COVID-19 Response & Recovery

We’re Here To Help

As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to unfold, District Bridges is here to support small businesses. For up to date information please check the key resources links below. During this crisis District Bridges will be sending out email updates on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays to get on our mailing list for these updates sign up below.

Key Information Resources

DC Council passes COVID-19 Response Emergency Act of 2020

Provisions for small businesses include deferred February and March sales tax, allowing restaurants to sell alcohol via carry-out and delivery in closed containers, expanded unemployment benefits for employees, and the creation of a grant program to cover employee wages and other operating costs. Stay tuned for more information on eligibility and how to access the grant program.

SBA Disaster Assistance Loans

SBA loans are 30 year fixed loans at 3.75% for businesses and 2.75% for non-profits.  The loans are directly from SBA and are up to $2M. Funds can be used for working capital, payroll, accounts receivable and/or rent.  Documents needed include: 3 years of tax returns, articles of incorporation, bylaws, certificate of good standing, personal finance information.

Need Small Business Support?

Our team is ready to help you navigate this challenging time. If you need direct technical assistance please contact us at