The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain non-profits and other employers. This guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address these needs, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of SBA.

To keep up to date on when these programs become available, please follow us on social media:, or follow SBAgov  on Twitter.

All businesses, sole proprietors, and independent contractors can now submit applications. You may want contact your lender to determine what type of financing may already be available to your small business. Many of the lenders that work with the Alabama SBDC are already offering 90 to 120 day deferrals for bridge loans.  

Frequently Asked Questions (Issued by SBA & Treasury) (13 May 2020)

Guide to the CARES Act, Revised Disaster Loan, & Payment Protection Program (PPP) (15 April 2020)

Paycheck Protection Program Overview (3/31)

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