In response to COVID-19, small business owners, including agricultural businesses, and nonprofit organizations in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories can apply for the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL).
|To meet financial obligations and operating expenses that could have been met had the disaster not occurred
|For loans approved starting the week of April 6, 2021: 24-months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $500,000.For loans approved prior to the week of April 6, 2021, see loan increases.
|3.75% for businesses (fixed)2.75% for nonprofits (fixed)30 yearsNo pre-payment penalty or fees
|USE OF PROCEEDS
|Working capital and normal operating expensesExample: continuation of health care benefits, rent, utilities, fixed debt payments.
|Required for loans over $25,000SBA uses a general security agreement (UCC) designating business assets as collateral, such as machinery and equipment, furniture and fixtures, etc.
|NO – EIDL LoanYES – EIDL Advance**Advance funds have been fully allocated and are not currently available
|Borrower may make payments if they choose to do so.Set up online payments through Pay.gov OR mail payments to:U.S. Small Business Administration
721 19th Street
Denver, CO 80202Be sure to include EIDL loan number on mailed-in checks.
SBA is currently accepting new COVID-19 EIDL applications from all qualified small businesses, including agricultural businesses, and private nonprofit organizations.
If you have already applied via the streamlined application portal, please do not resubmit your application.
Small business owners and qualified agricultural businesses in all U.S. states and territories are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to COVID-19.
Agricultural businesses with 500 or fewer employees are now eligible as a result of new authority granted by Congress in response to the pandemic.
Agricultural businesses include those businesses engaged in the production of food and fiber, ranching, raising of livestock, aquaculture, and all other farming and agricultural related industries (as defined by section 18(b) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 647(b)).
Some loans approved prior to the week of April 6, 2021 will be eligible for an increase based on new loan maximum amounts announced March 24, 2021. Businesses that received a loan subject to current loan limit do not need to submit a request for an increase at this time. SBA will reach out directly via email closer to the April 6, 2021 implementation date to provide more details about how businesses can request an increase.
If an applicant accepted a loan for less than the full amount originally offered, the application will have up to two years after the date of the loan promissory note to request to request additional funds. Applicants may continue to request additional funds even after the application deadline of December 31, 2021.
The COVID-19 Targeted EIDL Advancewas signed into law on December 27, 2020, as part of the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Non-Profits, and Venues Act. The Targeted EIDL Advance provides businesses in low-income communities with additional funds to ensure small business continuity, adaptation, and resiliency.
Advance funds of up to $10,000 will be available to applicants in low-income communities who previously received an EIDL Advance for less than $10,000, or those who applied but received no funds due to lack of available program funding.
Applicants do not need to take any action.
SBA is reaching out to those who qualify.
SBA first reached out to EIDL applicants who already received a partial EIDL Advance (between $1,000 – $9,000). Applicants are being contacted directly by SBA via email with instructions to determine eligibility and submit documentation.
All communication from SBA will be sent from an official government email account ending with @sba.gov. Please do not send sensitive information via email to any address that does not end with @sba.gov.
Applicants may qualify if they:
Next, SBA is reaching out to those who applied for EIDL assistance on or before December 27, 2020, but did not receive an EIDL Advance due to lack of program funding. These applicants will receive an email from SBA with instructions to determine eligibility and submit documentation. Applicants may qualify for a Targeted EIDL Advance if they meet the low-income location and reduction-in-revenue criteria, and:
All applicants may be asked to provide an IRS Form 4506-Tto allow SBA to request tax return information on the applicant’s behalf.
Please do not submit duplicate COVID-19 EIDL applications. Only prior applicants will be considered for the Targeted EIDL Advance.
SBA will reach out if you qualify.
EIDL Advance funds were originally calculated based on the number of employees on an applicant’s COVID-19 EIDL application: $1,000/employee, up to a maximum of $10,000.
If you already applied for PPP loan forgiveness and had the amount of your EIDL Advance subtracted from the forgiveness amount, guidance has been published.
EIDL applications are still being processed, even though applications for the Advance are no longer available.
Please do not submit additional applications on the COVID-19 EIDL portal.
COVID-19 relief program reports
EIDL Advance data