About the COVID-19 Resource List

This curated list of resources is intended to direct business owners to information that is most relevant and helpful; it is not intended to be comprehensive or exhaustive. Updated May 21, 2020.

UW Entrepreneurial Law Clinic Virtual Office Hours

UW Entrepreneurial Law Clinic is partnering with the Seattle Public Library to host a series of free one-on-one legal consultation sessions for small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. Three Virtual Office Hours are offered, and each will address questions related to one of three topics: corporate law, tax law, and labor and employment law. Register now for your 20-minute consultation session; organizations can register for all three Virtual Office Hours.

 Additionally, business owners can sign up for free Recovery & Reconstruction Workshops provided by the UW Foster School of Business. The series of workshops will help companies identify new opportunities and plan for sustainable growth. Each workshop includes lectures from Foster School faculty, as well as peer-to-peer discussions. Workshops will take place weekly from May 13 - June 17, at 5:30-6:30 pm.

Federal Government Resources

Washington State Government Resources

Know Your Rights/Resources for Workers and Families

  • WashingtonLawHelp.org provides detailed and practical information on rights and benefits related to sick leave, family and medical leave, eviction and housing protection, and unemployment assistance.
  • The Unemployment Law Project has webinars and resources to answer questions about COVID-19 and unemployment benefits.
  • The King County Sheriff’s Office has announced that until further notice, it will not enforce residential or commercial evictions. Evictions may, however, continue to be filed in the King County Superior Court.
  • The Employment Security Department provides detailed information regarding the state’s paid family/medical leave program in response to COVID-19 and has established detailed guides for your situation.
  • Washington Healthplanfinder, the state’s health insurance exchange, has opened a special enrollment period for qualified individuals who are or become uninsured. Some may be eligible for Apple Health (Medicaid).
  • Restaurant Workers Community Foundation has established a COVID-19 Relief Fund that grants direct relief to individual restaurant workers.
  • Artist Trust Relief Fund is providing rapid response grants supporting the critical needs of artists and Artwork Archive is providing financial assistance for artists affected by COVID-19.
  • Open Society Foundations has announced a $133.7 million commitment in support of efforts to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on providing immediate relief for vulnerable communities.

Information and Resources for Small Businesses and Non-Profit Organizations

Financial Relief and Grants for Small Businesses

  • CARES Act Small Business Funding is a summary of financial resources available to help companies (and non-profit organizations) maintain business operations (loans, grants, payroll assistance, etc.). Free webinars to help understand and access the CARES Act are available through the Port of Seattle. These free educational sessions help small businesses pinpoint how the relief bill can assist them. Dates, times, and registration information can be found here.
  • Disaster Loan Assistance is available through the Small Business Administration, and the Washington SBDC is offering webinars and other online training opportunities for the SBA application process.
  • Small Business Relief Tracker provides updated funding, grants, and resources information for business owners grappling with coronavirus.
  • Amazon Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund will provide assistance for businesses with fewer than 50 employees or $7 million in annual revenue, as well as a physical presence near Amazon’s buildings in South Lake Union or downtown Bellevue.
  • Business Impact NW provides low-interest loans to community-based nonprofits and small businesses, with more flexible criteria than traditional financial institutions. Additionally, it provides free, one-on-one business coaching.
  • Facebook Small Business Grants Program will be providing up to 30,000 small businesses $100 million in cash grants and ad credits amid the growing crisis.
  • Google Ad credits for Google Ads provides $340 million in ad credits for small and medium-sized businesses, which can be used at any point until the end of 2020 across our Google Ads platforms for SMBs who have been active advertisers since the beginning of 2019.
  • JPMorgan Chase and Co. will provide $5 million in philanthropic relief distributed among vulnerable and underserved small businesses in response to COVID-19.
  • Mastercard commits $250 million to support small business’ financial security.
  • Restaurant Workers Community Foundation has established a COVID-19 Relief Fund that provides zero-interest loans to help restaurants re-open.
  • Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund offers grants to help small businesses fill urgent financial gaps until they can resume normal operations or until other more permanent financing becomes available.
  • The Employee Retention Credit under the CARES Act encourages businesses to keep employees on their payroll. Frequently asked questions about eligibility, tax credits, and qualified wages.
  • The USPTO is offering free expedited patent application reviews for small and micro entities developing product or processes for use in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 and has created a portal where patent owners can post COVID-related patents that are available for licensing.

Financial Relief and Grants for Non-Profit Organizations

R&D Funding and Grants for Life Sciences Businesses

  • BIO Summary of CARES Act is an overview of key provisions that relate to life science companies, and provides an initial list of essential businesses with life science and medical supply chain exemptions.
  • The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) of the Department of Health and Human Services received $2B to invest in research and development of vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics to combat COVID-19. BARDA is pursuing the following: vaccines, diagnostics, potential therapeutics, ventilators, immunomodulators or therapeutics targeting lung repair, pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis, and respiratory protective devices.
  • BARDA DRIVe Accelerator provides technical and financial resources to entrepreneurs whose ideas have the potential to transform emergency preparedness, detection, and response. Life Science Washington Institute has been selected as one of 13 sites in the DRIVe Accelerator Network to help identify relevant researchers and companies and connect them with the DRIVe team.
  • Coronavirus Funding Monitor is a centralized portal of current funding opportunities for the research community. It offers a curated list of open funding calls and other support for researchers, non-profit organizations, and commercial organizations, specifically for COVID-19 and coronavirus-related research and treatment.
  • FDA Template for Diagnostics EUA is a COVID-19 Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) template for diagnostic developers, available upon request. Sponsors interested in potential EUA for tests to detect COVID-19 may contact CDRH-EUA-Templates@fda.hhs.gov. COVID-19 molecular assays for mature, FDA-cleared, widely placed devices are of great interest to the FDA.
  • Gates-Wellcome Trust-Mastercard COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator is providing an additional commitment of $150 million in seed funding to accelerate the development of therapeutics for COVID-19. The accelerator aims to identify, assess, develop, and scale up treatments. The foundation will also leverage a portion of its $2.5 billion Strategic Investment Fund, which uses a suite of financial tools to address market failures and incentivize private enterprise to develop affordable and accessible health products.
  • The Division of Innovation and Industrial Partnerships invites U.S.-based small businesses to submit Phase I proposals focused on the development and deployment of new technologies, products, processes, and services with the ability to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Workers and facilities supporting essential research, development, operations and clinical trials, including biotech therapies, are deemed essential.
  • InfoEd Global, a provider of software that supports the Electronic Research Administration, has compiled a library of COVID-19 funding opportunities and resources.

Research and Analysis of COVID-19’s Impact on Small Businesses

Many research institutions and policy groups have published information on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and are providing free access to help business owners understand, assess, and address the problems created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

RAND COVID-19 Research Insights

Brookings Institution

University of Chicago Rustandy Center

Harvard Business Review

此列表旨在提供有助于中小企业主应对COVID-19的相关信息, 并不代表所有可能存在的资源信息。更新时间:2020年5月21日。

华盛顿大学Entrepreneurial Law Clinic在线咨询

华盛顿大学法律诊所与西雅图公共图书馆合作, 将为受新冠肺炎疫情影响的小型企业和非盈利组织提供一系列免费的, 一对一, 在线咨询服务。这次在线咨询将帮助您解答与您企业相关的公司法, 税法以及劳动法相关问题。请您点击如下链接, 申请您的20分钟咨询服务。您可以选择预约全部三次不同法律领域的咨询服务。

企业主还可以申请由华盛顿大学Foster商学院举办的有关企业恢复与重建, 免费在线研讨会。这一系列研讨会将致力于帮助企业发现新的商业机会, 制定可持续发展的商业计划。每一此研讨会都将包括Foster商学院教职人员的演讲以及开放讨论时间。研讨会举办时间为5月13日至6月17日, 每周三下午, 5点30分到6点30分。


  • Coronavirus Resources 为应对COVID-19,劳工部发布有关工作场所安全、工资、工时、休假、失业等信息。
  • Plan, Prepare, and Respond to COVID-19 由国家疾病控中心 (CDC) 发布的《企业和雇主应对COVID-19的临时指南》。
  • The Small Business Administration 中小企业管理局 (SBA) 为受COVID-19影响的企业提供灾难贷款和经济伤害贷款。
  • Guidelines on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 针对可能存在的工作场所疫情爆发,劳工部职业安全与健康管理局 (OSHA) 为雇主提供了《COVID-19工作场所准备指南》,指导雇主采取感染防护和工业卫生等措施来应对风险。
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)《家庭优先新冠病毒应对法案》(FFCRA) 规定某些雇主须为受新冠肺炎疫情相关规定原因影响的雇员,提供带薪病假和延长家庭与医疗休假。本法案相关规定于2020年4月2日至2020年12月31日期间适用。
  • The IRS 国税局为减小新冠病毒对企业产生的影响, 现推行带薪家庭假带薪病假税收抵免政策。



  • WashingtonLawHelp.org 该网站提供了有关病假、家庭和医疗假期、驱逐和住房保护、失业援助等权利和福利方面的详细信息。
  • The Unemployment Law Project 失业法律项目提供了COVID-19和失业福利的在线研讨会和资源。
  • The King County Sheriff’s Office 金县警长办公室宣布,除非另行通知,否则不会强制驱逐民用和商用住户。但是人们依然可以向金县初级法院提起驱逐请求。
  • The Employment Security Department 就业保障部针对COVID-19发布了带薪家庭和医疗假期的详细信息,并提供了一份清晰的指南
  • Washington Healthplanfinder华盛顿州健康保险交易所给没有保险或即将失去保险的个人开设了特殊的登记期限。其中,有些人可能有资格获得Medicaid。
  • Restaurant Workers Community Foundation 餐馆工作人员社区基金会成立了COVID-19救济基金,向餐馆工作人员提供直接救济。
  • Artist Trust Relief Fund 艺术家信托救济基金提供快速响应捐赠,支持艺术家的关键需求。Artwork Archive 该网站为受COVID-19影响的艺术家提供财务援助。
  • Open Society Foundations 开放社会基金会宣布了一项1.337亿美元的项目,用于支持和应对COVID-19,重点是为弱势社区提供即时救济。



  • The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act小企业主CARES法案指南总结了CARES法案涉及小企业的条款,以问答的形式讲解了工薪保护计划贷款 (Paycheck Protection Program) , 小型企业债务纾困计划 (Small Business Debt Relief Program),经济伤害灾难贷款 (Economic Injury Disaster Loans) 和紧急经济伤害补助 (Emergency Economic Injury Grants),小企业咨询和培训、承包契约、税捐条款等。Free webinars西雅图港提供了免费的在线研讨课,帮助小企业理解CARES法案及如何寻求帮助。该网页上有具体的日期、时间及注册信息。
  • Disaster Loan Assistance您可以在中小企业管理局 (SBA) 的灾难贷款援助网页上在线申请并查看申请状况。华盛顿州小企业发展中心 (WSBDC) 也有关于SBA申请流程的网络研讨课和在线培训
  • JPMorgan Chase and Co.JPMorgan为小企业提供500万美元的慈善救济金。
  • MastercardMastercard承诺提供5亿美元,缓解小企业财务困境。
  • Restaurant Workers Community Foundation 餐馆工作人员社区基金会成立了COVID-19救济基金,提供无息贷款,帮助餐馆重新营业。
  • Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund Verizon小企业基金帮助小企业填补紧急资金缺口,直到企业可以正常运行或得到其他长期融资。
  • The Employee Retention Credit CARES法案中员工保留税收抵免制旨在帮助企业持续发放员工工资。阅读常见问题问答,了解税收抵免雇主资格,抵税执行方法以及工资适用范围等信息。
  • The USPTO 美国专利及商标局现为研发预防和治疗新冠病毒的中小企业,提供免费的快速专利申请通道。专利所有者可以通过公示平台, 发布其与新冠病毒相关的专利并提供专利许可信息。





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