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On Tues July 14th Governor Mike Parson announced $50 million in new grant programs for Missouri businesses. Read the full press release here

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  • Update: CARES Act Section 1112 payments will not be treated as taxable income to the borrower and any tax deduction arising from those payment subsidies will accrue to the borrower as if the payment were made by the borrower. In the addition, exemption on taxation for any debt forgiveness received under the PPP and any advances and grants under the EIDL programs has been included.  It is recommended that businesses consult with their own tax professional with specific questions on the taxation changes regarding their loans, advances and/or grants.
  • Additional debt relief has been added to the COVID Relief bill on qualifying loans approved before March 27, 2020 (Prior to the CARES Act) for new and existing businesses with 7a, SBA 504, and microloans.  SBA borrowers will receive 3 additional months of payment subsidies beginning February 2021.  These payments will be capped at $9,000 per month per borrower.  Borrowers who are underserved based on small size or hardest hit from the pandemic could receive an additional 5 months of payment subsidies which will also be capped at $9,000 per month per borrower.  Hardest hit sectors include food service and accommodations, arts, entertainment, recreation, education, and laundry and personal care services.  New SBA loans approved between February 1st and September 30th, 2021 will receive six months of payment subsidies capped at $9,000 per month per borrower. 
  • Small businesses may use the 504 program to refinance existing debt including government-guaranteed loans with or without expansion and the option cash out up to 90% loan to value.  The cash may be used for business operational expenses.  This is available for borrowers until September 30, 2021. 
  • Temporary fees are eliminated until September 30, 2021 that include .5% SBA participation fee for lenders and 1.5% CDC fee for borrowers (offset with appropriation from the newly enacted bill).
  • For the most current information on the PPP, go to
  • For the most current information on the Coronavirus Relief available through the SBA including EIDL, go to
  • Press release on PPP second round, go to

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Webinars available on small business disaster loans

To apply for SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance COVID-19 EIDL Advance and EIDL loan program

Information about applying for COVID-19 SBA funding options

Clarification for Fath-Based Organization Eligibility

How to Calculate Loan Amounts

Interim Final Rule on Disbursements

Interim Final Rule Additional Criterion for Seasonal Employers

Paycheck Protection Program Frequently Asked Questions

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) Overview (Opens April 8)
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) Application Preparation Tips
Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Information
Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Application Preparation Tips
Missouri SBDC COVID-19 Business Resources

US Chamber of Commerce

How small businesses will benefit from the CARES Act

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

Loan Details:

  • 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

Document Requirements

  • Minimal documents
  • Lower credit