Relief Resources for Business

Relief Resources for Business

BCDA is dedicated to delivering timely resources as succinctly as possible – we will continue to forward and post information on our website and Facebook page as it becomes available to us.

Bette Slayton
President, Bedford County Development Association 


*All information is current to the best of our knowledge at the time of this publication
Additional updates on our Facebook page: 


Low Interest Loan Options


‣SBA Loans

Bedford County businesses may obtain information and assistance with SBA loan applications by contacting

Follow SBA’s Social Media page for updates as linked below:


‣Honeycomb Credit Relief Loan Program

The Honeycomb Relief Loan program offers loans- up to $50,000, with a 45-day payment free period and a six-month interest-only period.


Governor’s Order

Important: Some businesses which were previously marked “no” in regard to continuing operations – were then flagged as “yes”.  Please refer to the Governor’s page for most recent updates. 

Businesses seeking a waiver, contact:

Questions about business closing requirements, contact:


Workforce Resources

‣Your Local Bedford County CareerLink or Call: 814-643-6107

‣ Unemployment Claims

The best way to file a new unemployment claim or to check on an existing claim is on the Unemployment Compensation (UC) website: This site has a significant number of answers to questions about layoffs to due COVID-19.

The main UC phone number, 1-888-313-7284, is experiencing high call volumes so a long hold time should be expected.

To avoid long phone hold times here is an email address where questions can be sent:


More Informational Links

For additional resources and updates –

Refer to the Following Websites and Social Media Accounts:

Additional Resources of Note

  • Tax deadlines  

The IRS has established a special section within their website focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. This page will be updated as new information is available.  Other information about actions being taken by the U.S. government is available at  The Department of Treasury also has information available at Coronavirus: Resources, Updates, and What You Should Know.

Absentee and mail-in ballot applications for the April 28, 2020, primary election must be received by your county election office by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.