Economic Impact Disaster Loan

Loan details

 

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In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners, including agricultural businesses, and nonprofit organizations in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories can apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan. The EIDL program is designed to provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue due to COVID-19.

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 EIDL Loans

PURPOSE

To meet financial obligations and operating expenses that could have been met had the disaster not occurred

TERMS

  • 3.75% for businesses (fixed)

  • 2.75% for nonprofits (fixed)

  • 30 years

  • No pre-payment penalty or fees
     

USE OF PROCEEDS

Working capital and normal operating expenses

Example: continuation of health care benefits, rent, utilities, fixed debt payments.

COLLATERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Required for loans over $25,000

  • SBA uses a general security agreement (UCC) designating business assets as collateral, such as machinery and equipment, furniture and fixtures, etc.
     

FORGIVABLE

  • NO – EIDL Loan

  • YES – EIDL Advance*

*Advance funds have been fully allocated and are not currently available unless you are located in a disproportionately impacted geographic area.

MATURITY

30 years

PAYMENTS

Deferred one year; interest still accrues


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 80202

Be sure to include EIDL loan number on mailed-in checks.

SBA is currently accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (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.

Loan eligibility

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 COVID-19 pandemic.

Agricultural businesses include those businesses engaged in the production of food and fiber, ranching, and 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)).

Supplemental Materials

COVID-19 EIDL Loan Application

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Existing borrowers

Existing borrowers can create an account in the SBA Capital Access Financial System (or CAFS) to monitor their loan status. Get account enrollment instructions.