Local Business Organizations
Vegas Chamber: https://www.vegaschamber.com/covid-19/
Latin Chamber of Commerce: https://lvlcc.com/
Urban Chamber: https://www.urbanchamber.org/
Henderson Chamber: https://www.hendersonchamber.com/
Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance: https://www.lvgea.org/
NV Governor’s Office of Economic Development: https://www.diversifynevada.com/
Asian Chamber of Commerce: www.lvacc.org
Boulder City Chamber of Commerce: www.bouldercitychamberofcommerce.com
Henderson Chamber of Commerce: www.hendersonchamber.com
Laughlin Chamber of Commerce: www.laughlinchamber.com
Mesquite Chamber of Commerce: www.mesquitechamber.org
Nevada Manufacturers Association: www.nvmanufacturers.org
Nevada Trucking Association: www.nevadatrucking.com
Retail Association of Nevada: www.rannv.org
University of Nevada Las Vegas, Rebel Business Network: www.unlvalumni.org/about-rbn
LVGEA Business Resource Guide: https://www.lvgea.org/business-resource-guide/
The Latin Chamber of Commerce
Salesforce is awarding $10,000 in grant funding to businesses that meet the following requirements.
Applications for Las Vegas open on Monday April 27th
To be eligible to apply, companies must:
- Be a for-profit company
- Have between 2 to 50 employees
- Have been in business for 2 full years as of March 2020
- Have an annual revenue between $250k and $2M
- Have experienced challenges from COVID-19
- Meet all other eligibility requirements as stated in the Grant Program Terms linked here.
U.S. Small Business Administration:
Small Business Administration (SBA) announces the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program to provide small businesses with working capital loans up to $2 million.
Apply for assistance here: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance
Nevada District Office
SBA District Office
300 South 4th Street Suite 400
Las Vegas, NV 89101
US Chamber: Emergency Loan Programs
Public Business Service Announcements:
Latin Chamber of Commerce Las Vegas and U.S. Small Business Administration
Vegas Chamber and Latin Chamber of Commerce Las Vegas
Vegas Chamber and the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce
Payment Protection Program (PPP) Loans
Small business debt relief program:
Economic Injury Disaster Loans & Emergency Economic Injury Grants
Small Business Counseling & Training
Complete the COVID-19 Economic Impact Survey:
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak issued a travel advisory for the State of Nevada, urging visitors or returning Nevadans to self-quarantine and monitor their health for 14 days after arriving or returning to Nevada to help contain the spread of COVID-19 in Nevada
The COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund is established to assist in the COVID-19 response, relief and recovery efforts
The Nevada COVID-19 Response, Relief and Recovery Task Force, a recently formed public-private partnership overseen by Gov. Steve Sisolak’s office and the Nevada Health Response Center, will oversee the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund in partnership with Nevada Community Foundation. The Fund will assist with the State’s response, relief and recovery efforts. The task force is headed by former MGM CEO Jim Murren, who was recently appointed by Gov. Sisolak to lead the state’s recovery efforts. Nevada Community Foundation is serving as fiscal agent for the fund, which will be used for the following charitable purposes:
- To make grants and payments to assist the State of Nevada and its political subdivisions in responding to COVID-19;
- To provide assistance and supplies to first responders and healthcare providers (individuals and institutions);
- To aid Nevada nonprofits in addressing and recovering from the COVID-19 emergency;
- To provide assistance to Nevada residents impacted by the COVID-19 emergency, particularly those most vulnerable because of health, economic or other circumstances; and,
- To take such actions and make such payments as Nevada Community Foundation and the Governor’s Task Force determine appropriate to respond to the COVID-19 emergency.
Online donations to the COVID-19 Emergency Fund may be made here: https://www.nevadacf.org/donate-now/.
For more information on the Nevada COVID-19 Response, Relief, and Recovery Task Force, please go to the official task force website at nvc19.org.
“I am deeply appreciative of Gov. Sisolak’s leadership as we work to assemble a robust and comprehensive team to help Nevada prepare for, respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Murren. “The Fund will help to ensure our state has the resources it needs to effectively deal with this crisis. It will take all of us to prevail. Collectively, we can generate the funding necessary to help protect and support the citizens of our great state and put Nevada back on track once the crisis has passed.”
“We are honored and humbled to partner with Gov. Sisolak, Jim Murren and a host of stakeholders, nonprofits and partners to help Nevada recover from the COVID-19 virus,” said Gian Brosco, president and CEO, Nevada Community Foundation. “Unprecedented in scope and impact, this global pandemic will have far reaching effects on our state that can only be overcome if we work together. We are committed to doing all we can to support the mission and efforts of the task force and the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.”
On Mar. 18, Nevada Community Foundation established a COVID-19 Emergency Fund which was jumpstarted with a $10,000 donation from the Duncan and Irene Lee family. Duncan Lee chairs the Nevada Community Foundation board. Now, as result of the partnership with the task force, the original fund will be merged with the new COVID-19 Emergency Fund that has significantly enlarged the scope of eligible beneficiaries to which funds may be distributed.
Nevada joins many other states and cities across the country that are tapping community foundations to help raise and grant funds quickly to those most in need. According to data compiled by the Community Foundation Public Awareness Initiative: https://www.commfoundations.com/blog/2020/3/11/community-foundations-nationwide-launch-efforts-to-help-communities-affected-by-the-coronavirus nearly 170 community foundations spanning 49 states and the District of Columbia have already created Covid-19 response funds to mobilize more than $238.7 million nationwide.
County’s Building & Fire Prevention Department
Offers Citizen Access Online Services
To help facilitate development activities during the closure of County facilities as a result of coronavirus, Clark County’s Building & Fire Prevention Department has shifted to an entirely electronic plan review process and is offering a video inspection program for certain types of projects.
All plan submittals to the Building & Fire Prevention Department are being accepted online through Clark County’s Citizen Access Portal at
Building Department or its Fire Prevention Division are posted on the support page of the department’s
The department also is offering a Video Inspection Program for certain types of inspections:
The program requires customers to use the Google Duo app on a minimum 4G smartphone to interact with an inspector. Relevant permits must be obtained and issued prior to scheduling a video inspections. The types of projects eligible for video inspections include water heater and water softener installations, gas line extensions for residential barbecues and fire pits, rooftop solar installations, and residential block walls and fences.
New plans and permit applications requiring approval through Clark County’s Department of Public Works are accepted in person by appointment, Monday through Friday, by calling (702) 455-4600.
Clark County’s Department of Comprehensive Planning is requesting that plans and justification letters for new projects be submitted by email at [email protected]. These items also can be dropped off in person in a courtesy cart placed inside the door of its Current Planning division, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Plans are generally reviewed within two working days upon dropoff. The department can be contacted by phone at (702) 455-4314.
Extension offers weekly online town halls and webinars to help small businesses: Discussions aim to help small businesses connect, pivot, and adapt amid COVID-19. We welcome new ideas for topics, information, and experts that we can include in these ongoing sessions. Weekly virtual town halls are held every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. for English speakers, 2:00 p.m. for Spanish speakers. With new topics and expert panelists each week, this open forum encourages questions with instructors and guest experts (bankers, consultants, & more).
Additionally, UNR Extension will host deep dive virtual sessions on specific topics to help businesses plan strategically, adapt, and succeed every Friday at 9:00 a.m. for English speakers, 11:30 a.m. for Spanish speakers. Registration and updated information can be found at the Extension Business Development page.
Online guidance for farmers and ranchers during COVID-19: Weekly sessions feature grass-roots experts to answer questions and offer insight, held every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.