Washington – (OBA®) – The US Small Business Administration today announced that the deadline to apply for the Economic Disaster Lending Program (EIDL) for the declaration of pandemic COVID-19 disaster has been extended to 31 December 2021. The deadline extension comes on the heels of the recent bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress and enacted by President Trump on December 27, 2020.
To date, the SBA has approved $ 197 billion in low-interest loans that provide working capital to small businesses, nonprofits, and farm businesses going through these difficult times.
“Following the President’s statement on the COVID-19 pandemic, the SBA has approved over 3.6 million loans under our nationwide economic disaster loan program,” he said. said administrator Jovita Carranza. “The EIDL program has helped millions of small businesses, including nonprofits, sole proprietors and independent entrepreneurs, from a wide range of industries and industries, to survive in this environment. very difficult economic.
EIDL loan applications will continue to be accepted until December 2021, pending availability of funds. The loans are offered on very affordable terms, with an interest rate of 3.75% for small businesses and 2.75% for nonprofits, a term of 30 years and an automatic deferral of one year before the start of monthly payments. All qualifying small businesses and nonprofits are encouraged to apply to get the resources they need.