The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is an emergency loan program for nonprofits and for-profit
entities to secure funds to pay staff and operating costs for 24 weeks, and secure full loan forgiveness
under certain circumstances.
The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) helps unemployed Californians who are not usually
eligible for regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. This includes business owners, self-employed
workers, independent contractors, and those with a limited work history who are out of business or
have significantly reduced their services as a direct result of the pandemic.
The Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) can provide up to $2 million of financial assistance to
small businesses or private, non-profit organizations that suffer substantial economic injury as a result of
the declared disaster, regardless of whether the applicant sustained physical damage. The program also
allows for an advance of up to $10,000 of economic relief.