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April 20, 2024

EDC provides update on relief for small businesses

The Economic Development Corporation of San Benito County provided the following updated information about relief for small businesses due to the COVI-19 pandemic:

SBA Disaster Loan and $10,000 Advance Update 4/10/2020

The Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan is called the Economic Injury Disaster Loan or EIDL.  By simply applying for this disaster loan, you become eligible for up to a $10,000 advance on your loan. 

NOTE:  If you applied for this loan before March 30, you need to reapply to utilize the new streamed lined loan application (see link below).

Also note the following:

The loan advance Will Not have to be Repaid.  This will, in effect, provide up to a $10,000 grant by simply applying for the disaster loan.

The advance is designed to provide immediate economic relief to businesses that have lost business and as a result have suffered economic injury. Funds will be made available following a successful loan application.

The SBA’s goal is to process the $10,000 advance within 3-5 working days of a successful loan application.

The SBA has recently revised and simplified the online application process. Go to  https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/  SBA – Disaster Loan Assistance to apply directly to the SBA.

If you need additional information call  the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8393)  or [email protected] the Economic Development Corporation of San Benito County: The Economic Development Corporation of San Benito County promotes economic growth and development in San Benito County, California through business attraction, retention, expansion and creation, while maintaining and preserving our agricultural land and rural environment. For more information, see www.edcsanbenito.org.