Small businesses and nonprofits with under 500 employees, as well as sole-proprietors, the self-employed, and independent contractors, are all eligible to access funds through the Paycheck Protection Program. Apply now, as loans are being processed daily.

Questions? Join our webinar

Join SBA’s Illinois District Office for an online training on the SBA’s relief programs for small businesses impacted by COVID-19, including the Paycheck Protection Program. Each webinar has space for everyone and will not sell out. Log-on information will be sent in your email confirmation and through Eventbrite’s Digital Links page.

Monday, May 11, 3 p.m. CT

Register here

Access webinar recordings

If you can’t make Monday’s webinar, listen to these recordings of previous trainings.

Overview of all programs:

Focus on sole-proprietors, the self-employed, and independent contractors:

Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Agricultural Businesses

EIDL Advance

SBA’s EIDL portal has reopened and is accepting new EIDL applications on a limited basis only, to provide relief to U.S. agricultural businesses.

If you have questions about your already submitted EIDL application, contact the SBA Disaster Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or

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