Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)
aka SBA Disaster Loan: Must apply through the SBA NOT through TMC
The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with low interest working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
- Loan amount – up to $2 million
- Use of proceeds – may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact.
- Who is eligible – businesses that meet SBA size standards and non profits with less than 500 employees adversely impacted by COVID-19
- Interest rate – 3.75% fixed for businesses, 2.75% fixed for nonprofits
- Term – up to 30 years
- Collateral/personal guaranty – for loan amounts above $25,000
How to Apply
The Economic Injury Disaster Loan application continues to evolve rapidly. The SBA website currently shows a simplified EIDL application process with a streamlined online application. Please note, their website has experienced periods of time when it is not available.
The SBA estimates the applicant can receive funds in as little as two months. You can request a modification (increase) to the loan, if the situation changes. For example, if your business needs to stay closed longer than anticipated, you can then apply for an increase to the loan.
Emergency Economic Injury Grants of $10,000
- SBA will advance a $10,000 Grant, if requested, within 3 days of applying for EIDL
- You are eligible for an advance of up to $10,000, whether or not you are approved for an EIDL
- This is a grant and does not need to be repaid under any circumstances
Help and Resources
EIDL Applicants can call: 1-877-641-8202 to reach a disaster loan officer
Other clues / tips about the process:
- If your credit has been checked, that means your application is being processed
- After credit check, the advance will be deposited into your bank account
- If your credit was pulled but no grant/advance received, that means there was a banking issue. Call the above number to correct.
- After credit check and advance direct deposit received, you should receive an email giving you access to the SBA portal (where you acknowledge/approve the EIDL amount that SBA is offering)
- SBA sends formal approval, and loan docs via Docusign
- 24 hours later, EIDL funds deposited into the bank acct.
- If grant was received but no email from SBA to access portal, call the above number, the rep will give you an update and re send the email with SBA portal info
The SBA has created some documents that we found to be very helpful. Please review the resources below to give you a better understanding of the CARES Act and the EIDL.