April 9, 2020
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  SBA 7(a): REALTORS and applying for PPP  

Independent contractors and self-employed individuals can apply for SBA 7(a) PPP loans with an approved SBA lenders on April 10

NAR has been working closely with Congress and the Administration to ensure the interests of REALTORS® and their clients are protected in any federal action in response to COVID-19. Many REALTORS® are small businesses, or work with them as clients. In the most recent relief package passed into law, the "Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act" or CARES Act, there were significant provisions aimed at assisting small businesses during this difficult time. The CARES Act appropriates more than $360 billion total for new Small Business Administration (SBA) programs - the 7(a) Paycheck Protection Program loans and the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) advance grants program.

Provided below are a number of Q&As to address frequent questions about what these programs are, who is eligible and how to apply. We continue to learn more about these relief measures daily and will update this document as events warrant.

What is the SBA 7(a) Paycheck Protection Program?

Who is eligible for the SBA 7(a) Paycheck Protection Program?

How do I apply for the SBA 7(a) Paycheck Protection Program?

You can also learn more about SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). Just click here.