COVID-19

As concerns continue about coronavirus (COVID-19), we can help you navigate available resources, answer your business questions and be a trusted partner for your business. Despite the impact of COVID-19, rest assured the SBDC is here to help and we value the privilege to be of service.

Our business consultants are here to help answer your questions, apply for business resources and plan during a disruption. We can help with applying for relief, guiding you through available resources, cash flow concerns, supply chain interruptions, workforce capacity, insurance coverage and more - at no cost.

Meet our Disaster Recovery Consultant

You may or may have heard the news by now, but we are delighted to introduce your new disaster recovery consultant, Adelle Lytle!

Adelle is ready to help with all of your EIDL/PPP questions as well as cash flow planning, personnel management, and many other areas specific to your operations during COVID.

An Amarillo native and West Texas A&M graduate, she comes to the SBDC with over 15 years of business ownership and is ready to share her expertise with other small business owners.

If you'd like to meet with Adelle (still remotely for now),

please call 806-651-5151 for an appointment!

Click here to access America's SBDC's

Federal Resources for Small Businesses.

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COVID-19 Small Business Resources.

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As additional information is given, you'll be the first to know. Everything from when SBA Disaster Loan applications open to the latest on the new leave rules.

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Click on the image above to learn about the differences between the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL).

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)

The Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) are available through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for businesses that have suffered economic losses due to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

The application process for SBA Disaster Loans can be found online at sba.gov. Unlike traditional SBA loans, Disaster Recovery loans are not processed in a bank.


If you need further help with your application documents, please contact our office at 806-651-5151.

Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP)

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is available through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for businesses that have suffered economic losses due to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

The PPP application is currently closed. It is possible that applications will reopen. This loan is processed by any SBA approved bank. If you're interested in applying, please contact your local bank when applications reopen. 


If you need further help with your application documents, please contact our office at 806-651-5151.

Regional COVID-19 HUB opportunities are available for business owners across the Texas Panhandle.

New information for business owners is becoming available on a regular basis and this website compiles all known local resources and information.

America's SBDC at WTAMU | 720 S. Tyler Street, Amarillo, Texas 79101 | Email | Phone: 806-651-5151

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