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Division of Small Business

COVID-19 Information for Delaware Small Businesses


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The Division of Small Business is here to help your business navigate this challenging time and succeed in the transition back to normalcy once it has passed.


Business Operations
Loans and Grants

Learn about applying for:

Other Financial Assistance

For additional questions on:

Business Operations    Connecting w/ Assistance



Report non-compliance concerns


How to apply for H.E.L.P.

Is my business eligible?

UPDATE: As of April 16, the size eligibility cap for business with the four-digit NAICS code 7225 has been raised to $15 million. Learn more
Gather necessary documents

The list of documents you MUST include with your application is below

Get the application

Click here to download the application for the Hospitality Emergency Loan Program

Have app reviewed

Contact a Regional Business Manager to check your application before submitting

Send in everything

Click here to submit your completed application and paperwork to DSB

Required Documents for H.E.L.P.

Your application will not be evaluated without the following:
– Billing statements or invoices for unavoidable expenses to support amount of funding request
– Proof of payment over the past 12 months for expenses for which funding is requested (account statement or letter from the relevant vendor/creditor)
– Balance sheet and income/P&L statement for 2019 (2019 tax returns may be used as an alternative, must include accounting of assets and liabilities)
– Copy of Delaware business license


Get answers to frequently asked questions about H.E.L.P. and information about program eligibility.

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