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June 18, 2020

Program Helping Black Businesses Apply For PPP Funding Before June 30th

African American entrepreneur helping with a business loan

Christopher Perez, a veteran financial services expert, has launched a program called Apply For Relief to help African American entrepreneurs qualify for PPP funding. He launched the initiative after learning from The Center for Responsible Lending that about 95% of Black-owned businesses were "unlikely" to have received a Paycheck Protection Program loan through a bank or credit union back in March 2020.
"Black and minority-owned businesses must be shown a better and easier road to obtain the help they desperately need. There are still billions in PPP available until June 30th,” Perez says.

Perez, with Senator Tim Scott and Jaron Smith Special Assistant to the President of the United States of America, a virtual event focused on providing resources and information to the Black community in the midst of COVID-19.

His Apply for Relief program was formed as a vital economic response to the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic. The goal is to bring back the economy even stronger by providing accessible, real long-term financial solutions to businesses shut down by the pandemic. In tandem, creating economic opportunity by creating a new, safe work from home workforce available to everyone.

"Our business is two-fold," Perez comments. "First, we provide lending of every kind - SBA relief and private sector funding to all US businesses devastated by long closures. Second, we educate and offer a safe, & permanent work from home opportunity for those that want to help communities and businesses impacted by offering these financial solutions."

For more details and/or to apply before the June 30th deadline, visit ApplyForRelief.com.

Entrepreneurs interested in signing up to work from home as Relief Funding Agents should visit LocalReliefAgents.com

For press inquiries, contact info@applyforrelief.com