Please see the information below for assistance with unemployment claims, small business grants, and stimulus packages to help lessen the losses related to the Coronavirus:

To file for an unemployment claim with the Alabama Department of Labor:

Governor Ivey urges Alabama Small Business Owners To Prepare Now by Applying for Federal Financial Relief

April 1, 2020 – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday urges Alabama Small Business Owners to respond to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic by taking steps to ensure their business will withstand the troubling economy.
See the Governor’s full press release here.

Facebook announces Coronavirus small business grants: Click here for more information

The City of Birmingham, the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, and the Birmingham Business Resource Center have created the Birmingham Strong Fund to help stabilize employment, stimulate economic vitality and offset losses related to the Coronavirus: Click here for more information.

Small Business Assistance

Governor Kay Ivey announces small business loans for qualified businesses for those negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
See if your business qualifies for EIDL assistance.

Small Business Administration

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Professional Beauty Association’s COVID-19 Relief Fund

For information on donating to or applying for relief from the Professional Beauty Association’s COVID-19 Relief Fund, benefiting licensed beauty professionals experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 outbreak:
PBA COVID-19 Relief Fund

Additional Information Regarding COVID-19

For additional information about COVID-19, please read the latest updates at
Alabama Governor’s Office Press Releases:

Alabama Department of Public Health:

Centers for Disease Control:

As information continues to develop regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), ABOCB will provide additional information through our website as it becomes available to us.