COVID-19 Federal Resources

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Federal Resources for U.S. Small Businesses

America’s SBDC, the umbrella organization of Hawaii SBDC, created a web platform containing information to assist small business with surviving and recovering from the effects, physical, financial and economic of the Covid-19 pandemic. This centralized platform consolidates information obtained from multiple federal agency resources and makes it accessible in an organized format with searchable functionality. Go to

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Small Business Administration (SBA)

Coronavirus Relief Options

We’re here to help you overcome the challenges created by this health crisis. We offer multiple funding options for those seeking relief.

SBA Lenders for PPP Loans in Hawaii (as of 1/12/21, subject to change)
Download list of SBA Lenders for PPP Loans here (PDF)

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U.S. Senator Brian Schatz

Resources for Hawai’i During the Pandemic
This page will be updated continuously to reflect the most recent information.

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U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono

Coronavirus Business Resources
NOTICE TO SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS AND NONPROFITS: Senator Hirono is aware of the challenges many Hawaii businesses are having with accessing the newly enacted and expanded SBA programs described below. She is working with her colleagues and local stakeholders to ensure these stabilizing programs are implemented fairly and effectively and ensure that relief is provided to as many people as possible as we move through this pandemic.

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Congressman Ed Case

We are all facing a worldwide public health emergency and an economic crisis requiring all of our attention and effort. In my actions in Congress, I have focused on mobilizing and targeting maximum national resources to critical national and Hawai’i-specific impacts and on working with my government and community partners throughout Hawai’i to assure those resources address our needs.

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Congressman Kai Kahele

Coronavirus Federal Relief Plan

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Help With Understanding and Applying for Financial Assistance

Hawaii Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

State-wide network (see County resources below for island offices) of business consultants who are ready to support small businesses with SBA Disaster Loan and section 7 (a) applications, as well as other consulting. Contact the office nearest you.

Lead Center

Hawai‘i SBDC
Cathy Wiltse, State Director
117 Keawe Street
Hilo, HI 96720 – View Map
Phone: 808-974-7515
Fax: 808-974-7683
Web Site:


Hawai‘i SBDC – East Hawai‘i Center
Judi Mellon, PhD, Center Director
100 Pauahi Street Suite 109
Hilo, HI 96720 – View Map
Phone: 808-933-0776
Fax: 808-933-0778
Web Site:

Hawai‘i SBDC – Kaua‘i Center
Center Director
2970 Kele Street, Suite 101
Lihue, HI 96766 – View Map
Phone: 808-241-3148
Fax: 808-241-3229
Web Site:

Hawai‘i SBDC – Maui Center
Wayne Wong, Center Director
590 Lipoa Parkway, Ste. 264
Kihei, HI 96753 – View Map
Phone: 808-875-5990
Fax: 808-875-5989
Web Site:

Hawai‘i SBDC – O‘ahu Center
Joseph Burns, Center Director
2800 Woodlawn Drive, Suite 299
Honolulu, HI 96822 – View Map
Phone: 808-945-1430
Fax: 808-945-1432
Web Site:

Hawai‘i SBDC – West Hawai‘i Center
Dennis Boyd, Center Director
73-970 Makako Bay Dr, Ste. 108
Kailua Kona, HI 96740 – View Map
Phone: 808-333-5000
Fax: 808-333-5990
Web Site:

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Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership (MCBL):

A Women’s Business Center offering:

  • Free Small Business and Legal phone counseling appointments to support small businesses. All small businesses in all counties welcome.
  • Women’s Leadership programs committed to personal growth, professional impact and community leadership.

See the MCBL website and email contact with any questions.

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