It has been a difficult time recently for East Nashville residents and business owners. Our hearts go out to all of those who were affected by the March 3 tornados and subsequent COVID-19 business closures.
A 24/7 hotline has been created to help anyone who has unmet needs as a result of the March 3rd tornados.
The FEMA deadline was May 4th however if you are a survivor and missed the deadline you may still call the below number to apply. You will need to justify why you are applying late and there are no guarantees of approval past deadline.
Helpline: 800.621.3362 (TTY 800-462-7585)
SBA is currently not accepting any new EIDL applications (except is you are a US Agricultural Business). However, you may still be eligible for low interest Disaster Loan Assistance.
Low interest disaster relief loans are available for small businesses.
Apply Online: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance
Customer Service: 800.659.2955 (TTY 800-877-8339)
The CARES Act stimulus bill has extended and increased unemployment benefits to individuals and to the self-employed.
Apply Online: https://www.tn.gov/workforce/covid-19.html
The CARES Act also empowered banks to Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loans backed by the Small Business Administration.
Apply Online: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program-ppp
Nashville SBA Office: 615.736.5881
Many of our beloved small businesses are temporarily closed or running at reduced capacity due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Let's come together and help them during these difficult times by buying a gift card. We've compiled a list of East Nashville small businesses who have gift cards available for you to purchase.
Search the businesses and organizations that make up the Historic East Nashville Merchants Association.
Each year, HENMA presents the awards for East Nashvillian of the Year by highlighting people and businesses who exemplify the best of all the positive aspects of life in East Nashville.
Business Award – Manuel Delgado
Citizen Award – Marilyn Greer