With the sudden economic halt as we work together to flatten the COVID-19 curve, many of our community small businesses had to shutter. But with the passage of the CARES Act, and provisions fought for by House and Senate Democrats, relief is available through small business loans for employers, some of which may be forgivable for those who keep their employees on payroll.
WHO MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR RELIEF?
Small Businesses, Sole Proprietors, Independent Contractors, Gig Economy Workers, the Self-employed, and, 501(c)(3) Nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
HOW CAN I HELP?
- Contact those who may be eligible and encourage them to call their lender
- Don’t be an expert unless you are one. Send those interested to their lender
- Share on social media
Sample social media post
Attention: Small Business Owners, Sole Proprietors, Independent Contractors, Gig Economy Workers, the Self-employed, and 501(c)(3) nonprofits: You may be eligible for a loan through the CARES Act to keep your business afloat as we work together to flatten the COVID-19 curve. Contact your lender to request access to funds that may help protect your business and employees.
Emergency Small Business Administration Loan
Paycheck Protection Program
SBA Women’s Business Center