COVID-19 News & Resources
Small businesses in our local community and across the U.S. are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the COVID-19 outbreak. If you’re a small business owner looking for relief and aid options, visit the following websites for information about resources available to you. The West Richland Area Chamber of Commerce proudly stands with our small business members.
The SBA works with a number of local partners to counsel, mentor, and train small businesses. See a list of local SBA Partners here.
Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources
The SBA is assisting small business with disaster relief efforts. Visit SBA’s COVID-19 webpage for information on funding options, guidance for business and employers and more.
USDA Rural Development Resources
USDA Rural Development is taking action to help rural businesses and communities impacted by COVID-19. Visit USDA Rural Development’s COVID-19 webpage for resource guides, fact sheets and more information.
IRS/Employee Retention Credit
The Employee Retention Credit is a refundable tax credit against certain employment taxes. Visit the IRS Employee Retention Credit webpage for more information on eligibility.
Economic Impact Relief
Stay up-to-date on the latest government information on economic impact relief for those affected by COVID-19. Learn more.
Scammers are at it again. The FBI is warning consumers that phone calls, texts or emails asking for personal or financial info to get your $1,200 federal payment are not legit. Learn more.