The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), in partnership with the Small Business Administration (SBA), created the Self-Employment Assistance Center to provide information, resources and tools to help build state entrepreneurial programs for individuals eligible for Unemployment Insurance compensation. Within this website you will find the building blocks to a state SEA program including model legislation, state examples and links to tools, resources and training for entrepreneurs.


This website is specifically targeted for governor’s staff, state legislative staff, state workforce staff, unemployment insurance administrators, policy makers, and other partner organizations and stakeholders responsible for drafting SEA program legislation and developing state SEA programs. 

Contact information for state and federal SEA staff:

For information about State SEA programs, visit the States’ SEA websites.

The ETA is available to answer any questions and provide technical assistance to States launching or improving an SEA program. Please visit the *UI Community of Practice to find ETA Regional Office contacts and State SEA staff contacts.


*Please note: This website is intended only for those in the workforce system who are regularly involved in UI activities, and is not open for general public participation.