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04June 2021

SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund – Closed

June 4th, 2021|

NOTICE: After an overwhelming response to the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, the application portal is now closed for new applications. The U.S. Small Business Administration opened the application portal for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) on Monday, May 3, andit will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted.  For the first 21 days that the program is open, the SBA will prioritize funding applications from businesses owned and controlled by women, veterans, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. All eligible applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as the portal opens. Following the 21 days, all eligible applications will be funded on a first-come, first-served basis.  […]

10May 2021

SBA Paycheck Protection Program: Extended through May 31

May 10th, 2021|

NOTICE: The SBA is currently offering PPP loans originated only by participating community financial institutions including Certified Development Companies (CDCs), SBA Microlenders, Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), and Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs) until May 31, 2021 or until remaining funds are exhausted. Please note that not all community financial institutions are participating in PPP. On March 31, 2021, President Biden signed the PPP Extension Act of 2021 into law, extending the Paycheck Protection Program an additional two months to May 31, 2021, and then providing an additional 30-day period for the SBA to process applications that are still pending. First & Second Draw PPP On January 11, the SBA reopened the Paycheck Protection Program and is now accepting loan applications from ALL participating lenders. To find a lender near you, click here to view the SBA lender map. Who qualifies for a first draw loan? Sole proprietors, independent contractors, and self-employed personsAny business, non-profit organization, veterans organization, or tribal business with 500 or fewer employees. Entities with more than 500 employees in certain industries that meet SBA’s alternative size standard or SBA’s size standards for those particular industries can also applyAny business with a NAICS code that begins with 72 (Accommodations and Food Services) with no more than 500 employees per physical locationEligible news organizations with no more than 500 employees per physical locationHousing cooperatives, 501(c)(6) organizations, or destination marketing organizations with no more than 300 employees Learn More about First Draw PPP Loans […]

23April 2021

SBA Shuttered Venue Operators Grant: Reopening

April 23rd, 2021|

Application Portal Reopening April 24 The U.S. Small Business Administration will reopen the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal on April 24, 2021, at 12:30 p.m. EDT for operators of live venues, live performing arts organizations, museums and movie theaters, as well as live venue promoters, theatrical producers and talent representatives to apply for critical economic relief. For more information about the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, visit […]

28February 2021

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

February 28th, 2021|

The U.S. Small Business Administration is increasing the maximum amount small businesses and non-profit organizations can borrow through its COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Starting the week of April 6, 2021, the SBA is raising the loan limit for the COVID-19 EIDL program from 6-months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $150,000 to up to 24-months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $500,000. Businesses that receive a loan subject to the current limits do not need to submit a request for an increase at this time. SBA will reach out directly via email and provide more details about how businesses can request an increase closer to the April 6 implementation date. Any new loan applications and any loans in process when the new loan limits are implemented will automatically be considered for loans covering 24 months of economic injury up to a maximum of $500,000. […]

28February 2021

SBA Express Bridge Loans

February 28th, 2021|

Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program allows small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 with less paperwork. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing and can be a term loans or used to bridge the gap while applying for a direct SBA Economic Injury Disaster loan. If a small business has an urgent need for cash while waiting for decision and disbursement on Economic Injury Disaster Loan, they may qualify for an SBA Express Disaster Bridge Loan. […]

28February 2021

eBay “Up & Running” Small Business Accelerator Program

February 28th, 2021|

eBay is pledging $100 million to help brick-and-mortar small businesses move their goods and services online through their “Up & Running” accelerator program. The offer includes a free basic eBay store for three months and waiving selling fees through June 30 for up to 500 orders. […]

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