For a full list of resources follow the links to Blaine County and Visit Sun Valley above.

Below is a list of resources we are aware of at this point.
Response is still ramping up and we expect to be able to provide more information on a continuing basis.

Here is what we know is available right now. We will link to additional sources as we become aware of them.

Special Newsletter #2

Special Newsletter #1
  • Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance, Blaine County is not on the disaster list at this point. However, SVED is working with the State to enable a disaster declaration that will give Blaine County for-profit and nonprofit businesses access these funds. Check with your bank to see if they are an SBA lender.
  • WaFd Bank Business Lifeline
  • Cox Communications has implemented several changes to support their customers:
  • For a limited time, the first month of service for new Connect2Compete (low-cost internet for low-income families with K-12 students) will be free. 
  • Residential customers in the company’s Starter, Straight-Up Internet, and Connect2Compete packages will be automatically upgraded to speeds of 50 Mbps.  
  • For the aforementioned tiers, Cox is extending its Cox Complete Care remote desktop support at no charge to residential customers with remote helpdesk and assistance for loading new applications they may need to use during this time, such as online classroom support applications and web conferencing services. 
  • We have launched a temporary price reduction and speed increase for our Starter internet product, to help seniors and college students;
  • We are eliminating data usage overages for a 60-day period to meet the higher bandwidth demands; 
  • We are supporting the FCC’s Keep America Connected initiative by pledging for the next 60 days to not terminate service to any residential or small business customer because of an inability to pay their bills due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic; waive any late fees that any residential or small business customer incurs because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic; and will open Cox WiFi hotspots to help keep the public connected in this time of need. We have over 60 Cox WiFi hotspots throughout the Wood River Valley.