COVID-19 Resources for Businesses
While Hampton city offices and facilities are closed to the public until further notice, the Economic Development team is here to provide business resource information and assistance during this time. Our staff is working from home, but you can still reach them. Please visit our contact us page to email one of our staff members.
You can continue to stay up-to-date by visiting our website and social media outlets for breaking news on COVID-19 and the city’s response. We will continue to update this website as new information becomes available.
Hampton Business Resources
- City of Hampton Business Operation Status Map
Businesses — to provide up-to-date information on the current status of your business, click the Hampton logo in top left corner, where you will be asked to fill out a short survey with details about your current operation status.
- COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Program – As of now, all grant funds have been exhausted, and the Hampton Economic Development Authority is no longer accepting applications for this program.
- COVID-19 Tax Extension – The application submission deadline was May 15, 2020. If you did not apply for the tax extension by May 15, the due date of personal property, real estate and business personal property taxes is June 5, 2020.
Key Governor’s Orders and FAQs
- 16VAC25-220, Infectious Disease Prevention: SARS-CoV-2 Virus That Causes COVID-19
- Executive Order 68, Additional Restrictions on Eastern Region
- Executive Order 67, Phase Three
- Executive Order 65, Phase Two
- Executive Order 63, Wearing of Masks
- Executive Order 61, Easing of Some Restrictions, Phase One
- Executive Order 55, Stay at Home
- Order of Public Health Emergency #1
- Executive Order 51, State of Emergency
- Executive Order 52, Extension of closures
- Executive Order 54, Unemployment
State & Local Resources:
- Rebuild VA Grant Fund
- Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD)
- Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
- Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) – Hampton Office
- Virginia Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
- eVA – Virginia’s eProcurement Portal– Department of General Services
- Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce
- Stay up-to-date with the latest news from Gov. Northam on the actions being taken in Virginia in regard to COVID-19.
- The Small Business Administration (SBA)
- Federal Resources for Small Businesses — relevant federal agency resources, news, and more to help small businesses affected by COVID-19.
- The SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL)
The SBA will work 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.
For a step-by-step explanation on how to apply for this loan, please watch this webinar from the SBA.
- Guidelines on the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)
- 6 Questions and Answers and More Information About the Stimulus