah County businesses)
  • Staunton Creative Community Fund COVID-19 Relief Fund (Shenandoah Valley businesses)
  • COVID-19 HR Community Response Fund Grant Opportunity – Harrisonburg and Rockingham County 501(c)3 nonprofit community-based organizations, with experience and history of providing individuals and families with services and support, are eligible for funding. 
  • Virginia 30 Day Fund – Virginia businesses eligible for funding:
    • Small businesses that employ three to 30 people;
    • Based in Virginia and have been operating for at least one year; 
    • Owned and operated by a Virginia resident.
  • Waynesboro Emergency Loan (City of Waynesboro businesses)

Business Surveys

Digital & Promotional Resources

Employee Resources

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