Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Mayor Broderick and the City of Anderson want to ensure that businesses can quickly and easily find resources on the novel coronavirus outbreak.  This page is dedicated to business related resources..

Assistance for Businesses

  • City of Anderson CDBG-CV Business Assistance Program - Up to $10,000 forgivable loan emergency assistance fund targeting Microenterprise businesses with five (5) employees or less and Small Businesses with up to 25 FTEs or less (including the owner of the business) that have not received the SBA EIDL funding prior to this application and addresses disparities in minority lending and business ownership in Anderson.
    Business Assistance Program Policy and Procedures
    CDBG-CV Business Assistance Program Application

  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) - Loan up to $2 million may be used by small businesses as well as private nonprofits to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact.

    COVID EIDL is no longer accepting new applications but will continue to accept requests for increases, reconsideration, and appeals.

  • SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) - Loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. SBA will forgive loans if all employee retention criteria are met, and the funds are used for eligible expenses. 

    The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) ended on May 31, 2021. Existing borrowers may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness.

  • SBA Debt Relief - 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.

Employment Related Information

If your employment has been interrupted or ended due to COVID-19, you should file for UI and your claim will be evaluated. You must apply for UI benefits online, using a computer or smart phone. Online filing information can be found at  If you have questions, please review the Frequently Asked Questions, the Claimant Handbook and/or the online video tutorials. You can also review the COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for Claimants.

Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) also has published COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for Employers

WorkOne Anderson can be reached at (765) 642-4981.

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published guidelines for federal laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act, that provide critical worker protections regarding wages and hours worked and job-protected leave during the pandemic. 

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