LAST UPDATED: Thursday August 27, 2:00PM ET
As more states reopen their economies post COVID-19 pandemic, NMMA is working to help our manufacturers nationwide assess the manufacturing guidelines as well as state business relief funds.
The following resource is intended as a snapshot to help navigate this rapidly changing environment. Please consult with regulators within the appropriate jurisdiction and your own stakeholders including legal counsel before making a determination on how to best proceed with your company’s operations.
Most state legislatures will be reconvening in the days and weeks to come. Please find a complete list of what date your state’s legislature reconvenes here.
State Manufacturing Restrictions:
Currently four states have county by county restrictions on manufacturing. These states are allowing the county to either apply for each level of phased reopening or allowing the county government to set limits on reopening their economies. The following states have manufacturing restrictions on the county level:
California – County by county, see more below.
Pennsylvania – County by county, see more below.
Washington – County by county, see more below.
Wisconsin – County by county, see more below.
Marine Manufacturing: Manufacturers were allowed to reopen once the “Stay at Home” order expired on April 30. Businesses are subject to sanitation and social distancing guidelines. Employers are required to practice mitigation policies including social distancing and handwashing; face coverings are only required for businesses where staff come into close contact with customers.
Business Relief / Grants: Alabama does not have business loans. Business relief information may be found on the Atlas Alabama website, read more here.
Marine Manufacturing: Manufacturers were allowed to reopen on April 24 as part of the Reopen Alaska Responsibly plan. Non-public facing businesses must follow protocol found here.
Business Relief / Grants: Alaska CARES provides loans to small businesses through Credit Union 1’s website. Business relief information may be found on the Alaska State Business Portal, read more here.
Marine Manufacturing: Manufacturing was designated as an essential and remained open throughout the pandemic.
Business Relief / Grants: The state has compiled numerous programs and detailed guidance on available funding, resources on lean operations and management through crisis which can be found here and here. Employers may delay the payment of employer payroll taxes between now and January 1, 2021.
Marine Manufacturing: Manufacturing has remained open throughout the pandemic. All businesses, manufacturers and construction companies must implement the following protocols for diminishing the threat of COVID-19 found here.
Business Relief / Grants: The following grant programs are available “Ready for Business Grant Program” and the “Community Development Block Grant” (CDBG) program. The “Quick Action Loan Program” is no longer taking applications. Please find full grant resources here.
Marine Manufacturing: Manufacturing operations are open and guidelines can be found here. Guidance for mandatory face coverings in businesses can be found here. Follow the Employer Playbook for a Safe Reopening to help plan and prepare for reopening your business.
The playbook includes detailed information on:
· When and how an employer must report a COVID-19 positive employee.
· What is defined as an outbreak.
· Guidance for employers who may be considering whether to suspend operations due to COVID-19 spread in the workplace.
Business Relief / Grants:California allocated $50 million to the Small Business Finance Center at California’s Bank to mitigate barriers to capital for those small businesses (1-750 employees). Other loan information is available here. Visit the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration websiteto apply for special assistance, including filing and payment extensions, and/or relief from interest and penalties.
Marine Manufacturing: Manufacturing is open. As of May 4, non-critical businesses may to resume up to 50% of their in-person activities or up to 50 people whatever is fewer, as long as they follow mandatory social distancing requirements. Read more here.
Business Relief / Grants: The Office of Economic Development and International Trade is updating a google document with alternative grant and loan programs, read more here. Manufacturing specific resources can be found here.
Marine Manufacturing: Marine manufacturers must follow the Safe Workplaces in Essential Businesses guidelines found here.
Business Relief / Grants: Connecticut manufacturers can now apply for grants of up to $75,000 to assist in the production of critical equipment and supplies needed to respond to the COVID-19 emergency. The grants, offered through the state’s Manufacturing Innovation Fund Voucher Program, can be used for working capital, new equipment, and other purposes that help companies build capacity or repurpose their operations. Applications for the funding will be reviewed and approved by the Department of Economic and Community Development, in partnership with the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, based on the state’s current needs for medical equipment and supplies related to the pandemic. Funding for this short-term program is far short of demand, however the program still is taking applications. Learn more about the program and the application process by visiting https://ctmvp.ccat.us.
The Connecticut Recovery Bridge Loan Program is also available for small businesses of less than 100 employees. Full business resources can be found here. The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has created a COVID-19 Business Emergency Response Unit dedicated to assisting businesses navigate resources and develop new resources. A dedicated phone line is available at 860-500-2333 to provide assistance to Connecticut's small businesses for this purpose.
Marine Manufacturing: Essential businesses including ship and boat as well as engine, turbine and power transmission equipment manufacturing are considered essential and remained open throughout the pandemic. Businesses must follow Phase 2 guidance found here.
Business Relief / Grants: Delaware created the Hospitality Emergency Loan Program (HELP), to see if you are eligible click here. Business relief information may be found on the Division of Small Business website, read more here.
Marine Manufacturing: Manufacturing is an “essential” activity exemption that remains open as defined in the federal CISA guidance (Section 2A) as well as those identified in an earlier, partial-state stay at home order which adopted Miami-Dade County’s own order (07-20), which mostly focused on closing non-essential retail businesses. However, it established in Section 2(ee) that “Factories, manufacturing facilities, bottling plants, or other industrial uses” were permitted as essential. No subsequent order appears to revise that essential designation. The new executive order extends until April 30, and a clarifying order emphasizes that the statewide order supersedes any conflicting local order. For updated list of individual city, county and other orders, click here. The statewide declaration of emergency was extended until Sept. 7.
Business Relief / Grants: A webinar on Florida tax relief opportunities related to Covid-19 can be viewed here.Other business resources are found here. Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) has launched a Virtual Trade Shows Grant Program to allow companies to identify international clients and generate new export opportunities. Many traditional international trade shows are expected to be temporarily replaced by virtual events to promote safe worldwide business opportunities. For more information, please contact one of EFI’s Regional Trade Managers.
Marine Manufacturing: Manufacturers are open as the shelter in place order has been lifted but must follow guidelines found here.
Business Relief / Grants: Georgia does not have state related business loans. Business relief information may be found on their website, read more here.
Marine Manufacturing: Manufacturing is open with social distancing and safe practices. Businesses in operation must practice social distancing, maintain separate operating hours for high-risk populations and make “readily available” hand sanitizers and sanitizing products. Guidelines can be found here.
Business Relief / Grants: The Hawaii Business Development and Support Division has gathered information on many state and local grants and business relief, read more here.
Marine Manufacturing: Manufacturing has reopened. Manufacturing guidelines can be found here.
Business Relief / Grants: The Idaho Small Business Administration is available to assist businesses recovering from Coronavirus-related financial hardship.
Marine Manufacturing: Manufacturing operations reopened on May 29, when Illinois moved into Phase 3. All manufacturers must follow specific health and safety guidelines, which can be found here.
Business Relief / Grants: Illinois has established assistance programs through the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) focused on helping small businesses. The Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund is for businesses located outside Chicago with fewer than 50 works and less than $3 million in revenue in 2019. Additionally, there is the Downstate Small Business Stabilization Program to help businesses in downstate and rural counties across Illinois through CDBG. The fund offers small businesses of up to 50 employees the opportunity to partner with local governments for grants. Read more about these programs here.
Marine Manufacturing: Manufacturing operations reopened under “Phase 2: Back on Track - Guidance for Indiana” which went into effect Monday May 4. Manufacturing guidelines provided by the state can be found here.
Business Relief / Grants: Indiana has a number of state and local business relief and grant opportunities provided by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. One example is the Indiana Small Business Restart Fund, which provides relief to Indiana small businesses with less than 50 employees and $5 million in annual revenue that have experienced a 40% drop in revenue. Read more here.
Marine Manufacturing: Manufacturing remained open throughout the pandemic. Business guidance can be found here.
Business Relief / Grants: Iowa does not have business loans. Business relief information may be found on the Iowa Economic Development website, read more here.
Marine Manufacturing: Manufacturing is open under restrictions such as social distancing and increased cleanings as outlined in the “Ad Astra, A Plan to Reopen Kansas.” Read more here. Governor Laura Kelly signed an executive order requiring all persons to wear masks in public spaces and when unable to maintain social distancing when indoors.
Business Relief / Grants: Applications for $130 million in Grants to Support Businesses Affected by COVID Open at Noon Wednesday
Marine Manufacturing: Governor Beshear's office has released requirements for continuing business and reopening manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain businesses beginning May 11. Health & Family Services Secretary Eric Friedlander issued an order regarding the return to work for many businesses including those that were previously allowed to remain open. The “Minimum Requirements for All Entities” can be found on pages 3-8 of the link. Please note that the document has been revised substantially to address stakeholder concerns with previous versions including PPE requirements. These requirements are in addition to the 10 Healthy at Work requirements the Governor previously released. The governor also issued requirements specifically for manufacturing.
Business Relief / Grants: Kentucky does not have business loans. Business relief information may be found on the Kentucky business resources website, read more here.
Marine Manufacturing: Manufacturing may resume at 50% of the normal established capacity with adaptations to the use of space and application of additional protective measures taken to support social distancing requirements as outlined here.
Business Relief / Grants: The Louisiana Loan Portfolio Guaranty Program, or LPGP, is available to businesses throughout the state and is a partnership of Louisiana Economic Development (LED), the Louisiana Bankers Association (LBA), and the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority (LPFA). Business relief information may be found on the Louisiana Economic Development website, read more here.
Marine Manufacturing: Boat building was considered an essential business. The general guidance checklist for reopening can be found here. Manufacturers also must complete the state’s compliance form (option to receive a badge to show you have pledged to be compliant).
Business Relief / Grants: Maine’s Resource Compass has a number of grant and loan programs and application links, read more here.
Marine Manufacturing: Stage 2 of the “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery” plan allows all manufacturing to resume with full staffing under certain guidelines. Read more here.
Business Relief / Grants: The Maryland Small Business Relief Wizard connects businesses with available private and public sector services. Four grant programs for Maryland businesses remain available.
Marine Manufacturing: Beginning on May 18, manufacturing operations were allowed to resume operations. In order to reopen, businesses must develop a written COVID-19 Control Plan outlining how its workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19. Manufacturing safety guidelines can be found here. A set of Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards were created and are applicable to all sectors and industries. They include new workplace requirements for social distancing, hygiene, staffing and operations, and cleaning. Read the full standard here.
Business Relief / Grants: The Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development is updating a number of different loan options throughout the Commonwealth, they are found here.
Marine Manufacturing: Manufacturing operations reopened on May 11, under guidelines that manufacturing work may not commence until the facility at which the work will be performed has been prepared to follow the workplace safeguards described in section 11(k) of Executive Order 2020-77. Manufacturing facilities must adopt measuresto protect their workers from the spread of COVID-19. Read more here.
Business Relief / Grants: Michigan has various state and local relief opportunities which can be accessed through Michigan’s Economic Development Corporation. Read more here.
Additionally, Michigan recently allocated $100 million of CARES Act funding to implement the Michigan Small Business Restart Program to support the needs of Michigan businesses directly impacted by COVID-19. The program will provide grant funding up to $20,000 to eligible businesses and nonprofits that have realized significant financial hardship due to COVID-19. Funding can be used for working capital to support payroll expenses, rent, mortgage payments, utility expenses or other similar expenses incurred between March 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020. Read more here.
Marine Manufacturing: Manufacturing operations reopened on April 23, under guidelines that businesses must implement a Preparedness Plan which follows specific requirements laid out by the state. Guidance for reopening can be found here.
Business Relief / Grants: There are a number of county relief opportunities that can be found through the Minnesota Chamber resource page. Read more here.
Marine Manufacturing: On June 1, Mississippi entered the final stage of the Safe Return plan. All businesses and non-profits in Mississippi may open, following CDC and Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) guidance to limit transmission. Read more here.
Business Relief / Grants: Mississippi does not have any state grant or loans. General business resources can be found here.
Marine Manufacturing: The state moved to Phase 2 of its recovery plan on June 16. There are no statewide public health orders in place. Local businesses may apply more restrictive measures or regulations. Some businesses must take additional precautions to protect their employees and the public. The statewide Missouri Chamber of Commerce offers educational programs to assist businesses dealing with COVID-related issues. Ten of the state’s largest cities have issued mandatory face covering orders when persons are in public spaces. A list of the cities can be found here.
Business Relief / Grants: The state’s $130 million Grant program to support businesses affected by COVID opened on Aug. 19.
Marine Manufacturing: Manufacturing is open as of April 27. All businesses should follow reopening phases found hereor in thedirective here.
Business Relief / Grants: The Montana Department of Commerce is offering coronavirus relief to Montanans. Information may be found on the Montana Economic Development website, read more here.
Marine Manufacturing: Manufacturing operations were not impacted during the pandemic. Read more here.
Business Relief / Grants: The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has allocated Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to assist qualified businesses impacted by the pandemic. Manufacturers are included in the eligible businesses and eligible activities may include direct financial assistance, working capital, purchase of machinery and/or equipment (fixed assets). Read more here.
Marine Manufacturing: Manufacturing operations have not been restricted. Read more here.
Business Relief / Grants: Although no grants or state loans are available, a summary of business supportive measure can be found here.
Marine Manufacturing: Manufacturing has reopened under strict safety guidelines. Business and safety guidelines can be found here.
Business Relief / Grants: The application deadline for New Hampshire’s Main Street Relief Fund was June 12.The fund has been replenished twice, but no plans have been announced for future replenishments.
Marine Manufacturing: Marine Manufacturers were allowed to open under strict social distancing and sanitization protocols on April 8, which can be read here. Manufacturing businesses, warehousing businesses, and businesses engaged in essential construction projects must follow protocols as described inParagraphs 3, 4, and 5 of Executive Order 122, including immediate separation of workers with COVID-19 symptoms, notification of any workers exposed to COVID-19, limited group size and staggered start times, all required infection control practices and sanitation, and required face coverings.
Business Relief / Grants: New Jersey has various state and county grants available as well as a robust business resource website. State grant opportunities can be found here, county grant opportunities can be found here.
Marine Manufacturing: Manufacturing operations are open. Under the latest directive, non-essential businesses (other than retailers, such as office spaces, call centers) generally may operate according to CSPs at up to 25 percent of pre-crisis staffing levels. All employees should continue to work from home wherever possible. Guidance for safe practices for manufacturing can be found here.
Business Relief / Grants: New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) has established a program to assist businesses seeking emergency loans or lines of credit to deal with negative impacts from the pandemic. NMEDD can guarantee a portion of a loan or line of credit up to 80% of principal or $50,000. Loan proceeds are flexible and can be used (but are not limited to) the following: working capital, inventory, and payroll. Read more here.
Marine Manufacturing:The guidance on essential businesses allows marine manufacturers to open if they follow strict social distancing and sanitization protocols. Employers to provide masks to essential employees who interact with the public. The order requires “any employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public.” Businesses must provide, at their expense, such face coverings for their employees.
Business Relief / Grants: More than $2.3 million has been awarded to support 61 businesses and residential landlords with COVID-19 related costs and expenses through the New York Forward Loan Fund. 54 of these loans were provided to minority- and women-owned businesses. Applications are still being accepted and businesses from qualifying industries, including agriculture, construction, food services, retail, education services, manufacturing and transportation, are encouraged to apply. Applications are available here.
Marine Manufacturers: Phase 1 of the Safer at Home plan allowed essential and nonessential businesses to reopen and individuals to leave their homes for any commercial activity
at a business that is open.
Business Relief / Grants: North Carolina does not have business loans. Business relief information may be found on the North Carolina Economic Development website, read more here.
Marine Manufacturing: Manufacturing operations were not impacted during the pandemic.
Business Relief / Grants: North Dakota business relief and loan options can be accessed through ND Response. Read more here.
Marine Manufacturing: Manufacturing operations reopened on May 4 under “Responsible RestartOhio” under specific guidelines and health requirements. Further information regarding the guidelines can be found here.
Business Relief / Grants: Ohio created the Office of Small Business Relief, to help small businesses across Ohio navigate the pandemic. Read more here.
Marine Manufacturing: Beginning June 1 under Phase 3, businesses may resume unrestricted staffing at their worksites by observing proper CDC-recommended social distancing protocols and are recommended to continue increased cleaning and disinfecting practices.
Business Relief / Grants: The Oklahoma Bounce Back Program is currently closed for applicants, read more here. General business resources can be found here.
Marine Manufacturing: As of August 27, Clackamas, Lincoln, Malheur, Morrow, Multnomah, Umatilla and Washington counties are in Phase 1, all other counties are in Phase 2 of the Reopening Oregon plan. Phase 1 counties have paused their phase 2 applications. Manufacturing is allowed following the statewide guidance found here.
Business Relief / Grants: There are a number of state and county financial programs that can be found here. There are both grant and loan opportunities however; the Emergency Business Assistance Matching Fund has closed.
Marine Manufacturing: All counties have been in recovery plan’s green phase since July 3, which allows businesses to increase to 75% occupancy and gatherings can be of up to 250 persons. The state’s phased reopening plan provides details on the changes. The counties with new restriction levels are listed here. The reopen plan has three phases, red, yellow, and green. Read more here. The state released adocument providing businesses with a list of resources regarding Covid-19. Persons must wear face coverings when outside and inside when social distancing is not possible.
Business Relief / Grants: Pennsylvania does not have business loans. Business relief information may be found on the Small Business Development Centers throughout the state.
Marine Manufacturing: Manufacturing has remained open throughout the pandemic. Phase 3 reopening business guidelines can be found here.
Business Relief / Grants: The Rhode Island Department of Commerce is keeping track of a number of alternative emergency grants and funding at the state and county level, read more here.
Marine Manufacturers: Non-essential businesses were allowed to begin reopening on April 20. Safety guidelines can be found here.
Business Relief / Grants: South Carolina does not have business loans. Business relief information may be found on the South Carolina Department of Commerce website, read more here.
Marine Manufacturing: Businesses are encouraged to adopt good hygiene and sanitation practices, especially in high-traffic areas, if previously operating via telework, begin transitioning employees back to the workplace and where appropriate, screen employees for symptoms prior to entering the workplace.
Business Relief / Grants: The Governor Noem Small Business Relief Fund is no longer accepting applications. Business relief information may be found on the Office of Economic Development website, read more here.
Marine Manufacturers: Manufacturers are open but required to comply with health guidelines set forth for all business here.
Business Relief / Grants: Tennessee does not have business loans or relief programs currently available for manufacturers. Relief is available for small businesses, specifically marinas. Business relief information may be found on the Tennessee Department of Revenue website, read more here.
Marine Manufacturers: Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order 29 on July 2 requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces, when inside a commercial entity or other building or space open to the public, or when in an outdoor public space, wherever it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from another person not in the same household. The Governor also issued aproclamationgiving mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on some outdoor gatherings of more than 10 persons. Gov. Abbott’s current order expands “Reopening Texas” to specifically permit manufacturers who have otherwise been closed to reopen on May 18 at up to 50% occupancy of the facility, click here for details.
Business Relief / Grants: Texas does not have state specific grants, however business support information can be found here. The state has released a small business assistance webinar series highlighting resources available to Texas business owners as well as other resources can be found here. Webinars from the Governor's Small Business Assistance Team has provide Texas small businesses and entrepreneurs with timely, relevant, actionable information on COVID-19 recovery resources and will connect with local experts and support systems. Visit gov.texas.gov/business/events to see upcoming webinars, or sign-up for our Small Business Updates to be notified as soon as new dates are announced.
Did you miss a previous webinar? All Governor's Small Business Webinar Series playbacks are available on YouTube, and presentations from previous events can be downloaded on the Small Business Events page.
Marine Manufacturers: Manufacturers are open and encouraged to follow social distancing, to read the full order and social distancing directives. State health guidelines can be found here.
Business Relief/Grants: Information on cash grants from the Utah Rebounds program and other financial assistance is available here.
Marine Manufacturers: Manufacturing, construction and distribution operations were allowed to reopen on May 11 with as few employees as necessary to permit full operations if they can meet all health and safety requirements, comply with ACCD guidance and develop enhanced training programs that expand on the Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Agency (VOSHA) training.
Business Relief/Grants: No grants or state loans are available, however information on other state resources can be found here.
Marine Manufacturing: All businesses shall, to the extent possible, adhere to social distancing recommendations, enhanced sanitizing practices on common surfaces, and other appropriate workplace guidance from state and federal authorities while in operation. Although business operations offering professional rather than retail services may remain open, they should utilize teleworking as much as possible. Where telework is not feasible, such business must adhere to social distancing recommendations, enhanced sanitizing practices on common surfaces, and apply the relevant workplace guidance from state and federal authorities. Business operation guidelines can be found here, an FAQ document can be found here.
Business Relief / Grants: Virginia Recently announced the Rebuild VA Grant Program. The Rebuild VA Grant Fund is a program to help small businesses and non-profits whose normal operations were disrupted by COVID-19, including restaurants, brick and mortar retail, exercise and fitness facilities, personal care and personal grooming services, entertainment and public amusement establishments, and campgrounds.
Businesses and non-profits that are approved for a Rebuild VA grant may receive up to 3 times their average monthly eligible expenses up to a maximum of $10,000. Applications will open on August 10. For more information click here. Other business relief information may be found on the Virginia Resources for Business website, read more here.
Marine Manufacturing: Manufacturing is allowed in Phase 2 of the Safe Start Plan. As of July 23, the following counties are in phase 3: Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Grays Harbor, Island, Kittitas, Lewis, Lincoln, Mason, Pacific, Pend Oreille, Skamania, Stevens, Thurston, Wahkiakum and Whitman; the following are in phase 2: Adams, Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grant, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Klickitat, Okanogan, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Spokane, Walla Walla, and Whatcom. All other counties remain in phase 1. Full guidance for phases 1 – 3 is available here. Governor Inslee announced on June 27, the state has paused allowing eight counties from moving into the Phase 4 of their reopening plan.
***All county applications have been paused indefinitely.
Business Relief / Grants: The Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant is closed and no longer accepting application. Business relief information may be found on the Washington Covid19 website, read more here.
Marine Manufacturing: Businesses began reopening on April 30.Click here to view the West Virginia Strong Comeback Plan.
Business Relief / Grants: West Virginia does not have business loans. Business relief information may be found on the West Virginia business relief website, read more here.
Marine Manufacturing: Manufacturing operations are open but may be subject to local health orders, as the statewide order was overruled by the Supreme Court on May 13. The Supreme Court decision can be read here. Business operations should check with their county and local governments to see if there are any current orders impacting business operations.
Business Relief / Grants: Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has established a resource guide for available business tools and relief. Read more here.
Marine Manufacturing: Manufacturing has remained open throughout the pandemic.
Business Relief / Grants: A webinar on Wyoming Business Relief Programs Webinar and Listening Sessionprovides business owners with a comprehensive overview of state programs available to assist businesses as they reopen. Business relief information may be found on the Wyoming COVID-19 website, read more here.