Self-Employment Assistance Program
SEAP offers a valuable option to eligible people who wish to run their own business. This program can give you the flexibility and income opportunity unavailable through traditional employment.
SEAP is a unique opportunity for you to enter into self-employment entrepreneurial training and receive business counseling while you collect unemployment benefits. If you qualify and enroll in an approved training program, you do not have to look for other work while in this program.
If you qualify for this program, we waive job search requirements and pay unemployment benefits while you attend approved training to start a business. You must pay for your own books, tuition and other training-related expenses, and you do not receive additional unemployment benefits. To be eligible for unemployment benefits after you finish your training, you must actively seek and be available for full-time work with an employer.
- Must be collecting unemployment
If customers answer “yes” to any of the following questions, they may possibly be a good fit for our
- Do you want to attend entrepreneurial training and/or self-employment training?