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Financial Assistance Programs

This information was last updated on April 22, 2020
Summary compiled by Robin Hamilton

Financial Resources for the Self-Employed

    • Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance
    • Paycheck Protection Program
    • Unemployment benefits

Resources you will need:

    • Authorized SBA lending bank
    • Certified Public Accountant

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance (EIDL)

New funding needed for this program as of April 22, 2020

  • $10,000 advance
  • Business experiencing a temporary loss of revenue due to disaster
  • Other SBA loans available

More information available on the SBA Web site at:

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

New funding approved on April 22, 2020

You can apply for the loan through your bank or the SBA

    • Payroll costs including 401K, medical insurance
    • Office rent or mortgage interest
    • Utilities

Payment and forgiveness

    • Payments deferred for 6 months
    • 2-year loan with an interest rate of 1%
    • Forgiveness requires 75% of loan be used for payroll
    • Apply through SBA approved lender or online at
More information on the program at:

Unemployment Benefits for the Self-Employed

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