Please see below for federal, state and local guides and resources to assist small and medium-sized businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic. This post will be updated as new information comes available.
SBA Resources for Counseling and Training
You can apply for the Paycheck Protection Program at any lending institution that is approved to participate in the program through the existing U.S. Small Business Administration lending program and additional lenders approved by the Department of Treasury.
There are thousands of banks and credit unions that already participate in the SBA’s lending programs. You do not have to visit any government institution to apply for the program, you can call your bank or find SBA-approved lenders in your area through SBA’s online Lender Match tool. Your local Small Business Development Center, SCORE or Women’s Business Centers (below) can provide free assistance and guide you to lenders. When you call, tell them you are interested in the “Paycheck Protection Program” and they will guide you through the steps for applying for the program.
The application process should be open by Friday, April 3, 2020.