Created In Partnership with The City of Fayetteville, NC Center for Economic Empowerment & Development, Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc., Fayetteville Cumberland Economic Development Corporation, Cumberland County NC Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Cool Spring Downtown District and Greater Fayetteville Chamber

This survey has been designed to help us obtain information to help us in making informed decisions purposed to impact both our small business owners and the city as a whole in the form of recovery efforts and packages.

Share this link with your fellow Cumberland County small business owners.

Below please find resources to help in operating, safety management funding during this time.

As always, should you have questions or need assistance feel free to contact us directly.

Small Business Administration [SBA] Resources & Links

SBA works with a number of local partners to counsel, mentor, and train small businesses. The SBA has 68 District Offices, as well as support provided by its Resource Partners, such as SCORE offices, Women’s Business Centers, Small Business Development Centers and Veterans Business Outreach Centers.

Small business owners in North Carolina can apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

There are several key benefits available to small businesses including:

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Cumberland County Resources & Links

The application and guidelines for the Small Business Resiliency Grant Program will be available through May 29, 2020.

Application deadline:  By 5 p.m., May 29, 2020

Application, submission requirements, and guidelines

You may also refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section to help you better understand the requirements of the program.

For additional information, please email or call (910) 323-6112. More Details

The goals of the bridge loans are to provide immediate relief to help small businesses within the City of Fayetteville stay open, limit job losses, provide low-cost “bridge funding” until businesses can qualify for longer-term disaster funding from SBA or other funding source and to reach a diverse mix of area businesses in need of financial support.

“We know businesses are facing some extreme challenges right now and understand the hardships they are facing,” said Kathy Jensen, Mayor Pro Tem and Chairwomen of the Council’s Business Taskforce and a local business owner. “These loans are designed to help businesses quickly and easily, providing a short term financial fix until applicable federal dollars kick in.”

Learn More HERE

City-related program/service updates including parks and recreation, trash, recycling and yard waste, airport, FAST and Fayetteville Police Department.

Cumberland County Public Health will continue to work in lockstep with the CDC, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, and our partners on a coordinated public health response should one need to be implemented as a result of COVID-19.

Downtown Fay Strong is a platform for good designed to raise awareness and link consumers with goods and services in Downtown Fayetteville, North Carolina during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a consumer, there are many ways you can safely help small businesses:

– Curbside delivery and ordering

– Online shopping

– Buying gift card

Designated pickup locations are available throughout the district.

If you are a business and would like to be listed or update your listing, please complete the form.

This effort was launched by the Cool Spring Downtown District, the managing partner of municipal service district and The 219 Group, a full service-marketing firm in downtown Fayetteville, NC.


Lee County Resources & Links

Lee County Government is actively monitoring and working with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and will continue to update this page and publish documentation as more information becomes available.

If you have specific questions, please call the Lee County Health Department at 919.718.4640 (Available 24 Hours) or Email

Please feel free to also use the NC Statewide Coronavirus Helpline: 1-866-462-3821

Coronavirus Information

Moore County Resources & Links

The Moore County Chamber released guidelines for businesses to assist with the reopening of their storefronts.  The Chamber encourages everyone to reach out to their industry partners and legal partners to ensure they are abiding by all recommendations.  This document only serves as a guide.

ReOpening Guidelines

Moore County Partners in Progress is the economic development organization serving all of Moore County, NC. We will provide the assistance and resources to help you start, relocate, or expand your business here. We welcome the opportunity to showcase all that Moore County has to offer.

The mission of the Small Business Center at Sandhills Community College is to increase the success rate and numbers of viable small businesses in North Carolina by providing high quality, readily accessible assistance to entrepreneurs, prospective and existing small business owners leading to job creation and retention.

Raeford - Hoke County Resources & Links

Reopening plans may very by state and industry, but when it’s time to reopen your business after COVID-19, we’re here to help you with the tools and strategy you need to communicate with your employees, customers and business partners.

ReOpening Guidelines

Robeson County Resources & Links

We will continue to monitor COVID-19’s impact on North Carolina and Robeson County and provide you with any changing information as it occurs.

COVID-19 Coronavirus Hotline

Coronavirus Disease COVID-19

North Carolina State Resources & Links

US Senate Committee On Small Business & Entrepreneurship

In response to the unique economic challenges of COVID-19, a consortium of public, private, and nonprofit partners have come together and launched an innovative recovery-lending program to help support entrepreneurs like you and stabilize North Carolina’s small business sector.

The unemployment insurance system pays temporary assistance to eligible individuals who are unemployed through no fault of their own. Not everyone who applies for unemployment benefits will qualify. Certain conditions must be met in order to meet initial eligibility requirements and to remain eligible to receive benefits. Individuals pay no part of the costs of unemployment benefits.

As of  (3/25/2020), North Carolina is not under a shelter-in-place order. However, during times of emergency, local and state government does have the authority to impose restrictions. To continue operations through a restriction or curfew, your business must apply for Re-Entry Certification.

Here’s How:

If your business has experienced extraordinary business disruption and not been able to open due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the new Mortgage, Utility, and Rent Relief (MURR) Program may be able to offer assistance with some of your fixed costs.

To qualify to receive these relief funds, your organization must meet certain eligibility criteria.

We are accepting applications for this assistance on a first-come, first-served basis.

We can’t guarantee your business will receive funding under this program.  However, we will pay the maximum assistance for which a business is eligible, and will make those payments to as many qualifying businesses as we can until program funds are exhausted.   If additional funds become available after the first round of funding is committed, the Program may reopen – but there is no guarantee we can reopen.

Our MURR team is available to assist you.  Email your questions or comments to

For NC-Based Small Businesses and Nonprofits

The Initiative is an opportunity for North Carolina’s organizations who have suffered adversely from the impact of the COVID-19 crisis to receive free, limited-scope legal advice. Topics include:

– Federal funding opportunities under the CARES Act (Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) programs
– Commercial Lease issues (NC eviction moratoriums, lease amendments, landlord issues)
– Employment Law issues (Paid Family and Medical Leave, Unemployment, Furloughs, etc.)
– Insurance issues
– Bankruptcy and Dissolution
– Contract enforcement issues

How To Register

– Please fill out our screening form to request an appointment.
– Once you submit your screening form, an attorney will follow-up by phone or email within 3 business days to confirm logistics for the remote consultation.

Centers for Disease Control [CDC] Resources & Links

This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The outbreak first started in China, but the virus continues to spread internationally and in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as additional information becomes available.

Downloadable PDF: Checklist and Documents categorized by your business type.

This guidance is not a standard or regulation, and it creates no new legal obligations. It contains recommendations as well as descriptions of mandatory safety and health standards. The recommendations are advisory in nature, informational in content, and are intended to assist employers in providing a safe and healthful workplace.

Downloadable PDF: In the event of pandemic influenza, businesses will play a key role in protecting employees’ health and safety as well as limiting the negative impact to the economy and society. Planning for pandemic influenza is critical.

To assist you in your efforts, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed the following checklist for large businesses. It identifies important, specific activities large businesses can do now to prepare, many of which will also help you in other emergencies.

United States Department of Labor

The best strategy to reduce the risk of becoming ill with pandemic influenza is to avoid crowded settings and other situations that increase the risk of exposure to someone who may be infected. If you must be in a crowded setting, minimize your time there. Some basic hygiene and social distancing precautions that can be used in every workplace.

U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business Ownership & Entrepreneurship

To help small business owners and entrepreneurs better understand the new programs that will soon be available to them, we have created a comprehensive guide to many of the small business provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress. These programs and initiatives are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. To keep up to date on when these programs become available, please stay in contact with your local SBA District Office, which you can locate here.

Download the Paycheck Protection Program FAQ via the US Senate Committee On Small Business & Entrepreneurship. Download HERE

To help small business owners and entrepreneurs better understand the new programs that will soon be available to them, we have created a comprehensive guide to many of the small business provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress. These programs and initiatives are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. To keep up to date on when these programs become available, please stay in contact with your local SBA District Office, which you can locate here.

This 𝘿𝙤𝙬𝙣𝙡𝙤𝙖𝙙𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 list of Grant Options includes a short description of each as well as the Grant’s deadline, geographic scope and link information.   Download HERE

PayPal is offering grants of up to $10,000 to Black-owned small businesses in the United States. This grant can be used to assist in the recovery or stabilization of a small business that has been negatively impacted by COVID-19, the current recession or recent unrest.  Click Here to For Application