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Government Support for Business


This resource center contains links to government material on the CARES Act and numerous support programs announced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The business and financial fallout of the coronavirus pandemic hit companies in all areas of the U.S. economy, weighing on those from industry giants to small local businesses. For many businesses, survival depended on accessing one or more of the numerous support programs announced by the Federal Reserve and others enacted as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The drawers below contain links to 2020 government materials, sorted by program.

Resources by type

General materials related to CARES Act

Small business relief

Paycheck Protection Program Liquidity Facility (PPPLF)

Main street lending program for businesses

Main street lending program for nonprofit organizations

Municipal Liquidity Facility (MLF)

Commercial Paper Funding Facility (CPFF)

Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF)

Primary Market Corporate Credit Facility (PMCCF)

Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility (SMCCF)

Primary Dealer Credit Facility (PDCF)

Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility (MMLF)

Discount window and regulatory actions

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