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. This page provides information about the major programs and initiatives from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address the evolving needs of small business owners, 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 if they are participating in these SBA programs, and how you can apply.

Updated PPP Forms (January 2021)

Updated Guidance & Resources (January 2021)

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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