Supporting America’s Self-Employed
Through Coronavirus Impact

As our members face the growing uncertainty of the economic impact of the Coronavirus, we wanted to share the growing list of resources that are being made available to support you during this challenging time. Please note that the NASE remains a strong and supportive partner to you as we all navigate these choppy waters, remember to leverage our Ask the Expert resource and continue to subscribe to our social media channels for the most up to date information, you can find us on Facebook
and Instagram. Through this all, we will continue to advocate for the self-employed as legislation is being considered and regulatory action is taken.

We will continue to provide timely updates on proposed legislation making its way through Congress and the additional activities the Small Business Administration is considering as the full weight of the federal government turns to supporting businesses and their employees.

As a strong community of resilient, innovative and proud entrepreneurs, we will work to provide timely resources to you and information that will help you in this time of uncertainty. 

Hyperlink of States Plans to Lift Coronavirus Restrictions

Revised Heroes Act- Introduced by the House on September 29, 2020

Summary of Heroes Act- Introduced by the House on May 12, 2020


NEW: Paycheck Protection Program- How to Calculate Loan Amounts 

NEW: Click here to view the EZ Forgiveness Application (self-employed specific)

SBA Paycheck Protection Program FAQ- as of May 5, 2020

IRS: Three new credits are available to many businesses hit by COVID-19- May 7, 2020

Interim final rule on Paycheck Protection Program

Interim Final Rule: Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program – Additional Eligibility Criteria and Requirements for Certain Pledges of Loans

FAQ for borrowers

FAQ for lenders

Loan application 

Find eligible lenders

US Chamber of Commerce Guide to Independent Contractor's Guide to CARES Act

Further details on the loan application process:

April 3, 2020:
It is our understanding that small businesses with employees can apply for  loans to cover their payroll and other certain expenses through existing SBA lenders starting Friday, April 3. 

Starting April 10, 2020: 
independent contractors and self-employed individuals can apply for loans to cover their payroll and other certain expenses through existing SBA lenders. 

US Department of Treasury- CARES Act Resource Web Page

Small Business Owner's Guide to CARES Act

Rebate Check FAQ

SBA Loan and Economic Injury Loan Program Resources

Federal Legislative Resources

Below we have curated federal and national Resources to support you:

Additionally, here are state and city specific resources for you to review:

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