Confused about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act from Washington, D.C.?

Wondering how you can connect with federal monies and programs through the CARES Act?

The office of U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz on Monday released what it calls a “comprehensive resource guide” to help Hawaii families, workers and small businesses “better understand how to apply for new benefits and access federal funds.”

The guide — just click here — provides information on eligibility, coverage and directions, according to a press release, on how to access dozens of federal programs including unemployment assistance, small business loans, direct cash payments, emergency paid sick leave and mortgage forbearance.

“If you’ve lost your job, need help with your small business, or want more information on what kind of help you can get, I encourage you to visit our website to learn more,” Schatz said in a statement.

The guide will be updated frequently to reflect the latest information.

Here’s one example of what’s included in the guide:

DIRECT CASH PAYMENTS: “most people will receive a one-time cash payment from the federal government. Click here to learn more.”

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