Recovery Guide



Stand for Small

A coalition of global companies you already rely on, uniting to help your small business with the resources you need to pull through the Covid-19 crisis.

IFundWomen Grants

IFundWomen is a crowdfunding platform for women-led startups and small businesses. Apply for grants for women entrepreneurs from the IFundWomen team and from our corporate partners.

How to Re-Open

Resources for reopening the economy safely, including IEDC research, insight into industries reopening, and resources from state and municipal government, public institutions, and private firms.

COVID-19 Video Resource Series

A video series developed by EntreEd in collaboration with ARC-funded ESTEAM grant partners to address needs for businesses throughout rural Appalachia. Topics include going online, creative marketing, and remote work.

Growth Grants

Apply for a business development grant from the NASE worth up to $4,000. Applications are considered on a rolling basis throughout the year and awarded monthly throughout 2020.

PBA COVID-19 Relief Fund

The PBA COVID-19 Relief Fund will provide $500 to licensed beauty professionals who are unable to work due to COVID-19. The funding, if awarded to you, is intended to be emergency aid for short-term immediate needs such as food and bills.

The Red Backpack Fund

1,000 grants of $5,000 each to female entrepreneurs in the U.S. to help alleviate the immediate needs and support the long-term recovery of those impacted by this crisis. The portal will open for applications again on May 4, June 1, July 6, and August 3.

A searchable website to help any entrepreneur in the world, for-profit or nonprofit, struggling due to the economic impacts of COVID19, to locate cash relief resources in their community.

Artist Relief

To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States.

Business for All

Apply for grants up to $50,000 to support business growth, including $10,000 emergency COVID-19 Business for All Grants to help small businesses in crisis.

Chattanooga is

A community of public, private, and civic leaders and valiant citizens of Chattanooga are collaborating on ways we can serve one another during COVID-19.


This website has resources, inspiration and connection to other everyday entrepreneurs with creative solutions to keep their business open, even if their doors are closed due to COVID-19.

Switchbacks Podcast

A podcast series featuring never told stories of entrepreneurs—the first episode focuses on four key items needed to help businesses survive this season and be prepared to thrive in the next season.


A full package of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter social media graphics for anyone that wants to help out small businesses during this challenging time. Use #SmallBizStrong when you share.

Ecosystems UNITE

A repository for entrepreneurial ecosystem builders to post resources to support entrepreneurs (and small businesses) that are specific to the COVID-19 crisis.

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