EIDL portal opens
This update is from the SBA:
Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application Portal re-opens for new applications
SBA has reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19.
Now that the EIDL and EIDL Advance application portal is accepting new applications, additional small businesses and non-profits will be able to receive long-term, low interest loans and emergency grants – reducing the economic impacts of COVID-19 on their businesses, employees and the communities they support.
EIDL assistance can be used to cover payroll and inventory, pay debt or other expenses.
Additionally, the EIDL Advance can provide up to $10,000 ($1,000 per employee) in emergency funds to businesses that do not have to be repaid. Small businesses may receive an advance, even if they are not approved for a loan.
EIDL loan and Advance applications already submitted are being processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Small businesses that have already applied do not need to apply again. For information or to apply, please visit the SBA disaster assistance website at SBA.gov/Disaster.
To keep payments affordable for small businesses, SBA offers loans with long repayment terms, up to a maximum of 30 years. Plus, the first payment is deferred for one year.
These loans may be used to pay 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. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%.