COVID-19 resources for local tourism partners, businesses and the Mercer County community
Seasonal: Fall

COVID-19 Business Resources

The Mercer County CVB has compiled a list of resources for tourism business partners, who have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. We will update this list with resources as they become available.

U.S. Small Business Administration: 

The SBA will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. 

Please fill out this Estimated Disaster Economic Worksheet and submit it to Governor Jim Justice’s office at Attn: Ann Urling, Deputy Chief of Staff , 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E, Charleston, WV 25305.

The Community Foundation of the Virginias, Inc.:

The Community Foundation of the Virginias, Inc. is now accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations to provide vital services to the Mercer County/Tazewell County area in response to the coronavirus crisis through the Foundation’s Community Impact Project (CIP).

The primary goal of the CIP-COVID-19 grants is to assist nonprofits in adapting, expanding, or initiating vital services to the local area during the coronavirus period, either directly (e.g., care for virus patients) or indirectly (e.g., assistance to working parents without child care), or to allow a nonprofit to adapt its existing programs in the face of the ever-evolving COVID-19 landscape (e.g., modifications to a food program to allow for community closures).

Any nonprofit organization serving the Mercer/Tazewell area is eligible to apply. Local organizations may be given priority for funding.

Please visit the Community Foundation of the Virginias, Inc. website at cfvinc.org for complete information on the project and instructions on how to apply.

Truist-NCIFund Grant Program

Applications are now open for the Truist – NCIFund Grant Program. Small businesses affected by COVID-19 are eligible to apply for grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. Funds are limited for this program and available on a first come, first served basis. For more information on how to apply, click here. 

State Grants

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the United States Government and State of West Virginia have responded forcefully to support those affected by the emergency measures to prevent the spread of the virus. The following information contains all state-funded grants available due to the pandemic. Click here to begin the application

Southeast Tourism Society CARES Fact Sheet

Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance

Facebook Small Business Grants Program