COVID-19 Resources for Madison Region Businesses

NOTE: Due to the changing conditions regarding COVID-19, the following information will be updated on a continual basis as new information becomes available.

Business Assistance

Small Business Administration Guidance and Loan Resources
Economic Injury Disaster Loan information and guidance for businesses and employers.

WEDC Small Business 20/20 Lending
COVID-19 business resources and information about loans available for Wisconsin small business owners.

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Frequently asked questions on USDA Loans, service centers, food safety, trade and more.

WI Small Business Development Centers
Loan assistance and support for small business owners in Wisconsin.

gener8tor Emergency Response Program
gener8tor is hosting emergency one-week virtual programs for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. These programs will feature daily webinars designed to identify, understand and help small businesses secure resources to withstand the current crisis. One-on-one office hours will also be available.

Hmong Chamber of Commerce Emergency Loan Fund
This program makes loans between $5,000 and $10,000 for working capital to cover rent, payroll and other fixed expenses for businesses adversely affected by the COVID-19 emergency.

Essential Business Declaration
Governor Evers has issued the “Safer at Home” Order closing all Nonessential Wisconsin businesses until April 24, 2020. Learn more about which businesses are defined as Essential Businesses.

​Latino Consortium for Action (LCA) Emergency Relief Fund for COVID-19
Dislocated undocumented workers/small business owners may apply for funds by going through an intake and fill out a simple application. Staff from Centro Hispano, Latino Academy of Workforce Development, UNIDOS, Latino Chamber of Commerce and other partner Latino Consortium for Action (LCA) agencies will conduct the intake and assist with applications. HR Resource Guidance

CDC Guidance for Businesses and Employers 
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) resources to plan, prepare, and respond to coronavirus disease 2019. Includes interim guidance as well as cleaning and disinfecting recommendations.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Details and resources for “employees and employers about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it takes effect on April 1, 2020.”

Human Resource Guidance for Employers
Latest COVID-19 updates for human resource and business leaders plus emerging workplace issues, critical news, and trends.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Offering guidelines and resources for businesses as well as a Coronavirus Response Toolkit and COVID-19 Business Preparedness Checklist for employers.

Unemployment COVID-19 Information
Frequently asked questions for employers and employees about coronavirus and unemployment.

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce
Business Resource Center including the latest updates and guidance for employers.

Partners & Community Resources

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Community

Eight County Region

Area Chambers and Local Business Development Agencies