COVID-19 Business Resources

Below is a list of resources for local businesses looking for guidance on how to navigate impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check this page often. It will be updated as more information and resources become available.

Small businesses who are negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible for assistance under the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program.

Register with the Alabama Small Business Development Center

Businesses who are interested in applying for assistance through the SBA and CARES Act should first register with the Alabama Small Business Development Center.

Why? The ASBDC will provide accurate, up-to-date guidance for businesses looking to better understand assistance programs, help businesses understand which programs best fit their needs, and serve as a resource to help businesses navigate the application process – free of charge.

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IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief

The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. Find out more by clicking here.

Additional Resources:

For information concerning additional business services provided by the City of Gulf Shores, please click here.