Eligible small businesses, nonprofits, sole proprietors and independent contractors can still apply for a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan. Learn more about EIDL, the Targeted EIDL Advance and Supplemental Targeted Advance.
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.
USE OF PROCEEDS
Working capital and normal operating expenses
Example: continuation of health care benefits, rent, utilities, fixed debt payments.
*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
Be sure to include EIDL loan number on mailed-in checks.
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)).
Loans approved prior to April 7, 2021 for less than $500,000 are likely eligible for an increase based on new loan maximum amounts announced March 24, 2021. Businesses that received a loan subject to the previous loan limit can submit a request for an increase at this time. SBA is now reaching out directly to loan borrowers via email to provide more details about how businesses can request an increase. Borrowers should expect to receive emails from @sba.gov or @updates.sba.gov addresses. *
(* Borrowers who experience problems sending email using the link in the message they received must be sure to remove any additional characters that may appear in front of the email address.)
If an applicant accepted a loan for less than the full amount originally offered, the applicant will have up to two years after the date of the loan promissory note to request additional funds. Applicants may continue to request additional funds even after the application deadline of December 31, 2021.