You can contact SBA’s Answer Desk by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or at 800-827-5722 Monday through Friday, between 9 am and 6 pm ET, or speak with an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter via videophone at 855-440-4960.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.
Our nation’s small businesses are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. On Friday, March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the CARES Act, which contains emergency relief resources for American workers and small businesses.
Notice: Now Accepting New Applications for Economic Injury Disaster Loans:On June 15, SBA resumed accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) applications from all eligible small businesses, private non-profits and U.S. agricultural businesses. To learn more about eligibility and apply, click here.
If you have already applied via the streamlined application, please do not resubmit your application.
To learn more about the relief options available for your business, click here.
SBA works with a number of local partners to counsel, mentor and train small businesses. The SBA has 68 District Offices, as well as support provided by its Resource Partners, such as SCORE offices, Women’s Business Centers, Small Business Development Centers and Veterans Business Outreach Centers. When faced with a business need, use the SBA’s Local Assistance Directory to locate the office nearest you.
SBA’s plan for use of funds provided through public laws: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, and Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.