Here are some initiatives that may be helpful in navigating through these unprecedented times.
- Summer Safely - In coordination with the Governor’s office and Division of Public Health, the “Summer Safely” messaging will help create a consistent message to residents and travelers about safe ways to experience Delaware. Please click here to access design files from flyers, to window clings to banner ads. Together as a cohesive industry voice, we are asking everyone to join with us in sharing the message to “Summer Safely.”
Please consider sharing this message in pre-arrival communications to guests, wi-fi login pages, through websites or online marketing. We hope by sharing this cohesive message together as an industry, guests will fill informed and have a wonderful getaway.
Download design files to use for your business here.
- On March 27, 2020 the CARES Act was signed into law which contains $375 billion in relief for American workers and small businesses. In addition to traditional loans, this act established several new temporary assistance programs through the Small Business Administration including Economic Industry Disaster Loan Program, Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program and Paycheck Protection Program. View this comparison chart to see which loan option would be best for your business.
- To assist hospitality-related businesses in Delaware that have been economically impacted by COVID-19, the Division of Small Business has launched the Hospitality Emergency Loan Program (HELP). This program makes available no-interest loans of up to $10,000 per business per month and is open to businesses with less than $2.5 million in annual revenue and have been operating for at least 12 months.
The loans are intended to help Delaware businesses in the hospitality industry cover immediate, unavoidable expenses. View required documents, FAQs and more here.
- The Delaware Community Foundation has created a COVID-19 Strategic Response Fund, which will award weekly grants. The grant will be focused on strengthening sectors largely upheld by nonprofits including the arts, culture, environment, workforce development and others. Learn more about the program and how to apply here.
- Google is offering Google Ad Grants and Google Ad Credits for small and medium-sized businesses to reach donors and customers, respectively.