2020 Pandemic Business Resources

Update from the Small Business Administration

“Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and EIDL Advances
The SBA is unable to accept new applications at this time for the EIDL-COVID-19 related assistance program, including EIDL Advances, based on available appropriations funding. Applicants who have already submitted their applications will continue to be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Previous EIDL and EIDL Advances Status: If you submitted an application, received correspondence from SBA, and have a loan number that begins with a “3”, you are in the queue and your patience is appreciated. If you would like to further inquire about the process and understand what to expect next you should contact the SBA Office of Disaster Assistance 24/7 Customer Service line at 800-659-2955. 
Memo from Bill Briggs, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Capital Access
U.S. Small Business Administration – Sunday, April 26, 2020:
Paycheck Protection Program Lending Operations Update – Sunday, April 26, 2020
Due to the unprecedented demand for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans by the nation’s small businesses and to ensure equitable access and system integrity, SBA and Treasury are taking prudent and reasonable steps to protect SBA’s loan systems for the next phase of PPP loan processing.
SBA and Treasury are implementing the following measures:
  • Pacing the number of loans processed in the E-Tran system for participating lenders when processing resumes on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 10:30 am EDT;
  • Instituting a maximum dollar amount at 10% of PPP funding authority that any lending institution will be able to originate, exclusive of the additional $60 billion preserved for lenders with assets under $50 billion (i.e., $60 billion cap);
  • Implementing operational standards to ensure that lenders access PPP funds based on their asset size;
  • Ensuring the PPP continues to operate on a first-come, first-serve basis so that every small business has access to PPP loans to sustain their business and retain their employees; and
  • Issuing the following Guidance For Lenders who have received a significant amount of loan applications.
  • SBA and Treasury value all lenders and their small business customers and will continue to provide updates to the PPP lending community as loan processing resumes this week.
Bill Briggs
Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Capital Access
U.S. Small Business Administration
See SBA Tools Below:
IF YOU NEED HELP completing your SBA Paycheck Protection Program applications, go to http://volunteernewyork.org/vvc
IF YOU’D LIKE TO VOLUNTEER TO HELP, please respond to this email with “volunteer” in the subject line.

Facebook Grant Program
Through the Boost with Facebook Program, Facebook is offering $100 million in cash grants and advertising credits to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. To be eligible, for-profit small businesses must have between 2-50 employees and been in business for over a year, with eligible expenses including payment for employees, rent costs and other operating costs. The deadline is May 5th, 2020.