Coronavirus (COVID-19) Assistance
If you are inquiring about Coronavirus (COVID-19) assistance, the U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses in designated areas suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
As of March 21, 2020, small businesses located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands are now eligible to apply for SBA Disaster Assistance.
If your business was economically impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) you may apply online at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. If you are unable to apply online, you may download an application at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela, under the Loan Information tab.
Completed applications should be mailed to:
U.S. Small Business Administration
Processing and Disbursement Center
14925 Kingsport Road
Fort Worth, TX 76155
To find the latest information related to the Coronavirus please continue to check our website at sba.gov/disaster.
Additional information about our Economic Injury Disaster Loans:
• SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million for working capital to help support small businesses overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
• These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses and 2.75% for non-profits.
• SBA offers long-term loans up to a maximum of 30 years. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based upon each borrower’s ability to repay.
• SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans are just one piece of the expanded focus of the federal government’s coordinated response, and the SBA is strongly committed to providing the most effective and customer-focused response possible.
Tips for completing an application
Some tips they said were to save your application number. It will populate as you are completing the application. Write it down and save in your files for future reference. You will receive an email once the application is submitted and it will have your information as well.
The loan is for “economic injury” that is being felt by the Covid-19 crisis. On the application you will see a drop down box asking why you are applying for the loan, this needs to be listed as “disaster declaration”.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach back out to us via email, or call our Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955. Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877-8339.