Senator Blackburn’s COVID-19 Resource Guide for Tennesseans

December 22, 2020

NASHVILLE, TENN. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has released the following COVID-19 resource guide for Tennesseans.

Our Tennessee Workforce

Have you recently been laid off, or has a reduction in compensation made it difficult to make ends meet?

Are you worried about making payroll?

  • The Paycheck Protection Program provides eight weeks of cash-flow assistance through 100% federally guaranteed loans to small employers who keep paying their employees during this emergency.

Do you have questions about new federal paid leave requirements related to the Coronavirus?


Tennessee Employers and Small Businesses

Need help to make payroll or to keep the lights on?

Questions about unemployment benefits?

Questions about new federal paid leave requirements related to COVID-19?

Additional information for businesses is available through the Small Business Administration.

Our Health Care Workers

Are you a volunteer health care worker?

  • The CARES Act includes Senator Blackburn’s Good Samaritan clause to protect you from frivolous lawsuits as you volunteer during this public health emergency.

Federal Taxes and Rebate Checks

Questions about how COVID-19 affects your federal incomes taxes?

Questions about the immediate cash relief Tennesseans will receive?

Competitive Federal Grants

How will this pandemic affect federal grant applications and awards?

  • Check the awarding agency website for announcements and reach out to the agency regarding extensions and other inquires.
  • Visit our grants website to request support for your competitive federal grant application:



What resources are available to help Tennessee students, graduates and schools?


Living or Traveling Abroad

Are you abroad and need assistance from the U.S. State Department?


Are you considering traveling internationally?

Are you considering traveling in the United States?


The Volunteer Spirit

Looking to help your fellow Tennesseans during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Still have questions? Our offices are ready to help you. Give us a call at (202) 224-3344.

A sharable version of this resource guide is available here.