CARES Act Resources

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:


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