The NJ Small Business Development Center at Brookdale Community College is Here to Help!
As our community feels the effect of the COVID-19’s state of emergency, we would like to remind you that our office is working hard to bring support to our small business owners which in-turn supports countless employees.
As of March 19, 2020, The United States Small Business Administration has approved all New Jersey counties for federal disaster assistance, making New Jersey businesses eligible to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs).
For assistance in the application process please register here:
If you already are registered with us and would like support in the application process contact:
WHAT YOU NEED TO APPLY
The SBA require businesses to first fill out the following forms:
- Disaster Business Loan Application (use this for practice or to mail in your application)
- Transcript of Tax Return (Form: 4506-T)
- Schedule Of Liabilities
- SBA Additional Filing Requirements (Form: 1368)
- SBA Form 413
- Additional SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Information
To be eligible for EIDL assistance, New Jersey-based small businesses or private non-profit organizations must have sustained economic injury, as well as being located in a disaster-declared county or contiguous county, which all New Jersey counties currently are.
- Credit History – Applicants must have a credit history acceptable to SBA.
- Repayment – Applicants must show the ability to repay the loan.
- Collateral – Collateral is required for all EIDL loans over $25,000.
SBA takes real estate as collateral when it is available.SBA will not decline a loan for lack of collateral, but SBA will require the borrower to pledge collateral that is available.
The interest rate is determined by formulas set by law and is fixed for the life of the loan. The maximum interest rate for this program is 3.750 percent.
The law authorizes loan terms up to a maximum of 30 years. SBA will determine an appropriate installment payment based on the financial condition of each borrower, which in turn will determine the loan term.
The law limits EIDLs to $2,000,000 for alleviating economic injury caused by the disaster. The actual amount of each loan is limited to the economic injury determined by SBA, less business interruption insurance and other recoveries up to the administrative lending limit. SBA also considers potential contributions that are available from the business and/or its owner(s) or affiliates.
Applicants may apply online here & receive additional disaster assistance information here.
Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339.
Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155
- SBA’s 3 Step Process for Disaster Loans
- SBA’s Step by Step Application Instructions via Powerpoint Presentation
- SBA’s Fact Sheet on Economic Injury Disaster Loans
- PRESS RELEASE: SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to NJ Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- COMUNICADO DE PRENSA: SBA ofrece asistencia por desastre a las pequeñas empresas de NJ económicamente afectadas por el coronavirus (COVID-19)
Our community is strong and supportive, and our office is were Businesses Go To Grow.