COVID-19 Resources

The City of Nampa knows COVID-19 has a large impact on the small businesses in our community. This page provides information and links for programs and services that may be helpful for small businesses that are significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are local, non-profit, state and federal resources that may be helpful to you.

* Information is changing daily and subject to change. We will continue updating this page as more resources develop.*

Small Business Grant Available- Nampa Small Business Grant Program

The City of Nampa is utilizing a portion of its CARES Act allocation to provide grants to small businesses that meet certain qualifying criteria. This grant is made possible through the work of Governor Brad Little, State Controller Brandon Woolf, the Association of Idaho Cities and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Governor’s Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee (CFAC) created this grant to help local businesses affected by COVID-19 pandemic, enabling cities to provide aid within their community.


Nampa has up to $500,000 in total funds to give to small businesses with average awards to individual applicants ranging from $10,000 to $15,000. Businesses can apply for reimbursement to cover expenses for necessary expenditures related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and costs incurred during the period between June 20, 2020 to December 30, 2020. Awardees will be required to submit reimbursement requests by December 02, 2020.

The application deadline is October 30, 2020.

Applications will be accepted at


Please refer to the complete Nampa Small Business Grant Program Guidelines for more details and information. 

Please email for more information or Robyn Sellers at 208-468-5416

Frequently Asked Questions for Small Business Grant:

  • Can my organization receive the grant if we received the Idaho Rebounds Grant?
    1. No, the State does not allow organizations to receive both grant programs.
  • Can my organization receive the grant if we received the Payment Protection Program funds?
    1. Yes, the State allows the organizations to receive both grant programs.
  • Can the funding be used to replace revenue lost from canceled events?
    1. No, the funding is only eligible for expenses associated with COVID-19.
  • Can the funding be used to replace revenue from decrease in sales due to closure or general lack of consumer confidence?
    1. No, funding is only eligible for expenses, not any revenue replacement.
  • Will I receive the money up front to use for expenses?
    1. No, the program is a reimbursement process only.
  • How long will it take to receive reimbursement?
    1. Reimbursement should be received within 21 days of submitting request.

New-Small Business Loan Available- Community Advantage Recovery Loan

The Community Advantage Recovery Loan (CARL) Program from the Small Business Administration is a new federal recovery program that provides loans and free consulting, aimed at helping businesses during the economic downturn. Benefits of the program include fast availability of funds for approved borrowers (10 days or less) and all payments waived for the first six months. The maximum amount of the loan is $250,000. Apply by September 27th. 

Toolkit for Businesses during a CrisisThe toolkit provides some important ideas for business to consider during a crisis that can provide the data and information needed to respond the changing environment. 

Guide to help Small Business be resilient during COVID-19- This guide developed by the Small Business Development Center helps businesses identify areas in business practice that can adapt or needs to be reviewed during this pandemic. 

Register for the SBDC’s  "COVID-19 Unemployment Insurance Guide for Business Owners, Sole Proprietors, and Ind. Contractors"! webinars. Sign up now to reserve your spot and learn about unemployment insurance. Webinars are being held on May 1st, 5th, and 7th at 10 am Mountain Time.

The State of Idaho- Governor Brad Little issued a statewide stay-home order and signed an extreme emergency declaration on March 25, 2020. The stay-home order is effective immediately and in place. The Governor and public health officials extended the stay-at-home to May 1st. The official order is available on

New Emergency Grants for Childcare Business Owners through the State of Idaho- Applications are will be accepted May 1- June 30.

PPE Supplier and Buyer information in Idaho- detailed information on PPE supply chain and buyer information

Small Business Administration- the Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering up to $2.0 million in low‑interest loans.

SBA Debt Relief  As part of SBA’s debt relief efforts,

  • The SBA will automatically pay the principal, interest, and fees of current 7(a), 504, and microloans for a period of six months.
  • The SBA will also automatically pay the principal, interest, and fees of new 7(a), 504, and microloans issued prior to September 27, 2020.

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Eligible small businesses can receive loans of up to $2 million to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the impact of COVID-19. Please see the three step process document for the disaster loans and a summary document of the disaster loans. 

The CARES ACT was passed and signed by President Trump on Friday, March March 27, 2020. Please see a the Small Business Owners Guide to the CARE’s ACT for more information. 

Paycheck Protection Program-The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities. 

    Paycheck Protection Program Application

    Paycheck Protection Overview

    Paycheck Protection Program FAQ’s   

Small businesses, private nonprofit organizations of any size, small agricultural cooperatives and small aquaculture enterprises that have been financially impacted as a direct result of COVID-19 are eligible to apply. 

Are you a retail business? Click here for specific tips and help for retail small businesses. 

Nampa Chamber of Commerce -The Chamber will continue to work hard and are here to assist businesses.  Join the Chamber’s NEW Facebook group where you can share what you are doing to stay open, see what others are doing, and how you can support Nampa businesses.The Nampa Chamber is committed to providing you with updated information that we hope will be helpful to you as you continue to put the pieces of this puzzle together. Below are a few core links that can be helpful to you. We will update you as necessary and continue to update our COVID-19 page on 

Main Street America- Nampa is one of four cities in Idaho to be a Main Street America community. Main Street America information provides resources for small business from remote event planning to data gathering and promotions to run during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Small Business Development Centers-  Idaho’s Small Business Development Center consultants are available to work with your business, answering questions, providing resources, and advocating for your business to help get through this period. Currently, each of the centers across the state are open for business, although some of them may be virtual by phone or video conference only. Please request an appointment here. 

Unemployment Webinar and information for Employers- Idaho’s SBDC webinar on really helpful information for unemployment and the programs that are available during COVID-19

Kevin and Mary Daniels Fund- Businesses located in the historic district of Nampa are eligible to apply for the Kevin and Mary Daniels fund provide 0% interest loans to business and building owners to support highly visible improvements to buildings and storefronts in the Nampa Historic District. Eligible projects include, but are not necessarily limited to: awnings, canopies, storefronts, paint,doors, landscaping, exterior lighting, window repair, masonry work and signage.

Internal Revenue Service-  The IRS has established a webpage focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. Please click on the link above to see update deadlines for taxes and new releases.

Families First Coronavirus Response ActThis bill responds to the coronavirus outbreak by providing paid sick leave and free coronavirus testing, expanding food assistance and unemployment benefits, and requiring employers to provide additional protections for health care workers.