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Keeping you up to date on the latest Coronavirus #SmallBiz news & resources.

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Online App

The SBA is working diligently to meet customer demand for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program and make the process as user-friendly and easy as possible.

As we make changes, we will have update periods where things will be in flux.

While this is happening now, we still want to make sure you have a way to fill out and submit your application

DETAILS TO APPLY NOW

If you are having issues accessing the website, try clearing your browsing data/cache. As things are improved, we will update you accordingly with the new information. Thank you for your patience.


SBA Express Disaster Bridge Loans are now available

The SBA Express Bridge Loan (EBL) program allows small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 with less paperwork. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing and can be a term loans or used to bridge the gap while applying for a direct SBA Economic Injury Disaster loan. If a small business has an urgent need for cash while waiting for decision and disbursement on Economic Injury Disaster Loan, they may qualify for an SBA Express Disaster Bridge Loan.</

TERMS

Up to $25,000
Fast Turnaround
Will be repaid in full or in part by proceeds from the EIDL loan

For more information, contact your current lending institution.


SBA Resources

For no-cost, one-on-one virtual or telephone business advice regarding COVID-19 and other matters find an SBA Resource Partners near you at www.SBA.gov/local-assistance
For detailed information on SBA programs for the Coronavirus, visit www.sba.gov/coronavirus
For information on all federal programs, visit www.usa.gov/coronavirus or www.gobierno.usa.gov/espanol (en Español)


Other Resources
Online and by Phone

IN.gov has excellent state-specific guidance and resources listed under several agencies including Indiana's Department of Health, Department of Workforce Development, and Department of Homeland Security.
The U.S. Department of Labor has resources to help workers and employers prepare for the COVID-19 virus, including use of Family Medical Leave
The Indy Chamber has created an online Rapid Response Hub featuring a great FAQ section with up to date info on resources for employers and employees from private and non-profit organizations.


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1. Business Loan Application
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2. Home or Sole Proprietor Loan Application
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3. Economic Injury Disaster Loan Supporting Informationn
(Form P-019)

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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Online App

The SBA is working diligently to meet customer demand for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program and make the process as user-friendly and easy as possible.

As we make changes, we will have update periods where things will be in flux.

While this is happening now, we still want to make sure you have a way to fill out and submit your application

DETAILS TO APPLY NOW

If you are having issues accessing the website, try clearing your browsing data/cache.

As things are improved, we will update you accordingly with the new information.

Thank you for your patience


COVID-19:
Small Business Guidence & Loan Resources

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Additional Resources to Support Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The SBA also provides additional financing, exporting and advising resources to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

For example, new information is available about the SBA Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program along with other guidance and resources. Check SBA.gov/coronavirus regularly for more updates.


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Get Updates from the SBA About COVID-19 Support

Visit www.sba.gov/coronavirus for guidance and resources
Check www.sba.gov/disaster for updates specific to SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans
Follow us on Twitter at @SBAgov or https://twitter.com/SBA_Michigan
Subscribe to email updates UPDATES
Contact your local SBA office


Guidance for Businesses and Employers

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Additional Resources to Support Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The SBA also provides additional financing, exporting and advising resources to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

For example, new information is available about the SBA Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program along with other guidance and resources. Check SBA.gov/coronavirus regularly for more updates.


FIND COVID-19 RESOURCES


Get Updates from the SBA About COVID-19 Support

Visit www.sba.gov/coronavirus for guidance and resources
Check www.sba.gov/disaster for updates specific to SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans
Follow us on Twitter at @SBAgov or https://twitter.com/SBA_Michigan
Subscribe to email updates UPDATES
Contact your local SBA office


Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

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Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

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Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
SBA Express Bridge Loans
Guidance for Businesses and Employers
SBA Products and Resources
Government Contracting
Local Assistance


Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

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Small business owners in all U.S. states and territories are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here to apply.

Find more information on the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans at: SBA.gov/Disaster.

The SBA will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with 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.


SBA Express Bridge Loans

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Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program allows small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 with less paperwork. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing and can be a term loans or used to bridge the gap while applying for a direct SBA Economic Injury Disaster loan. If a small business has an urgent need for cash while waiting for decision and disbursement on Economic Injury Disaster Loan, they may qualify for an SBA Express Disaster Bridge Loan.

TERMS

Up to $25,000
Fast Turnaround
Will be repaid in full or in part by proceeds from the EIDL loan

Find an Express Bridge Loan Lender via SBA’s Lender Match Tool or by connecting with your local SBA District Office.


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The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America - 15 Days to Slow the Spread

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers the most up-to-date information on COVID-19. This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). For updates from CDC, please see the following:

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Preventing Stigma Related to COVID-19
Share Facts about COVID-19
CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Web page
Information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Prevention, Symptoms and FAQ

The following interim guidance may help prevent workplace exposures to acute respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, in non-healthcare settings. The guidance also provides planning considerations if there are more widespread, community outbreaks of COVID-19.

To prevent stigma and discrimination in the workplace, use the guidance described below and on the CDC’s Guidance for Businesses and Employers web page.

Below are recommended strategies for employers to use now. In-depth guidance is available on the CDC’s Guidance for Businesses and Employers web page:

Actively encourage sick employees to stay home
Separate sick employees
Emphasize staying home when sick, respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene by all employees
Perform routine environmental cleaning
Advise employees before traveling to take certain steps
.♦. Check the CDC’s Traveler’s Health Notices for the latest guidance and recommendations for each country to which you will travel. Specific travel information for travelers going to and returning from designated countries with risk of community spread of Coronavirus, and information for aircrew, can be found on the CDC website.
Additional Measures in Response to Currently Occurring Sporadic Importations of the COVID-19:
.♦. Employees who are well but who have a sick family member at home with COVID-19 should notify their supervisor and refer to CDC guidance for how to conduct a risk assessment of their potential exposure.
.♦. If an employee is confirmed to have COVID-19, employers should inform fellow employees of their possible exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace but maintain confidentiality as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Employees exposed to a co-worker with confirmed COVID-19 should refer to CDC guidance for how to conduct a risk assessment of their potential exposure.

Common Issues Small Businesses May Encounter:

Capital Access – Incidents can strain a small business's financial capacity to make payroll, maintain inventory and respond to market fluctuations (both sudden drops and surges in demand). Businesses should prepare by exploring and testing their capital access options so they have what they need when they need it. See SBA’s capital access resources.
Workforce Capacity – Incidents have just as much impact on your workers as they do your clientele. It’s critical to ensure they have the ability to fulfill their duties while protected.
Inventory and Supply Chain Shortfalls – While the possibility could be remote, it is a prudent preparedness measure to ensure you have either adequate supplies of inventory for a sustained period and/or diversify your distributor sources in the event one supplier cannot meet an order request.
Facility Remediation/Clean-up Costs – Depending on the incident, there may be a need to enhance the protection of customers and staff by increasing the frequency and intensity by which your business conducts cleaning of surfaces frequently touched by occupants and visitors. Check your maintenance contracts and supplies of cleaning materials to ensure they can meet increases in demand.
Insurance Coverage Issues – Many businesses have business interruption insurance; Now is the time to contact your insurance agent to review your policy to understand precisely what you are and are not covered for in the event of an extended incident.
Changing Market Demand – Depending on the incident, there may be access controls or movement restrictions established which can impede your customers from reaching your business. Additionally, there may be public concerns about public exposure to an incident and they may decide not to go to your business out of concern of exposing themselves to greater risk. SBA’s Resources Partners and District Offices have trained experts who can help you craft a plan specific to your situation to help navigate any rapid changes in demand.
Marketing – It’s critical to communicate openly with your customers about the status of your operations, what protective measures you’ve implemented, and how they (as customers) will be protected when they visit your business. Promotions may also help incentivize customers who may be reluctant to patronize your business.
Plan – As a business, bring your staff together and prepare a plan for what you will do if the incident worsens or improves. It’s also helpful to conduct a tabletop exercise to simulate potential scenarios and how your business management and staff might respond to the hypothetical scenario in the exercise. For examples of tabletop exercises, visit FEMA’s website at: https://www.fema.gov/emergency-planning-exercises


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