COVID-19 Missouri Business Relief Information
Updated 6/3/2020 (list compiled from various sources)
Financial Relief & Assistance
- COVID-19 Humanitarian Response Program
Applications are being accepted in the following impact areas including; seniors and homebound programs, housing stabilization and homeless prevention, technology, and social and emotional wellness for children. Please review the following RFP and apply online at: https://stlcsf.smapply.io/prog/stlouisco_cares_humanitarian/.
- Child Care Relief Program
Applications are being accepted for licensed and licensed-exempt child care providers in St. Louis County that have been impacted by the COVID-19 public health crisis. Please review the RFP and apply online at: https://stlcsf.smapply.io/prog/stlouisco_cares_childcare/.
- Save Small Business Fund
The US Chamber of Commerce Foundation is providing $5,000 grants to companies with employees between 3 and 20 people, located in economically vulnerable communities, and that have been financially harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic. You can access their webpage for more information by clicking here .
St. Louis Port Authority through the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership began this program to give $500 discretionary grants to help sole proprietors, contract workers, gig workers, 1099 workers, and other businesses who do not qualify for our Small Business Resource Program (SUBURB). The grant program is giving a preference for businesses in the Promise Zone area in North County and Lemay in South County to help businesses lessen the burden of paying for rent or even for groceries to help them get through this crisis.
- Paycheck Protection Program
A program for small businesses needing to ensure pay for their employees and other essential debts. Lenders may begin processing loan applications as soon as April 3, 2020.
- SBA Disaster Loans
Detailed information about Economic Injury Disaster Loans. For specific questions or assistance in applying, call the SBA hotline at (800) 659-2955 (English and Spanish)
- Facebook Small Business Grants
- CARES Act Programs for Small Businesses
Information on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act for small businesses
- Broadband Resources
Several broadband providers are temporarily offering free internet service, waiving disconnect and late fees, and other measures to help people at home access the services they need.
- Department of Labor
- Department of Revenue
- Department of Natural Resources
- Department of Insurance and Commerce
- Executive Order
Access "Choose Kirkwood" here - the City's new online data and research tool. The Choose Kirkwood tool not only provides a space for available commercial properties to be listed by brokers, but it also allows interested businesses or individuals to look at various demographic, labor force, and economic data. The data can be customized within a certain distance of a particular site or can be viewed for the entire City of Kirkwood. This is a great FREE tool that can help you make an informed decision about locating or expanding your business in Kirkwood!
Kirkwood Open for Business
The City of Kirkwood is ready to roll up its sleeves and work hand in hand with existing and potential businesses to expand or plant roots within our community. "Kirkwood Open for Business" is a partnership between the City, the Kirkwood-Des Peres Chamber of Commerce, and the Downtown Special Business District , working together to help you build your business right here in Kirkwood! Got questions? We have answers.
What does it mean that Kirkwood is open for business? It means that City staff are here to help and support you while you get your new Kirkwood business up and running or your development project through the approval process. It means you've come to the right place. For questions about opening your business, please call City Planner Jonathan Raiche at 314-984-5926.
Looking for Development Opportunities?
For more information regarding development opportunities and the economic goals of the City, visit the Long Range Planning page of our website to find the City's Comprehensive Plan, Downtown Master Plan, and recent commercial market analysis.
Want to Know More About Kirkwood?
Take a look at our Community Profile below. Feel free to click the icons at the top for a targeted data set. We hope this information helps inform your decisions about locating or expanding your business in Kirkwood!
Jonathan Raiche, AICP - Director of Planning & Development Services
139 S. Kirkwood Rd.
Kirkwood, MO 63122