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Starter Packages Available for Eligible Phase One DC Small Businesses

On Friday, May 29, Mayor Muriel Bowser lifted the District’s stay-at-home order and announced that ReOpen DC Phase One begins. To help small businesses with reopening and recovery, the Mayor is providing a one-time PPE Care Package to DC small businesses authorized to open in Phase One. The NoMa BID, together with our partners, is managing the distribution of these PPE Care Packages to Zone 8 on this map. Sign up now on Eventbrite to participate in this offer.  

When registering on Eventbrite, you will need your FEIN (Federal Employer Identification Number). Upon completion of your registration, you will receive a confirmation with a ticket attached and instructions to arrange for your pickup. You must bring your printed ticket or electronic copy on your mobile device to show upon arrival for scanning and contactless check-in.  Please note that supplies are limited, and we will be honoring registrations in the order in which they are received.

NoMa BID will continue to provide information and assistance to help NoMa businesses, residents and workers stay up to date on the District’s reopening.  In addition to our ongoing and essential street cleaning, public space management and public safety efforts, our team is continuously updating the following list of resources we have compiled as we all work together to ReOpen DC.  

To stay up to date with the latest District information about the pandemic, please click here.

 The BID continues to provide the following services: 

  • BID Chief Financial Officer Greg Haygood is available to help you and your business.
  • The BID continues to connect NoMa businesses to one another and to their customers, as well as act as a voice for the NoMa business community’s in communications with local government agencies.
  • The BID’s communications via social and our biweekly NoMa Notes newsletter are at your disposal. Please submit your info to [email protected] or tag us on social so we can promote your business’ operating status, new hours, or special offers.

Let us know how else we can help you in this pandemic. Contact Jesse London at [email protected] for details and coordination.

DC government coronavirus portal for businesses:

NoMa BID is here to assist you and your business. Please contact Chief Financial Officer Greg Haygood at [email protected] for more information.  

  • DC’s Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) will abate interest and waive penalties for failure to pay sales and use taxes due for periods ending on February 29, 2020 and March 31, 2020.    
  • All vendors who are required to file sales and use tax returns on a monthly/quarterly basis are eligible, except for certain hotels and motels. 
  • The appropriate form(s) must be filed through on or before March 20, 2020 for the period ending February 29, 2020 and on or before April 20, 2020 for the period ending March 31, 2020. 
  • All eligible vendors must pay in full all sales and use taxes due for periods ending on February 29, 2020 and March 31, 2020 on or before July 20, 2020. Failure to pay in full by July 20, 2020 will result in interest and penalties accruing from your original payment due dates. 
  • Click here for the full notice.
  • Hotels & Motels may pay first half tax year 2020 real property tax installment through June 30, 2020, and such payment made by such date will be considered timely, to the extent it brings the tax liability current. Penalty and interest owed for prior periods are unaffected. Click here for the full notice

All other businesses: 

  • The real property tax payment deadline will remain March 31, 2020. However, the deadline for property owners who wish to appeal their TY 2021 real property tax assessment and filing of the Income and Expense report is now April 30, 2020. 
  • Tax appeals due on April 1, 2020, will now be due on April 30, 2020, for District property owners who believe their proposed TY 2021 assessment does not reflect the market value of their property. Property owners can complete and submit their appeal form online.  
  • Income and Expense – The April 15, 2020, due date to file the Income and Expense report has been extended to April 30, 2020. All filers must submit their TY 2021 Income and Expense report electronically. 

Information for businesses on unemployment insurance: Click here for the DC Department of Employee Services (DOES) info

Small Business Owners’ Guide to the CARES Act: Click here

Small Business Administration (SBA) 

  • The SBA will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.  These loans carry an interest rate of 3.75% for small businesses and 2.75% for nonprofits. Loan repayment terms vary by applicant, up to a maximum of 30 years.  
  • As of March 23, businesses in every state plus American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands can apply.  You can use the loan to cover accounts payable, debts, payroll and other bills the coronavirus has affected your ability to pay. 
  • Click here for more information. 
  • Click here to apply.

Internal Revenue Service 

  • The federal tax filing deadline has been extended from April 15th to July 15, 2020. Click here for details
  • For tax payments of up to $10 million, the IRS has also extended the deadline for both individuals and businesses to July 15, 2020. Estimated tax payments for 2020 originally due on April 15 will now be due on July 15. Click here for details

Federal Paycheck Protection Program

  • The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses. Click here for info.
  • Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, veterans organizations, and tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors, are eligible if they also meet program size standards.
  • Click here for an FAQ sheet.

Nonprofit Resources 

Arnold & Porter – Analysis of CARES Act for Nonprofit Organizations: Click here

Capacity Partners: A collection of resources for nonprofits. Click here  

Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development COVID-19 Resource Repository – For nonprofits, small businesses, and residents: Click here.  

Community Foundation – COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund: Click here

Latino Economic Development Center Presentation on Financial Resources: Click here


Bumble is offering small business grants of up to $5,000. Click here for more info.  


Facebook is offering $100M in cash microgrants and ad credits to help during this challenging time. Click here for more info. 

JP Morgan Chase 

JP Morgan Chase announced a $50 million philanthropic investment in response to covid-19. Click here for more info. 

LISC Low Interest Loan and Match Program: LISC and KIVA (How KIVA works) have partnered to expand financial opportunities for underserved entrepreneurs in the DC Region. Qualified small businesses have the opportunity to raise up to $15,000 in 0% interest loans, with LISC providing a 1-for-1 match, allowing the small business to more quickly raise their funds. 

 Applicants for a LISC/KIVA loan will have access to the following: 

  • 0% interest loans from $500 to $15,000 
  • Option to defer payments up to 6 months, with terms as long as 36 months 
  • Approved entrepreneurs endorsed by LISC are eligible for 1:1 to match from LISC (ex. If loan is for $10,000, entrepreneur only needs to raise $5,000 online) 

For more details, click here. To ask questions reach out directly to Bryan Franklin, Program Officer at LISC DC at [email protected]. 

Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington: Click here for a list of resources.  

Restaurant Workers Community Foundation: Click here for resources.

Salesforce Care Small Business Grants: Click here.

Stimulus 2020 

Stimulus 2020 is a privately-funded stimulus program intended to support America’s local businesses. They are curating stimulus packages and offers designed to help American businesses stay afloat in this time of crisis. Click here for more info.  


SPANX is donating $5 million to help female business owners continue to operate. There will be 1,000 gifts of $5,000 each. To apply, visit their website here. 

Streetsense COVID-19 Small Business Resource Kit: Click here.

Streetsense: Help for Small Retailers and Restaurants: Click here

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released a new grant opportunity. Click here.

The following NoMa neighborhood retailers and shops are open or offering limited services. Please be aware that many stores are limiting occupancy to comply with social distancing. 

  • 7Eleven: 7 AM – 11 PM 
  • Bodega SEOULSPICE: Order online
  • CVS: M-F: 7 AM – 9 PMSa: 8 AM – 7 PM. Su: 9 AM – 7 PM. Shop online with Instacart 
  • CVS Pharmacy: M-F: 7 AM – 7 PM. Sa: 10 AM – 2 PM. Su: Closed.
  • Harris Teeter7 AM – 8 PM; Order online here
  • Harris Teeter Pharmacy:  M-F: 9 AM – 8 PM. Sa: 9 AM – 6 PM. Su: 11 AM – 6 PM.
  • Streets Market8 AM – 10 PM 
  • Trader Joe’s (Union Market): 8 AM – 9 AM (senior citizens only) 9 AM – 7 PM (all customers)
  • Walmart7:00 AM – 8:30 PM (New: Pick-up and drop-off zone now available)*
  • Walmart Pharmacy: Su: 10 AM – 4 PM. M: 8 AM – 7 PM. T: 6 AM – 7 PM. W-F: 8 AM – 7 PM. Sa: 9 AM – 5 PM.  

Other food resources available here.  

*New: Former rideshare pick-up and drop-off zones are now available in front of select restaurants and retailers for picking up groceries/goods. Find a zone on H Street NW between North Capitol and First Street NW, near Walmart and District Rico. 

Hours are subject to change. 

  • CR NoMa: T-Sa: 3 PM – 8:30 PM. Order online here 
  • Deli Italian Café: 8 AM – 4 PM 
  • District Rico: M-Sa: 10:30 AM – 9 PM, Su 11 AM – 8 PM: Order online with Caviar or Uber Eats (New: Pick-up and drop-off zone now available)* 
  • Domino’s Pizza: Su-Th: 10 AM – 11 PM. Sa-Sun: 10 AM – 12 AM. Order online here 
  • Dunkin’: 5 AM – 5 PM: Order online here (New: Pick-up and drop-off zone now available)* 
  • Five Guys: 10 AM – 10 PM: Order online here 
  • Indigo: M-F 11 AM – 9  PM; Sa 4 PM – 10 PM: Order online here
  • King Street Oyster Bar: M-Th 11 AM – 11 PM; F-Sa 11 AM – 12 AM; Su 11 AM – 10 PM: Order online here (New: Pick-up and drop-off zone now available)* 
  • Laos in Town: M-Th 11 AM – 11 PM; F-Sa 11 AM – 12 AM; Su 11 AM – 10 PM: Order online here 
  • McDonald’s: Open 24-hours, drive-through only: Order online through DoorDash or Uber Eats 
  • Potbelly’s Sandwich Shop: M-F: 9 AM –  7 PM. Sa-Sun: 11 AM –  5 PM. Order online here (New: Pick-up and drop-off zone now available)* 
  • Qualia Coffee: W-F 8 AM – 3 PM; Weekends 9 AM –4 PM
  • Quickway Japanese Hibachi: 11 AM – 8:30 PM. 
  • Red Bear Brewing Co.: M-Th 4 PM – 8 PM; F-Su, 2 P– 8 PM: Order here for delivery or takeout (New: Pick-up and drop-off zone now available)*  
  • Roti Mediterranean Grill: M-F: 11 AM – 8 PM. Sa-Su: 11 AM – 7 PM. Order online here (New: Pick-up and drop-off zone now available)* 
  • Sandwiches by Phillip: 7:30 AM – 3 PM
  • SEOULSPICE: 11:30 AM – 8 PM: Order online here 
  • Smoothie King: M-F 7 AM – 9 PM; Sa 8 AM – 9 PM; Su 10 AM – 8 PM. Order online here.  
  • Spot of Tea: F 128 PM, Sat & Sun 11 AM – 7 PM: Details here
  • Subway on First Street: 8 AM – 4:30 PM: Order online here 
  • Subway on H Street: 8 AM – 6 PM: Order online here 
  • Subway on Second Street: 8 AM to 7 PM: Order online here 
  • Sweet Science: M-F 8 AM to 1 PM; Weekends 12 PM – 9 PM: Order online here 
  • Station Café: 8 AM – 2 PM 
  • Streets Market: Kitchen carry-out 
  • The Eleanor: W-F 3 PM – 9 PM; Sa-Su: 12 PM– 9 PM: Order online here  
  • Uncle Chip’s Cookie: 9:30 AM 3 PM: Order online here
  • Uptown Café: M-F: 6:30 AM – 2 PM. Sa: 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Su: Closed. 
  • Wendy’s: Drive-through only, 6:30 AM – 2 AM: Order ahead online 

Union Market: For full details on the status of restaurants, cafes, and bars in Union Market, click here 

Union Station: For full details on the status of restaurants, cafes, and bars inside of Union Station, click here

*New: Pick-up and drop-off zones are now available in front of select restaurants and retailers. 

Zone 1: First St NE between Patterson St NE and N St NE, near Roti Mediterranean Grill & Potbelly Sandwich Shop
Zone 2: N St between First St NE and 2nd St NE (NoMa Gallaudet Metro entrance), near Heart + SEOUL Bodega and Dunkin’ 
Zone 3: M St NE between North Capitol St NE and First St NE, near King Street Oyster Bar and Streets Market
Zone 4: Third Street NE between L and M Streets, NE, near Red Bear Brewing
Zone 5: H Street NW between North Capitol and First Street NW, near Walmart and District Rico 

The following organizations are offering limited services:

  • barre3: online classes available here
  • Nuboxx: online classes available here
  • REI: Open 10 AM – 4 PM daily for contactless bike repair service only. Customers must call 202-543-2040 to request an appointment.
  • Yoga Noma: online classes available here 

Purchase gift cards from these NoMa businesses:

Buy Gift Cards from NoMa Businesses 

Have a business to add? Please send details to [email protected].

These NoMa businesses are currently closed until further notice:

  • Casey Coffee 
  • Constitution Café 
  • La Colombe 
  • Lily and the Cactus
  • Qualia Coffee
  • REI 
  • Streets Market – Bar only 
  • Sunrise Café 
  • Wunder Garten 

Personal Business/Quarantine Solutions  

Hyatt Place US Capitol is offering a discount to essential workers for $79/night. They are also offering a rate of $49/day for those working from home who need a quiet place to do business. Contact Brianna Wetzel at 202-289-5587 or [email protected] 

Hilton Garden Inn Washington, DC/US Capitol is offering a rate of $69/night for NoMa neighbors. Contact Mark Ryan at [email protected] or 202-534-1345, or Dinora Flores [email protected] or 202-534-1346. 

DC Coronavirus Main Page: 

DC Assistance for self-employed, independent contractors, & gig workers: Click here for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) information and email [email protected] to request program updates. 

DC Unemployment and Family/Medical Leave: Click here.

Father McKenna Center: The Community Food Hub is open Monday through Thursday from 1:30 – 2:30 pm at The Father McKenna Center, 900 North Capitol Street, NW in front of St. Aloysius Church on the campus of Gonzaga College High School. Groceries such as canned vegetables, packaged dry goods such as beans or rice and produce are available. This is open to any resident of the District of Columbia. Please bring a valid DC ID. Details

Fraud Hotline: The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia is committed to investigating, prosecuting, and deterring those who would take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to prey on vulnerable citizens. Please be vigilant and report any suspected instances of fraud to the COVID-19 Pandemic Fraud Hotline, 202-252-7022 and [email protected]. 

Transportation updates:

  • Metrorail: Full details here. All service is limited to essential trips, and is not operating on normal schedules. Some stations that remain open have closed specific entrances. These stations are closed until further notice:
    • Archives/Navy Memorial
    • Arlington Cemetery
    • Cheverly
    • Clarendon
    • Cleveland Park
    • College Park
    • East Falls Church
    • Eisenhower Ave.
    • Federal Center SW
    • Federal Triangle
    • Greensboro
    • Grosvenor – Strathmore
    • Judiciary Square
    • McLean
    • Morgan Blvd.
    • Mount Vernon Square
    • Smithsonian
    • Van Dorn St.
    • Virginia Square
  • Metrobus: Updates here
    • Buses are operating on a modified Sunday schedule.
    • All buses are using rear-door boarding with the exception of use of the wheelchair ramps.
  • DC Circulator: All rides are free during the public health emergency, allowing passengers to board from all doors. Service has been suspended on the National Mall Route.
  • Ride-hireUber and Lyft have suspended multi-passenger-ride (e.g. Uber Pool) options indefinitely.  
  • Parks/Public space updates and info here. 
  • Schools updates and info here.  
  • Utilities: 
    • Pepco has suspended service disconnections and waived late payment fees through May 1.  More info here.  
    • Washington Gas has suspended service disconnections and waived late payment fees indefinitely. More info here

Information for workers on unemployment insurance from the DC Department of Employee Services (DOES): Click here.