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Emergency Loans-Small Business Guide & Checklist

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program,  the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans  to small businesses.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Participation of Faith-Based Organizations

Frequently asked questions regarding participation of faith-based organizations in the paycheck protection program (PPP) and the economic injury disaster loan program (EIDL).

SBA Lenders List

A list of SBA 7a lenders who may be approved to participate in the Paycheck Protection Program loans.

SBA Loan Guaranty Programs

Banks and other lending institutions offer a number of SBA guaranteed loan programs to assist small businesses. While SBA itself does not make loans, it does guarantee loans made to small businesses by private and other institutions.

SBA Loan Resources

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

SBA Loan Resources

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers and themselves healthy.

SBA New EZ and Revised Full Forgiveness Applications for PPP

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, posted a revised, borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application implementing the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020, signed into law by President Trump on June 5, 2020.  In addition to revising the full forgiveness application, SBA also published a new EZ version of the forgiveness application. 

Small Business Owner's Guide to CARES Act

The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain nonprofits and other employers. This guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address these needs, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of SBA.

Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center

From continuity planning to financing, the SCEMD Virtual Business Operations Center provides critical information for businesses during emergencies.