COVID-19 Information for Central Virginia
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Small Business Development Center


COVID-19 (Corona virus) Resources

Contact the Central Virginia SBDC with questions or to schedule an appointment,
by phone:  (434) 295-8198 OR
by email:

Please use one of the above methods to contact us, rather than attempting to contact a specific person at the SBDC.  CVSBDC staff are working remotely; whichever one of us is handling client communications at the time will be able to respond to emails and phone calls as often as possible.

SBA Disaster Loans (EIDL) Live Webinars

Thursday, Mar 26       A 3rd webinar on this topic will be presented at 2:00pm, Thursday, March 26. Click here to register. 

Space is limited to the first 500 participants. If you are not able to get into the Webinar we are going to be simultaneously broadcasting it on Facebook live on the Virginia Small Business Development Center page. Click on this link to Log into your Facebook account and search for Virginia Small Business to watch the Live broadcast.


Prior Webinars:
March 23 Recording of the Monday, March 23, 2020, webinar  – click here to view 
                     PowerPoint slides from March 23 webinar:  SBA Disaster Relief Loan
Assistance PPT (003)


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March 20, 2020

SBA Providing Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The SBA is working directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. Small business owners in Virginia are now eligible to apply.

March 19, 2020

Link to PowerPoint from the US Small Business Administration (SBA) re: Economic Injury Disaster loans and the application process for them:    ODA EIDL Webinar material-Coronavirus 03.14.20

NOTE: Virginia businesses can and should be preparing required documents for these working capital (cash flow) loans, but CANNOT begin applying for an EIDL loan until their location has been declared eligible by the SBA.

Is your location eligible?  check here:  and here:

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Governor Northam’s Administration is gathering info from Virgina businesses to help make the best decisions for Virginia businesses.   Please take a moment to complete this survey so  results can be shared with State and Federal partners. We would like to receive responses as soon as possible but will be leaving the survey open through 5:00pm., Friday, March 27, 2020 to capture responses.

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March 15, 2020
Please note, the information below, dated March 12, 2020, continues to be the most current information available regarding the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program.  This program will address businesses in geographic areas in the US first declared by Governors as Disaster Areas followed by subsequent action by governors through the US Small Business Administration to be declared an Economic Injury Disaster as a result of impact from COVID-19.  Both declarations will be required before these loans will become available in a geographic area.
To check for the latest Economic Injury declarations, visit
To learn the 3_step Loan Process once an Economic Injury Declaration has been made for your location, visit
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March 12, 2020
President Trump announced last evening. that he WILL BE asking Congress to approve an additional amount of funds for the SBA to offer to small businesses under the Disaster Relief Program. SBA loans for small businesses impacted by COVID-19 are expected to be approved; HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE, SBA will be working through the governors offices for each of the states to determine the amount of disruption by area BEFORE loans will be available to businesses in those impacted areas.
To read the latest announcement from the U.S. Small Business Administration to our office and to others please click here: 20-24 SBA to Provide Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus Up to $2 Million in Disaster Assistance Loans
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Additional COVID-19 Resources are available at the following link:

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Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, the CV SBDC is one of 29 centers across Virginia providing professional business consulting, training and information resources to help grow and strengthen Virginia businesses. The CV SBDC offers free business counseling services, assists with feasibility studies and business planning, sponsors seminars and training, and provides information and other services to area small and mid-sized businesses.



The center was hosted by the Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development for 12 years, through 2019 and is now hosted by the Community Investment Collaborative. The Central Virginia SBDC serves the City of Charlottesville and the Counties of AlbemarleFluvannaGreeneLouisaNelson, and Orange. If you are outside of this region, visit our Statewide SBDC website for the SBDC nearest you. To schedule an appointment please visit our Request for Counseling page to fill out our Online Request for Counseling.  Once the Online Request for Counseling has been submitted we will contact you to set up an appointment. Appointments are required for counseling and we now offer appointments in Louisa, Nelson, Orange, and Greene counties. The CV SBDC receives programmatic and financial support from the U. S. Small Business Administration, George Mason University, the Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development, the University of Virginia, the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Greene County, Louisa County, Nelson County, and Orange County. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is partially funded under a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  All SBDC programs are nondiscriminatory and available to individuals with disabilities.


What We Do

The Virginia SBDC Network is committed to strengthening Virginia’s economy by assisting small business. By helping these businesses become viable and successful in the long term, the SBDC can facilitate economic development within the areas it serves. Impact on Virginia’s economy is measured in several ways. Through its counseling sessions and training seminars, the SBDC strives to create and retain small business employment, to increase capital investment in area businesses, and to improve small business sales and profits. The Central Virginia SBDC fulfills this mission by providing area businesses with professional, one-on-one management counseling in a variety of financial, marketing, and operational areas as well as through sponsorship of training seminars. The CV SBDC also assists pre-venture and existing businesses in developing their business plans which include market analysis, creating financial projections, and identifying capital needs.

Contact Information

UVA Research Park, 1001 Research Park Boulevard, Suite 301, Charlottesville, VA 22911

Phone: 434-295-8198 | Fax: 434-979-4123 | Email: Business Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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