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State of Tennessee

New Digital Tool to Help Business Owners Check Relief Payment Eligibility

Nashville, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Department of Revenue announced today a new digital eligibility tool for small business owners to determine if their business may be eligible for a Tennessee Business Relief Program payment. 

“The COVID-19 pandemic has placed an enormous strain on Tennessee’s small businesses, and we’re hopeful these relief payments will help alleviate that burden as businesses get back on their feet,” said Gov. Lee. “We’re excited for this tool to help small businesses get the relief they need.”

More than 40,000 small business owners across 60 different industries qualify for the Tennessee Business Relief Program. Eligible businesses have until September 25, 2020 to confirm their information with the Department of Revenue in order to receive a relief payment between $2,500 and $30,000 in no-cost funds from the state.

“We encourage all eligible business owners to complete this step as soon as possible,” said Revenue Commissioner David Gerregano. “And if you know a small business owner who could benefit from this program, please help spread awareness.”

The eligibility tool can be found at

For questions please call the TN Dept of Revenue at (615) 253-0600 or email More details can be found at

TN Business Relief Program

Approximately 33,000 businesses are eligible for the Business Relief Program as a result of closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses do not need to apply, however they may need to verify their information with the Department of Revenue.

If you are a qualifying business for this program, you can visit to verify your information in order to receive funds!

Poll Workers Needed for Election Day!

The Cumberland County Election Commission is looking for additional poll workers who are willing to work on Election Day!

Thursday, August 6, 2020, from 8:00 am until 7:00 pm

Poll workers must arrive one hour early. You must be at least 16 years of age and reside in Cumberland County. You will be compensated for your service. You will be provided with a mask (required), gloves, face shield, and gowns (optional). Hand sanitizer will be at each polling place for both voters and poll workers. Social distancing will be enforced.

Interested?  Contact the Cumberland County Election Commission located at 2 South Main Street, Suite 105, or call 931-484-4919!