Please review the most recent updates on the COVID-19 small business (less than 500 employees) loan programs offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Update: Monday, April 27

As of 7:30 a.m. PT, Monday, April 27, the SBA has resumed accepting PPP applications from participating lenders. The loans are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, so act now.

Over the weekend, Calif. Governor Newsom issued an Executive Order to ensure that essential critical infrastructure workers can obtain necessary child care to continue working to assist the State’s response to COVID-19.

The order allows for the reopening of state-subsidized before and after school childcare facilities. Essential workers will now have priority in arranging for childcare during work hours.

Cory Lunde



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