The Save Small Business Fund is a grantmaking initiative offering short-term relief for small employers
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Loan
Q: Is my business eligible to apply?
A: Any business that is affected by COVID-19, has 500 or fewer employees and was in operation before February 1, 2020, is eligible to apply. Businesses with more than 500 employees that are considered small under SBA’s size standards and in operation before February 1, 2020 are also eligible.
Sole proprietors and independent contractors are also eligible.
Nonprofits of any size are eligible, including faith-based organizations that provide secular social services to the general public (e.g., childcare services, housing and shelter services, and prepared and unprepared food distribution services).
Q: What is the most amount of money my business or organization may receive?
A: You may receive a loan for up $2 million. The amount of the loan will depend on a variety of factors.
(i.e., loss in revenue, payroll costs, rent payments, etc.). Most loans of up to $500,000 will be processed using a mostly automated application and funds should be delivered within a week or two of submission.
Q: What is the interest rate?
A: For-profit companies: 3.75% ; Non-profit companies: 2.75%
Q: What is the term of the loan?
A: The loan terms are up to 30 years.
Q: What can I use the loan proceeds for?
A: You may use the loan proceeds to meet ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster, including payroll costs, salaries, sick leave, rent or mortgage payments, material costs, and pre-existing debt.
Q: Is there a personal guarantee?
A: There are no personal guarantees for loans $200,000 or less.
Personal guarantees are required for loans >$200,000.
Q: Is collateral required?
A: No collateral is required for loans of $25,000 or less.
Collateral is required for loans over $25,000; however, there is no real estate collateral required. A blanket UCC-1 will be filed against all of the business collateral.
Q: What information is the SBA using to underwrite the loan?
A: SBA will approve loans based on the information in the application and a credit score.
Q: When does repayment start?
A: Repayment starts 12 months from the date of the note.
Q: Is there a fee to apply?
A: For loans of $25,000 or less, there are no application or processing fees. For all loans greater than $25,000, there will be a $100 UCC lien filing and processing fee added to the amount of the loan. There are no other fees.
Small businesses and non-profit organizations of any size affected by COVID-19 may apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)
- Any business with 500 or fewer employees that was in operation before February 1, 2020, is eligible
- Businesses with > than 500 employees that are considered small under SBA’s size standards and in operation before February 1, 2020 are also eligible
- Faith Based entities that provide secular social services to the general public are eligible
- Application deadline runs from 01/31/20 to 12/31/20
- Loan amounts of up to $2 million, Terms up to 30 years
- interest rate for for-profit companies: 3.75%; non-profits: 2.75%
- Proceeds may be used for working capital, including:
- Payroll costs, salaries and sick leave
- Rent or mortgage payments
- Material costs
- Preexisting debt
- Minimal documents
- Lower credit