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Our hearts go out to those individuals, businesses, and communities that are affected by COVID-19. We want to assure you that we are here as a resource for your local, small businesses and your Main Street organization as we work through the effects COVID-19 has on our community. We have discontinued all travel for MMSC staff and consultants until the end of April and will reevaluate as we keep a close eye on the state and federal guidelines while maneuvering through this new unknown. You are part of an amazing network and we will be stronger together. 

As National Main Street noted, “Main Street organizations have an essential role to play in supporting businesses during this difficult period, and our Main Street leaders will be even more important when fears about the virus subside.” Missouri Main Street Connection is dedicated to supporting our Main Street organizations and districts through this crisis. We will keep you posted beyond this email as events unfold and more resources become available. 

This page is dedicated to resources for Main Street organizations, small businesses, community organizations, etc. with information as it becomes available and as the situation unfolds. If you come across any good resources that we should share, please send them to info@momainstreet.org. 

Gayla Roten and the Missouri Main Street Team

COVID-19 Resources for small businesses and Main Street Organizations

National Main Street Center 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC site for businesses

CDC Site for community organizations

Small Business Administration

US Chamber of Commerce

CARES Section by Section


Business Resources:

How the Federal Stimulus Can Support Small Businesses and Nonprofits

Employee Rights - Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act)

Email from a small business on their plan to keep serving customers

Non-Profit Connect COVID-19 Resources

WhizBangRetail training in pdf and video form

4 Resources for Small Businesses Coping with the Coronavirus Outbreak

Free IT training for nonprofits

If cancelling non-profit events, things to consider

Best Practices for Downtowns in Crisis

State of Missouri Information:

Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services:
A good resource to track COVID-19 cases and provides a good FAQ’s sheet

Department of Economic Development: 
Good resources for community development and small business development 

COVID-19 FAQs for Businesses & Workers: Unemployment, Workers' Compensation, and Discrimination 

MOSource Link Business Resources & Updates

Information Regarding SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Community Marketing Tools & Templates:

Ways To Show Love - Downtown Lee's Summit

Downtown Bingo - Old Town Cape

Grant Resource Directory:

April 1, 2020 Edition

Webinars To Not Miss:

Mornings on Main Webinar - SBA Loan Details | 4/8/2020 | Hosted by MMSC

Communication Is Key! |  4/1/2020  | Hosted by MMSC

Mornings On Main Webinar Presentation  |  3/25/2020 | Hosted by MMSC

Ben Muldrow talks with Chris about Retailers Heading Online