The Self-Employment Assistance Program (SEAP) is designed to support and encourage unemployed workers to create their own jobs by starting their own small businesses.
You can apply to SEAP if you are, At least 18 years of age. Eligible to receive at least 13 or more additional weeks of Unemployment Insurance benefits.
Under SEAP, states pay an SEA allowance instead of regular unemployment insurance benefits to help unemployed workers while they are becoming self-employed and setting up businesses.
All approved self-employment training programs include, entrepreneur training, business consulting, technical support, Requirements to become self-employed and engage in activities related to setting up a business.
SEA allowances are the same weekly amounts as a worker's regular unemployment insurance benefits. This is a portion of your previous wage, with the percentage depending on your local state.
Download and complete the SEAP application or pick one up at your local WorkSource office.