How to get a $10,000 Forgivable SBA Loan

1. Go to SBA.gov

2. Click on the Yellow Banner

2. Click on the Yellow Banner

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Go to SBA.gov and click on the yellow banner at the top. 

This will take you to a page with more information on how to apply.


Background Info

 

The U.S. Federal Government passed a big Coronavirus relief bill aimed at supporting small business through this difficult time.

One of the measures in the bill is the Paycheck Protection Program. 

Here is a breakdown of what is involved and how to apply to see if you may qualify for this (up to) $10,000 forgivable, yes, you read correctly, a forgivable loan. 

2. Click on the Yellow Banner

2. Click on the Yellow Banner

2. Click on the Yellow Banner

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At the top you will see a yellow banner that reads:  "Coronavirus (COVID-19): Apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan CLICK HERE."


 

So what is this Paycheck Protection Program?


The Paycheck Protection Program is part of this Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This is a nearly $350-billion program inside of the $2-Trillion, intended to provide American small businesses and Independent Contractors with eight weeks of cash-flow assistance through 100 percent federally guaranteed loans. 

3. Read to see how to qualify

2. Click on the Yellow Banner

4. Review the 8 options to see where you fit.

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Here the SBA will collect information in order to make you a loan for up to $10,000. To qualify under SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program the applicant impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) will be evaluated to determine whether you are eligible for an economic injury loan.


Highlights

 

  • There is no cost to apply.
  • The funding is meant to help retain workers, maintain payroll, and cover rent/mortgage/utility expenses.
  • The loan covers expenses dating back to February 15, thru June 30 2020
  • The loan can be forgiven and essentially turned into a non-taxable grant.

4. Review the 8 options to see where you fit.

4. Review the 8 options to see where you fit.

4. Review the 8 options to see where you fit.

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If you own a small business, with or without employees, or if you are an independent contractor, you will likely fit under the 2nd radio button/line item. Read carefully to see if this is the button that best describes your situation. 

CHOOSE ONE.


How do I qualify?

 

  • Sole proprietorships will need to submit schedules from their tax return filed (or to be filed) showing income and expenses from the sole proprietorship.
  • Independent contractors will need to submit Form 1099-MISC.
  • Self-employed individuals will need to submit payroll tax filings reported to the Internal Revenue Service.

 

How is this similar to a typical SBA disaster loan?


  • For both you need to declare (in good faith) that the uncertainty of current economic conditions makes the loan necessary for your business.
  • Both are free for which to apply.
  • Both loans are long-term (max 10 years) and low-interest (max 4%).
  • Both allow an extended deferment period (6-12 months, depending on your lender) before you begin repayment.
  • Both carry NO prepayment penalty.

5. Select All

4. Review the 8 options to see where you fit.

6. LAST STEP: Enter your information

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Next you will need to check all of the 7 boxes below if you can.


How is this different than a typical SBA Loan?


 The SBA also offers an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)—often shortened to just SBA disaster loan. This is a separate, but similar, initiative. Here’s how they are different:


  • No personal or business collateral is required. The SBA disaster loan requires collateral for loans over $25,000.
  • It’s ok if you also have access to credit elsewhere. To receive a SBA disaster loan you may have no other source of credit.
  • The funding covers a more restrictive set of purposes. The SBA disaster loan can cover most operating expenses.
  • This loan can be forgiven if you follow the terms. The SBA disaster loan requires repayment.

6. LAST STEP: Enter your information

4. Review the 8 options to see where you fit.

6. LAST STEP: Enter your information

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Last step: Enter all of your information that is required as indicated by the red line at the beginning of each line. There are 3 pages. Once complete you are done. The SBA will contact you by email to let you know if you qualify. And at any point in the process if you need more help or have questions about this application, or problems providing the required information, please contact the SBA Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 or (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov.  


*Remember to save all of your receipts for expenses. This will help make sure that the proceeds of your loan will qualify to be forgiven. The intention of the Federal government by providing you this money is to keep people employed and keep small businesses from going under during this tumultuous time. 

Good luck and 

God Bless.