Many of you may need some financial assistance as a result of the pandemic shutdown of businesses. I wanted to get this information to you and encourage you to start looking for resources for your business and yourself.
- The SBA Disaster Loan Assistance website is https://disasterloan.sba.gov. You should check for eligibility and probably apply now. The site is slow with so many applying. I don’t know how they will be awarded (or when).
- California sole proprietors may be eligible for unemployment assistance (DUA) under a federal program that provides financial assistance to jobless workers and the self-employed when they are unemployed as a direct result of a major natural disaster. For information on DUA look https://www.edd.ca.gov/pdf_pub_ctr/de8714dua.pdf
- If you are a corporation and have paid yourself with payroll you may also be eligible for unemployment benefits.
Here is the link to California resources: https://www.caloes.ca.gov/cal-oes-divisions/recovery/disaster-recovery-assistance-for-individuals-businesses-private-non-profits-farmers-ranchers
Forbes has also posted a resources link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/advisor/2020/03/20/list-of-coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-relief-programs/