SBA COVID-19 Economic Disaster Loans & Programs

Notice: The Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to refine their online resources for COVID-19 Relief Options. This page has been updated as of Monday, April 19th, 2021, to bring you the most current and accurate information about these federal economic disaster assistance programs and their requirements. It is provided to our community as a local resource of consolidated information available elsewhere on federal government websites and we will strive to keep it as up-to-date as possible pending any additional changes by the federal government.

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Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Borrowers may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness.

SBA is currently offering PPP loans until May 31st, 2021. President Biden announced program changes to make access to PPP loans more equitable.

Paycheck Protection Program Loan Information

• First Draw PPP Loans

If you have not received a PPP loan before, First Draw PPP Loans may be available to you.

Notice: PPP ends May 31, 2021

The Paycheck Protection Program ends on May 31st, 2021. All eligible entities can apply through a participating lender until then.

Loan Details

The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on payroll. First Draw PPP Loans can be used to help fund payroll costs, including benefits, and may also be used to pay for mortgage interest, rent, utilities, worker protection costs related to COVID-19, uninsured property damage costs caused by looting or vandalism during 2020, and certain supplier costs and expenses for operations.

SBA will forgive loans if all employee retention criteria are met, and the funds are used for eligible expenses.

  • PPP loans have an interest rate of 1%.
  • Loans issued prior to June 5, 2020 have a maturity of two years. Loans issued after June 5, 2020 have a maturity of five years.
  • Loan payments will be deferred for borrowers who apply for loan forgiveness until SBA remits the borrower’s loan forgiveness amount to the lender. If a borrower does not apply for loan forgiveness, payments are deferred 10 months after the end of the covered period for the borrower’s loan forgiveness (either 8 weeks or 24 weeks).
  • No collateral or personal guarantees are required.
  • Neither the government nor lenders will charge small businesses any fees.

Who May Qualify

The following entities affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19) may be eligible:

  • Sole proprietors, independent contractors, and self-employed persons
  • Any small business concern that meets SBA’s size standards (either the industry size standard or the alternative size standard)
  • Any business, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, 501(c)(19) veterans organization, or tribal business concern (sec. 31(b)(2)(C) of the Small Business Act) with the greater of:
    • 500 employees, or
    • That meets the SBA industry size standard if more than 500
  • Any business with a NAICS code that begins with 72 (Accommodations and Food Services) that has more than one physical location and employs less than 500 per location

How and When to Apply

Lender Match can help connect you with a lender. You can also view all lenders near you on a map. All new First Draw PPP Loans will have the same terms regardless of lender or borrower.

If you wish to begin preparing your application, you can download the following PPP borrower application form to see the information that will be requested from you when you apply with a lender:

Supplemental Materials

Affiliation Rules

Reapplying and Loan Increases

Existing PPP borrowers that did not receive loan forgiveness by December 27, 2020 may:

  • Reapply for a First Draw PPP Loan if they previously returned some or all of their First Draw PPP Loan funds, or
  • Under certain circumstances, request to modify their First Draw PPP Loan amount if they previously did not accept the full amount for which they are eligible

Existing Borrowers

Lenders typically decide when to submit individual PPP loan applications to SBA. Therefore, any questions or concerns regarding individual PPP loan applications must be directed to your lender.

For borrowers who have had their application submitted to SBA by their lender, you can create an account in the SBA Capital Access Financial System (or CAFS) to monitor their loan status. Get account enrollment instructions.

If you are unsure about your PPP loan status, or if your PPP loan application has been flagged due to data anomalies, please contact your lender to get more information.

• Second Draw PPP Loans

If you have previously received a PPP loan, certain businesses are eligible for a Second Draw PPP Loan.

Notice: PPP ends May 31st, 2021

The Paycheck Protection Program ends on May 31st, 2021. All eligible entities can apply through a participating lender until then.

Loan Details

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) now allows certain eligible borrowers that previously received a PPP loan to apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan with the same general loan terms as their First Draw PPP Loan.

Second Draw PPP Loans can be used to help fund payroll costs, including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay for mortgage interest, rent, utilities, worker protection costs related to COVID-19, uninsured property damage costs caused by looting or vandalism during 2020, and certain supplier costs and expenses for operations.

Maximum Loan Amount and Increased assistance for Accommodation and Food Services Businesses

For most borrowers, the maximum loan amount of a Second Draw PPP Loan is 2.5x average monthly 2019 or 2020 payroll costs up to $2 million. For borrowers in the Accommodation and Food Services sector (use NAICS 72 to confirm), the maximum loan amount for a Second Draw PPP Loan is 3.5x average monthly 2019 or 2020 payroll costs up to $2 million.

Who May Qualify

A borrower is generally eligible for a Second Draw PPP Loan if the borrower:

  • Previously received a First Draw PPP Loan and will or has used the full amount only for authorized uses
  • Has no more than 300 employees; and
  • Can demonstrate at least a 25% reduction in gross receipts between comparable quarters in 2019 and 2020

How and When to Apply

Lender Match can help connect you with a lender. You can also view all lenders near you on a map. All Second Draw PPP Loans will have the same terms regardless of lender or borrower.

If you wish to begin preparing your application, you can download the following PPP borrower application form to see the information that will be requested from you when you apply with a lender:

Supplemental Materials

Affiliation Rules

Existing Borrowers

Lenders typically decide when to submit individual PPP loan applications to SBA. Therefore, any questions or concerns regarding individual PPP loan applications must be directed to your lender.

For borrowers who have had their application submitted to SBA by their lender, you can create an account in the SBA Capital Access Financial System (or CAFS) to monitor their loan status. Get account enrollment instructions.

If you are unsure about your PPP loan status, or if your PPP loan application has been flagged due to data anomalies, please contact your lender to get more information.

• Loan Forgiveness

Borrowers may be eligible for loan forgiveness.

First Draw PPP Loan Forgiveness Terms

First Draw PPP Loans made to eligible borrowers qualify for full loan forgiveness if during the 8- to 24-week covered period following loan disbursement:

  • Employee and compensation levels are maintained
  • The loan proceeds are spent on payroll costs and other eligible expenses; and
  • At least 60 percent of the proceeds are spent on payroll costs

Second Draw PPP Loan Forgiveness Terms

Second Draw PPP Loans made to eligible borrowers qualify for full loan forgiveness if during the 8- to 24-week covered period following loan disbursement:

  • Employee and compensation levels are maintained in the same manner as required for the First Draw PPP loan
  • The loan proceeds are spent on payroll costs and other eligible expenses; and
  • At least 60 percent of the proceeds are spent on payroll costs

How and When to Apply for Loan Forgiveness

A borrower can apply for forgiveness once all loan proceeds for which the borrower is requesting forgiveness have been used. Borrowers can apply for forgiveness any time up to the maturity date of the loan. If borrowers do not apply for forgiveness within 10 months after the last day of the covered period, then PPP loan payments are no longer deferred, and borrowers will begin making loan payments to their PPP lender.

To apply for loan forgiveness:

  1. Contact your PPP Lender and complete the correct form:

    Your Lender can provide you with either the SBA Form 3508, SBA Form 3508EZ, SBA Form 3508S, or a Lender equivalent.

    The 3508EZ and the 3508S are shortened versions of the application for borrowers who meet specific requirements. Your Lender can provide further guidance on how to submit the application.

  2. Compile your documentation:

    Payroll (provide documentation for all payroll periods that overlapped with the Covered Period or the Alternative Payroll Covered Period):

    • Bank account statements or third-party payroll service provider reports documenting the amount of cash compensation paid to employees
    • Tax forms (or equivalent third-party payroll service provider reports) for the periods that overlap with the Covered Period or the Alternative Payroll Covered Period:
      • Payroll tax filings reported, or that will be reported, to the IRS (typically, Form 941); and
      • State quarterly business and individual employee wage reporting and unemployment insurance tax filings reported, or that will be reported, to the relevant state
    • Payment receipts, cancelled checks, or account statements documenting the amount of any employer contributions to employee health insurance and retirement plans that the borrower included in the forgiveness amount

    Non-payroll (for expenses that were incurred or paid during the covered period and showing that obligations or services existed prior to February 15, 2020):

    • Business mortgage interest payments: Copy of lender amortization schedule and receipts verifying payments, or lender account statements
    • Business rent or lease payments: Copy of current lease agreement and receipts or cancelled checks verifying eligible payments
    • Business utility payments: Copies of invoices and receipts, cancelled checks or account statements

    This list of documents required to be submitted to the Lender is not all-inclusive.

  3. Submit the forgiveness form and documentation to your PPP Lender:

    Complete your loan forgiveness application and submit it to your Lender with the re­quired supporting documents and follow up with your Lender to submit additional documentation as requested. Consult your Lender for additional guidance and provide requested documentation in a timely manner.

  4. Continue to communicate with your Lender throughout the process:

    If SBA undertakes a loan review of your loan, your Lender will notify you of the review and the SBA loan review decision. You have the right to appeal certain SBA loan review decisions. Your Lender is responsible for notifying you of the forgiveness amount paid by SBA and the date on which your first payment will be due, if applicable.

    Please Note:

    Recent legislation has eliminated the original requirement to deduct the amount of EIDL Advance you may have received from your PPP loan forgiveness. Additional guidance and updated forms are forthcoming.

Forgiveness Forms and Instructions

• Get Help With Your PPP Loan

Speak With a Counselor

SBA has 68 District Offices around the country that provide guidance and assistance to small businesses in their area. We also work with a number of local organizations to counsel, mentor, and train small businesses through our official Resource Partners: SCORE mentors, Women’s Business Centers, Small Business Development Centers, and Veterans Business Outreach Centers.

Use SBA’s Local Assistance Directory to locate the SBA District Office or Resource Partner service location nearest you.

Check Your Loan Status

Lenders typically decide when to submit individual PPP loan applications to SBA. Therefore, any questions or concerns regarding individual PPP loan applications must be directed to your lender.

For borrowers who have had their application submitted to SBA by their lender, you can create an account in the SBA Capital Access Financial System (or CAFS) to monitor their loan status. Get account enrollment instructions.

If you are unsure about your PPP loan status, or if your PPP loan application has been flagged due to data anomalies, please contact your lender to get more information.

Stay in Touch with SBA

For all the latest updates about PPP, you can sign up to receive email updates or follow SBA on social media.

See also: Learn more about the PPP on the SBA website, here…

List of Cuero-Area Lenders

Note: This information is provided for convenience only and may be amended at any time. Please contact the individual lender for full details about PPP lending availability and terms.

  • Cuero National Bank
    361-277-3100
    Call for more information.
  • Prosperity Bank
    361-564-2291
    PPP offered to current members. Call for more information and to request an email packet.
  • TDECU
    Erika Plummer, Member Center Manager
    D: 361-580-9748, T: 800-839-1154 ext 9748
    eplummer@tdecu.org
    PPP offered to current members and non-members. Also offering two months of loan extensions to anyone that has a current loan with them, low interest rates, and assistance loans up to $4,000. Call for more information.
  • TrustTexas Bank
    361-275-2345
    PPP offered to current members. Call for more information.
  • Wells Fargo Bank
    PPP offered to current members only with well-established business account in place before February 1, 2020. Visit their PPP info page.

See also:
Find Eligible PPP Lenders with SBA Lender Match

Economic Injury Disaster Loan

Overview

This loan provides economic relief to small businesses and nonprofit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue.

Loan Details

Apply Here…

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, small business owners, including agricultural businesses, and nonprofit organizations in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories can apply for the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL).

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 EIDL Loans (effective 2021-02-04)

Purpose

To meet financial obligations and operating expenses that could have been met had the disaster not occurred

Loan Amount

For loans approved starting the week of April 6, 2021: 24-months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $500,000.
For loans approved prior to the week of April 6, 2021, see loan increases.

Terms

  • 3.75% for businesses (fixed)
  • 2.75% for nonprofits (fixed)
  • 30 years
  • No pre-payment penalty or fees

Use of Proceeds

Working capital & normal operating expenses
Example: continuation of health care benefits, rent, utilities, fixed debt payments.

Collateral Requirements:

  • Required for loans over $25,000
  • SBA uses a general security agreement (UCC) designating business assets as collateral, e.g. machinery and equipment, furniture and fixtures, etc.

Forgivable

  • No – EIDL Loan
  • Yes – EIDL Advance*

*Advance funds have been fully allocated and are not currently available

Maturity

30 years

Payments

Borrower may make payments if they choose to do so.

Set up online payments through Pay.gov or mail payments to:

U.S. Small Business Administration
721 19th Street
Denver, CO 80202

Be sure to include EIDL loan number on mailed-in checks

SBA is currently accepting new COVID-19 EIDL applications from all qualified small businesses, including agricultural businesses, and private non-profit organizations.

If you have already applied via the streamlined application portal, please do not resubmit your application.

Apply Here…

Loan Eligibility

Small business owners and qualified agricultural businesses in all U.S. states and territories are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to COVID-19.

Agricultural businesses with 500 or fewer employees are now eligible as a result of new authority granted by Congress in response to the pandemic.

Agricultural businesses include those businesses engaged in the production of food and fiber, ranching, and raising of livestock, aquaculture, and all other farming and agricultural related industries (as defined by section 18(b) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 647(b)).

Supplemental Materials

Loan Increases

Some loans approved prior to the week of April 6, 2021 will be eligible for an increase based on new loan maximum amounts announced March 24, 2021. Businesses that received a loan subject to current loan limit do not need to submit a request for an increase at this time. SBA will reach out directly via email closer to the April 6, 2021 implementation date to provide more details about how businesses can request an increase.

If an applicant accepted a loan for less than the full amount originally offered, the application will have up to two years after the date of the loan promissory note to request to request additional funds. Applicants may continue to request additional funds even after the application deadline of December 31, 2021.

Targeted EIDL Advance

Notice: SBA announced on Friday, April 16th, 2021, that, effective immediately, applicants can send a request for reevaluation of a Targeted EIDL Advance application that was declined. Get details and instructions, here…

The COVID-19 Targeted EIDL Advance was signed into law on December 27, 2020, as part of the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Non-Profits, and Venues Act. The Targeted EIDL Advance provides businesses located in low-income communities with additional funds to ensure small business continuity, adaptation, and resiliency.

Advance funds of up to $10,000 will be available to applicants located in low-income communities who previously received an EIDL Advance for less than $10,000, or those who applied but received no funds due to lack of available program funding.

Applicants do not need to take any action.
SBA will reach out to those who qualify.

SBA will first reach out to EIDL applications that already received a partial EIDL Advance (between $1,000 – $9,000). Applicants will be contacted directly by SBA via email in the coming weeks with instructions to determine eligibility and submit documentation.

All communications from SBA will be sent from an official government email with an @sba.gov ending. Please do not send sensitive information via email to any address that does not end in @sba.gov.

Applicants may qualify if they:

  • Are located in a low-income community. To help applicants determine if they are located in a low-income community as defined in section 45D(e) of the Internal Revenue Code, a mapping tool is available at https://sbaeidl.policymap.com/app. Note that the business address must be located in a low-income community in order to qualify so SBA encourages potential applicants to check the map to see if they meet the low-income community eligibility requirement before you apply; and
  • Can demonstrate more than 30% reduction in revenue uring an 8-week period beginning on March 2, 2020, or later. If an applicant meets the low-income community criteria, they will be asked to provide gross monthly revenue (all forms of combined monthly earnings received, such as profits or salaries) to confirm the 30% reduction.

Next, SBA will reach out to those who applied for EIDL assistance on or before December 27, 2020, but did not receive an EIDL Advance due to lack of program funding. These applicants will receive an email from SBA with instructions to determine eligibility and submit documentation. Applicants may qualify for a Targeted EIDL Advance if they meet the above criteria (low-income location and reduction in revenue) and:

  • Have 300 or fewer employees. Business entities normally eligible for the EIDL program are eligible, including sole proprietors, independent contractors, and private, nonprofit organizations. Agricultural enterprises are not eligible.

All applicants may be asked to provide an IRS Form 4506-T to allow SBA to request tax return information on the applicant’s behalf.

Please do not submit duplicate COVID-19 EIDL applications. Only prior applicants will be considered for the Targeted EIDL Advance.

SBA will reach out to you if you qualify!

Supplemental Materials

EIDL Advance: (No Longer Available)

EIDL Advance funds were originally calculated based on the number of employees indicated on an applicant’s COVID-19 EIDL application: $1,000/employee, up to a maximum of $10,000.

  • The EIDL Advance does not have to be repaid.
  • Recipients did not have to be approved for an EIDL loan in order to receive the EIDL Advance
  • The amount of the loan advance was deducted from total loan eligibility.
  • Businesses who received an EIDL Advance in addition to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan will have the amount of the EIDL Advance subtracted from the forgiveness amount of their PPP loan.

If you already applied for PPP loan forgiveness and had the amount of your EIDL Advance subtracted from the forgiveness amount, guidance has been published soon.

EIDL loan applications are still being processed, even though applications for the Advance are no longer available.

Please do not submit additional applications on the COVID-19 EIDL portal.

Existing Borrowers

Existing borrowers can create an account in the SBA Capital Access Financial System (or CAFS) to monitor their loan status. Get account enrollment instructions.

Additional Program Information

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

Emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by the COVID pandemic.

Program Details

The Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant program was established by The Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, signed into law on December 27, 2020. The program includes $15 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by the Small Business Administration’s Office of Disaster Assistance.

Eligible applicants may qualify for SVO Grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue, with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million. $2 billion is reserved for eligible applications with up to 50 full-time employees.

Sign up for email alerts about this program

Supplemental Documents

Who Can Apply

Eligible entities include:

  • Live venue operators or promoters
  • Theatrical producers
  • Live performing arts organization operators
  • Relevant museum operators, zoos and aquariums who meet specific criteria
  • Motion picture theater operators
  • Talent representatives
  • Each business entity owned by an eligible entity that also meets the eligibility requirements

Other requirements of note:

  • Must have been in operation as of February 29, 2020
  • Venue or promoter must not have received a PPP loan on or after December 27, 2020

Detailed information on eligibility requirements coming soon.

Grant Amount

Grant amounts will reflect either of the following instances:

  • For an eligible entity in operation on January 1, 2019, grants will be for an amount equal to 45% of their 2019 gross earned revenue OR $10 million, whichever is less.
  • For an eligible entity that began operation after January 1, 2019, grants will be for the average monthly gross earned revenue for each full month you were in operation during 2019 multiplied by six (6) OR $10 million, whichever is less.

How To Apply

SBA is building the grant program and expects to open applications in early April. Those who have suffered the greatest economic loss will be the first applications processed under the following schedule:

Note: On January 20, 2021, SBA updated the proposed plan for issuing Shuttered Venue Operators Grants during the first and second priority periods. To clarify, priority awardees will not need to satisfy the small employer set-aside. During the first 59 days of opening the SVO Grants, SBA will reserve no less than $2 billion of program funding for grants to entities that have no more than 50 employees.

First Priority | 1st 14 days of grant awards: Entities that suffered a 90% or greater revenue loss between April 2020 through December 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Second Priority | Next 14 days of grant awards: Entities that suffered a 70% or greater revenue loss between April 2020 through December 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Third Priority | Beginning 28 days after First & Second Priority Awards are made: Entities that suffered a 25% or greater earned revenue loss between one quarter of 2019 and the corresponding quarter of 2020.

Supplemental Funding | Available after all Priority Periods have passed: Recipients of First, Second, and Third Priority round awards who suffered a 70% or greater revenue loss for the most recent calendar quarter (as of April 1, 2021, or later)

Allowable Use of Funds

Funds may be used for specific expenses, which include:

  • Payroll costs
  • Rent payments
  • Utility payments
  • Scheduled mortgage payments (not including prepayment of principal)
  • Scheduled debt payments (not including prepayment of principal on any indebtedness incurred in the ordinary course of business prior to February 15, 2020)
  • Worker protection expenditures
  • Payments to independent contractors (not to exceed $100,000 in annual compensation per contractor)
  • Other ordinary and necessary business expenses, including maintenance costs
  • Administrative costs (including fees and licensing)
  • State and local taxes and fees
  • Operating leases in effect as of February 15, 2020
  • Insurance payments
  • Advertising, production transportation, and capital expenditures related to producing a theatrical or live performing arts production. (May not be primary use of funds.)

Grantees may not use award funds to:

  • Buy real estate
  • Make payments on loans originated after February 15, 2020
  • Make investments or loans
  • Make contributions or other payments to, or on behalf of, political parties, political committees, or candidates for election
  • Any other use prohibited by the Administrator

Grantee Recordkeeping

Grantees will be required to maintain documentation demonstrating their compliance with the eligibility and other requirements of the SVOG program. They must retain employment records for four years following their receipt of a grant and retain all other records for three years.

Application and additional guidelines will be posted when available.

Video Tutorials

For More Information

For additional information, email SVOGrant@sba.gov. All emails regarding SVO Grants will be sent using an official government email address ending in @sba.gov.

SBA Express Bridge Loans

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 quickly. 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 loan 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 a decision and disbursement on Economic Injury Disaster Loan, they may qualify for an SBA Express Disaster Bridge Loan.

Terms:

  • Up to $25,000
  • Fast turnaround
  • Will be repaid in full or in part by proceeds from the EIDL loan

Find an Express Bridge Loan Lender by connecting with your local SBA District Office (see also below).

Area SBA District Offices

San Antonio District Office (75.8 miles from Cuero, Texas)
SBA District Office
615 E Houston St. Suite 298
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: 210-403-5900
Fax: 210-403-5936
https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/tx/san-antonio
sado.email@sba.gov

Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office – Corpus Christi Branch Office (94.6 miles from Cuero, Texas)
SBA District Office
2820 S. Padre Island Dr. Suite 108
Corpus Christi, TX 78415
Phone: 361-879-0017
Fax: 361-879-0764
https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/tx/harlingen

Houston District Office (113.5 miles from Cuero, Texas)
SBA District Office
8701 S. Gessner Drive Suite 1200
Houston, TX 77074
Phone: 713-773-6500
Fax: 713-773-6550
https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/tx/houston
Houston@sba.gov

SBA Debt Relief

SBA offers debt relief to existing SBA loan borrowers whose businesses have been impacted by COVID-19.

Initial Debt Relief Assistance

As a part of the CARES Act, SBA is authorized to pay six months of principal, interest, and any associated fees that borrowers owe for all 7(a), 504, and Microloans reported in regular servicing status (excluding Paycheck Protection Program loans). This debt relief to borrowers was originally dependent on the loan being fully disbursed prior to September 27, 2020, and does not apply to loans made under the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.

These original provisions were amended on December 27, 2020, through the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Non-Profits and Venues Act (Economic Aid Act). The Economic Aid Act revised the eligibility criteria for assistance to include all 7(a), 504, and Microloans approved up to September 27, 2020, even if not fully disbursed. All other provisions for initial debt relief remained the same.

Borrowers need not apply for this assistance. SBA provides this assistance automatically as provided below:

  • For loans not on deferment, SBA will make monthly payments based on the next payment due on eligible loans for a total amount equivalent to no more than six months of installment payments.
  • For loans currently on deferment, SBA will begin making monthly payments with the first payment due after the deferment period ends for a total amount equivalent to no more than six months of installment payments.

SBA has notified 7(a), 504, and Microloan lenders that it will pay these borrower loan payments. Lenders are to report to SBA periodically on the amounts due once a loan is fully disbursed. Payments collected after March 27, 2020, may be applied to the outstanding loan balance or returned to the borrower at the borrower’s discretion.

Additional Debt Relief Assistance

The Economic Aid Act also authorized additional debt relief payments to 7(a), 504, and Microloan borrowers beyond the six-month period prescribed in the CARES Act. The level of assistance varies based on when the loan was approved and will begin on or after February 1, 2021. Please contact your lender for questions on the availability of this assistance for your SBA loan.

The initiatives described are limited to the level of available funding provided by Congress.

Disaster Home and Business Loans

Existing SBA disaster loans approved prior to 2020 in regular servicing status as of March 1, 2020, received an automatic deferment of principal and interest payments through December 31, 2020. This initial deferment period was subsequently extended through March 31, 2021. An additional 12-month deferment of principal and interest payments will be automatically granted to these borrowers. Borrowers will resume their regular payment schedule with the payment immediately preceding March 31, 2022, unless the borrower voluntarily continues to make payments while on deferment. It is important to note that the interest will continue to accrue on the outstanding balance of the loan throughout the duration of the deferment.

What does an “automatic deferral” mean to borrowers?

  • Interest will continue to accrue on the loan.
  • The automatic deferment will be reflected on the March 2021 monthly payment notice (SBA Form 1201);
  • Borrowers will not receive monthly payment notices (SBA Form 1201) during the deferment period;
  • Borrowers will be contacted via the SBA’s automated dialing system using the telephone number associated with the SBA loan approximately one month before the automatic deferment ends. This correspondence will serve as a reminder to borrowers of their upcoming Next Installment Due date in place of the monthly payment notice (SBA Form 1201);
  • Borrowers are strongly encouraged to create an account in SBA’s Capital Access Financial System (CAFS) to monitor their loan status. Get account enrollment instructions;
  • The deferment will not stop any established Preauthorized Debit (PAD) or recurring payment on the loan. Borrowers with an SBA established PAD will have to contact their SBA servicing center to stop recurring payments during the deferment period. Borrowers that have established a PAD through Pay.Gov or any other bill pay service are responsible for terminating recurring payments during the deferment period;
  • Borrowers preferring to continue making regular payments during the deferment period may continue remitting payments during the deferment period. SBA will apply those payments normally as if there was no deferment;
  • After the automatic deferment period ends, borrowers will be required to resume making regular principal and interest payments.
  • For SBA disaster home and business loans covered under the previous Procedural Notices authorizing automatic deferments, borrowers will be required to resume making regular principal and interest payments after the automatic deferment period ends March 31, 2022;
  • For eligible SBA disaster home and business loans approved in 2020, borrowers will be required to resume making regular principal and interest payments 12-months from their Next Installment Due Date pursuant to the terms of the Loan Authorization; and
  • Upon request, SBA will evaluate borrower circumstances on a case-by-case basis to determine the nature and extent of further relief that may be appropriate for each situation.

If you have questions about your current loan and whether or not your loan is automatically deferred, please contact your Loan Servicing Office directly using the following information:

  • Birmingham Disaster Loan Servicing Center:
    Phone: 800-736-6048
    Email: BirminghamDLSC@sba.gov
  • El Paso Disaster Loan Servicing Center:
    Phone: 800-487-6019
    Email: ElPasoDLSC@sba.gov

SBA Procedural Notice on additional deferments for existing and new SBA disaster loan borrowers

Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Program Details

The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023.

Sign up to receive email alerts from SBA as additional information about the Restaurant Revitalization Fund becomes available.

Supplemental Documents

Who Can Apply

Eligible entities include:

  • Restaurants
  • Food stands, food trucks, food carts
  • Caterers
  • Bars, saloons, lounges, taverns
  • Snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars
  • Bakeries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Brewpubs, tasting rooms, taprooms (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Breweries and/or microbreweries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Wineries and distilleries (onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Inns (onsite sales of food and beverage to the public comprise at least 33% of gross receipts)
  • Licensed facilities or premises of a beverage alcohol producer where the public may taste, sample, or purchase products

Cross-program eligibility on SBA Coronavirus Relief Options

How To Apply

You can apply through SBA-recognized Point of Sale Restaurant Partners or directly via SBA in a forthcoming online application portal.

Registration with SAM.gov is not required. DUNS or CAGE identifiers are also not required.

If you would like to prepare your application, view the sample application form. You will be able to complete this form online. Please do not submit RRF forms to SBA at this time.

SBA Form 3172 (effective 2021-04-17)

Additional documentation required:

  • Verification for Tax Information: IRS Form 4506-T, completed and signed by Applicant. Completion of this form digitally on the SBA platform will satisfy this requirement.
  • Gross Receipts Documentation: Any of the following documents demonstrating gross receipts and, if applicable, eligible expenses
    • Business tax returns (IRS Form 1120 or IRS 1120-S)
    • IRS Forms 1040 Schedule C; IRS Forms 1040 Schedule F
    • For a partnership: partnership’s IRS Form 1065 (including K-1s)
    • Bank statements
    • Externally or internally prepared financial statements such as Income Statements or Profit and Loss Statements
    • Point of sale report(s), including IRS Form 1099-K

For applicants that are a brewpub, tasting room, taproom, brewery, winery, distillery, or bakery:

  • Documents evidencing that onsite sales to the public comprise at least 33.00% of gross receipts for 2019, which may include Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) Forms 5130.9 or TTB. For businesses who opened in 2020, the Applicant’s original business model should have contemplated at least 33.00% of gross receipts in onsite sales to the public.

For applicants that are an inn:

  • Documents evidencing that onsite sales of food and beverage to the public comprise at least 33.00% of gross receipts for 2019. For businesses who opened in 2020, the Applicant’s original business model should have contemplated at least 33.00% of gross receipts in onsite sales to the public.

When To Apply

Priority period | Days 1 through 21: SBA will accept applications from all eligible applicants, but only process and fund priority group applications. See “Priority groups” below.
During this period, SBA will fund applications where the applicant has self-certified that it meets the eligibility requirements for a small business owned by women, veterans, or socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
See “Set asides” below.

Open to all applicants | Days 22 through funds exhaustion: SBA will accept applications from all eligible applicants and process applications in the order in which they are approved by SBA.

Priority Groups

  • A small business concern that is at least 51 percent owned by one or more individuals who are:
    • Women, or
    • Veterans, or
    • Socially and economically disadvantaged (see below).
  • Applicants must self-certify on the application that they meet eligibility requirements
  • Socially disadvantaged individuals are those who have been subjected to racial or ethnic prejudice or cultural bias because of their identity as a member of a group without regard to their individual qualities.
  • Economically disadvantaged individuals are those socially disadvantaged individuals whose ability to compete in the free enterprise system has been impaired due to diminished capital and credit opportunities as compared to others in the same business area who are not socially disadvantaged.

Set Asides

  1. $5 billion is set aside for applicants with 2019 gross receipts of not more than $500,000
  2. An additional $4 billion is set-aside for applicants with 2019 gross receipts from $500,001 to $1,500,000
  3. An additional $500 million is set-aside for applicants with 2019 gross receipts of not more than $50,000

*SBA reserves the right to reallocate these funds at the discretion of the Administrator.

Funding Amount

Payment Calculations

Calculation 1: for applicants in operation prior to or on January 1, 2019:

  • 2019 gross receipts minus 2020 gross receipts minus PPP loan amounts

Calculation 2: for applicants that began operations partially through 2019:

  • (Average 2019 monthly gross receipts x 12) minus 2020 gross receipts minus PPP loan amounts

Calculation 3: for applicants that began operations on or between January 1, 2020 and March 10, 2021 and applicants not yet opened but have incurred eligible expenses:

  • Amount spent on eligible expenses between February 15, 2020 and March 11,2021 minus 2020 gross receipts minus PPP loan amounts

For those entities who began operations partially through 2019, you may elect (at your own discretion) to use either calculation 2 or calculation 3.

Maximum and Minimum Amounts

SBA may provide funding up to $5 million per location, not to exceed $10 million total for the applicant and any affiliated businesses. The minimum award is $1,000.

Gross Receipts

For the purposes of this program, gross receipts does not include:

  • Amounts received from Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans (First Draw or Second Draw)
  • Amounts received from Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)
  • Advances on EIDL (EIDL Advance and Targeted EIDL Advance)
  • State and local grants (via CARES Act or otherwise)
  • SBA Section 1112 payments

Allowable Use of Funds

Funds may be used for specific expenses including:

  • Business payroll costs (including sick leave)
  • Payments on any business mortgage obligation
  • Business rent payments (note: this does not include prepayment of rent)
  • Business debt service (both principal and interest; note: this does not include any prepayment of principal or interest)
  • Business utility payments
  • Business maintenance expenses
  • Construction of outdoor seating
  • Business supplies (including protective equipment and cleaning materials)
  • Business food and beverage expenses (including raw materials)
  • Covered supplier costs
  • Business operating expenses

Get Help with Your Application

For assistance preparing your application, you can access the following: