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Information on Assistance for Businesses under Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act

On March 27, 2020, the federal government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide economic assistance to businesses, nonprofits and individuals struggling in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.  For more information on assistance available to small businesses, please visit the Small Business Administration’s website at

Businesses needing certificates of existence and other certified business filings may obtain them through the Business Entities Online Application here: