The current worldwide health situation has presented us all with new challenges. Hero Initiative is in place to help comic book creators with emergency medical and financial assistance. To that end, some resources are listed below which may be of use to USA creators as regards coronavirus and COVID-19:
The Paycheck Protection Program is a small business loan designed to keep workers on payroll. The Small Business Administration will forgive loans if employees are kept on payroll for eight weeks, and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. Individual creators may qualify if you are incorporated as a business.
Paycheck Protection Program, Dept of Treasury fact sheet: https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/PPP–Fact-Sheet.pdf
Paycheck protection program, sample from Bank of America,
Paycheck protection program, SBA sample:
Paycheck protection program, direct link to Department of Treasury form:
Other small business assistance may be available, and again, many individual creators may qualify as a small business:
Find a small business association lender:
A broad base of aid may be available via the CARES Act
A broad base of resources specific to freelancers is chronicled here:
In addition, depending on your jurisdiction, state, city, and country programs may also be available. We suggest you research your local resources as well.