Business Resource Center

We’re here to fuel your business through the COVID-19 outbreak.

We know our small business customers are facing unprecedented economic disruption during this time. That’s why we’ve created a COVID-19 Business Resource Page to help you navigate the resources available in one centralized place. 

We’ve compiled some useful resources to help you navigate the COVID-19 assistance available through the Small Business Administration.

Learn about your relief options

Coronavirus Relief Options for Small Businesses

The CARES Act established several new temporary programs administered by the Small Business Administration to provide small businesses relief during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Source: Small Business Administration

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Learn more about the Paycheck Protection Program

The Small Business Administration is offering loans to businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses can apply for the Paycheck Protection Program beginning April 3 through local lenders and the Economic Injury Disaster Loans at any time on the SBA website.

The Paycheck Protection Program is designed to keep employees paid and businesses operating. The loans will cover 8 weeks of payroll, mortgage/rent, and utility costs between February 15, 2020 and June 30, 2020.

Paycheck Protection Program Overview Sheet

This is a basic overview about the Paycheck Protection Program and how to apply.

Source: U.S. Department of Treasury

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Paycheck Protection Program Information Sheet

This fact sheet provides more detailed information about the Paycheck protection program, who can apply and how it works.
Source: U.S. Department of Treasury

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Find a Lender

Lender Lookup Tool

Use the Small Business Association’s Lender Lookup Tool to find a participating lender who can help you with your Paycheck Protection Program loan application.
Source: Small Business Association

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Resources for our HVAC and Builder Community

ASHRAE COVID-19 Resources

ASHRAE has developed guidance to help address COVID-19 concerns with respect to the operation and maintenance of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems.
Source: ASHRAE

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HARDI COVID-19 Resources

HARDI has developed helpful tools to help contractors navigate the temporary relief programs for small businesses, including a tool to help businesses determine which loan option is right for them.

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Resources for Diverse Businesses

As a part of our commitment to supplier diversity, Southern Company Gas offers exclusive resources to help our diverse business partners navigate during the COVID-19 outbreak, both internally through our own training webinars and in partnership with our business diversity advocacy organizations in each state we operate in. Check back as we add additional links and resources here for diverse suppliers, visit our supplier diversity pages (below), or contact us at

Atlanta Gas Light Supplier Diversity

Chattanooga Gas Company Supplier Diversity

Virginia Natural Supplier Diversity

Nicor Gas Supplier Diversity

Key Takeaways from “Navigating the Paycheck Protection Program” webinar

This document outlines the key takeaways from our recent webinar, Navigating the Paycheck Protection Program. Included are:

  • Small & Diverse Business Advocacy Support Organizations with links to websites
  • CARES Act Loans Comparison Chart with key information on each loan
  • Paycheck Protection Program FAQ sheet with links to SBA resources
  • Paycheck Protection Program Loan Application
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Local Resources

State and local chambers also have information, resources and updates to help small businesses during the Coronavirus crisis.

View Georgia Business Resource
View Illinois Business Resource
View Tennessee Business Resource
View Virginia Business Resource