COVID-19 Funding Help Center

PPP and Other Disaster Recovery Funding Program FAQs & Learning Resources

Our lending and coaching teams put together a detailed list of Frequently Asked Questions from our weekly “Navigating COVID-19 Financial Resources for Small Businesses” webinar series, and created a detailed document answering dozens of the most common questions as simply and concisely as possible.

We also recently released a Guide to Maximizing Your PPP Loan Forgiveness, to help make sure that small businesses are taking all the right steps to ensure that they make the most of this program and don’t end up owing money they hadn’t planned for. PPP loan program guidelines are still coming out regularly, so please check the document link often to ensure you get the most current information.

View Our COVID-19 Funding Resources FAQ Document Here

Download our Guide to Maximizing Your PPP Loan Forgiveness

Download the Full PPP Forgiveness Application

Download the Full PPP Forgiveness Application Instructions

Download the EZ PPP Forgiveness Application

Download the EZ PPP Forgiveness Application Instructions

View a Video of Our PPP Loan Forgiveness Webinar

View the Slides from our PPP Loan Forgiveness Webinar

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Looking for information about the Buncombe County Tourism Jobs Recovery Fund?

If you are looking for information about the Buncombe County Tourism Jobs Recovery Fund, or help with preparing your application, please visit our Tourism Fund page here.

In order to avoid any conflict of interest, Mountain BizWorks’ staff and coaches are not able to help you prepare your application. However, we have a library of FAQs and documents available on the Fund’s page, as well as a link to book an application counseling appointment with one of our partner agencies.


Talk 1:1 with a Disaster Response Funding Specialist

To help our clients and other WNC small business owners navigate, prepare for, and access the various COVID-19 funding resources, Mountain BizWorks has established a response task force of Disaster Response Funding Specialists. They can assist with questions regarding Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness.

Find your track and self-schedule your appointment:

For PPP forgiveness assistance »
Para ayuda con el préstamo PPP puede ser perdonado »


Upcoming Webinars and Group Coaching Sessions

We’ll be running regular group coaching sessions and webinars where small businesses and nonprofits can get advice and ask questions about funding opportunities, operational best practices, financial management skills for uncertain times, marketing and outreach tactics, and more. 

There are no upcoming webinars or events at this time. 


Find Technical Assistance in Your Area

All of our region’s community colleges house a Small Business Center that are providing invaluable PPP and COVID response support to area businesses. Connect with the one that serves your community: A-B Tech SBC, Blue Ridge SBC, CCC&TI SBC, Cleveland County SBC, Haywood SBC, Isothermal SBC, Mayland SBC, McDowell Tech SBC, Southwestern SBC, Tri-County SBC, Western Piedmont SBC, and Wilkes SBC. The SBTDC and Western Women’s Business Center are also excellent resources providing support on the SBA relief programs and more. 

For other assistance:

Please contact Millie Smith at 828-253-2834 ext. 10 or

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