& Inclusion

COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses

The success of MARTA’s Small and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises is important to us. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is the mission of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion to continue to monitor and share valuable information and resources available to our SBE and DBE communities.  


  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Response Live Blog ( English
  • Forbes: Small Business Relief Tracker ( English)

Checklists & Toolkits 

  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Loan Forgiveness Checklist ( English
  • CDC Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 ( English
  • Facebook Small Business Resilience Toolkit ( English
  • Facebook Small Business Resilience Quick Action Guide ( English
  • University of Georgia and SGA Guide to conquering a business crisis ( English
  • COMTO Vital Resource List ( English)
  • U.S. Black Chamber & Black Business Roundtable Policy & Legislative Resource Guide ( English)

Employee Support 

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) 

Financial Assistance

  • Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative -- COVID-19 Response Resources for Small Businesses ( English)
  • ACE - Small Business Loans ( English)
  • FDIC - Disaster Recovery and Your Money ( English)
  • Invest Atlanta - Small Business Financing ( English)
  • SBA - Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus ( English)
  • U.S Export Import Bank - COVID-19 Relief Provisions ( English)

Fraud Warnings

  • Georgia Secretary of State - Fraudulent Coronavirus Charities ( English)

Government Contracting 

  • SBA Government Contracting ( English
  • SBA Government Contracting Guide ( English

Grants & Relief Funds 

  • Facebook Small Business Grants Program ( English
  • Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation (RWCF) Relief Fund for Restaurant Workers ( English
  • Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund ( English
  • Shea Moisture Black Business Relief Fund ( English)


  • Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Assistance Application ( English
  • SBA Express Bridge Loans ( English
  • Kiva Small Business Loans ( English
  • Invest Atlanta’s Business Continuity Loan Fund (BCLF) ( English
  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Webinar Slide Deck Access here: English

Technical Assistance

  • Department of Homeland Security - Business Continuity Planning ( English)
  • UGA Small Business Development Center ( English)

Travel Advisories



Note: This list of resources is provided for informational purposes only. MARTA cannot determine your eligibility nor guarantee your acceptance into any of the referenced programs.