The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress with bipartisan support and signed into law by President Trump on March 27th, 2020.  This over $2 trillion economic relief package provides economic assistance for American workers, families, and small businesses.

Individuals & families

Lapse in Appropriations NoticeSBA is unable to accept new applications at this time for the Paycheck Protection Program or the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)-COVID-19 related assistance program (including EIDL Advances) based on available appropriations funding.

EIDL applicants who have already submitted their applications will continue to be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Paycheck Protection Program

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance (EIDL)


Other resources for business:

The CARES Act homepage

SBA Small Business Guidance

California Small Business Development Center – COVID-19 Resources

U.S. Small Business Administration – Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources


California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce webinar on employer guidance for COVID-19: