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A Guide to COVID-19 Disaster Funding

We have received the following updates from the Small Business Administration. Also, please find attached the Senator’s most recent COVID-19 Grants Guidebook that was updated following the President’s signature last Friday on the latest stimulus bill. CLICK HERE for full Guidebook.

With additional appropriations approved, SBA has provided operational updates to PPP processing, updated FAQ’s, and updates on the status of the EIDL program. Please see below.


  1. EIDL/EIDL-A updates
  2. Important Operational Memo below
  3. Updates further below to Interim Final Rule and FAQs

 Economic Injury Disaster Loans (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 & 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 Office of Disaster Assistance 24/7 Customer Service line at 800-659-2955.

  1. Memo from Bill Briggs,  Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Capital Access

U.S. Small Business Administration – Sunday, April 26, 2020

PPP Lending Operations Update – Sunday, April 26, 2020

Due to the unprecedented demand for Paycheck Protection Program 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 Paycheck Protection Program 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

Bill Briggs
Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Capital Access
U.S. Small Business Administration

  1. Interim Final Rule & FAQ Updates Posted


Updated PPP FAQ – additional questions Q&A added Friday and last night.




Interim Final Rule on Requirements for Promissory Notes Authorizations Affiliation and Eligibility posted 4/24


PPP Resources are below; they are frequently updated with FAQs and other guidance:




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