Owning a small business is never easy, but it’s even more challenging now, with so many owners unable to meet overhead or pay salaries. But help is out there. If you’re a small business owner struggling with the loss of income due to COVID-19, below are links to resources for information on the assistance available to help get you through this difficult time.

These are challenging times. As we continue to practice social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, millions of Americans are struggling from being out of work. We want to help connect displaced workers with companies working on the front lines to keep our communities safe and comfortable. Below, we have compiled job openings in essential industries.

Need additional resources around STEAM? The T.D. Jakes Foundation has compiled a list of STEAM resources for education during COVID-19, the arts, coding, and engineering and even resources specifically for kids and teachers.

Today, in the United States, there are approximately 2.6 million Black-owned businesses—a number has risen by more than 30 percent in the past decade.

Individuals, corporations, foundations and major nonprofits can invest in these companies by doing business with them.