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Applying for an SBA Disaster Relief Loan — What You Should Know

covid-19 Mar 26, 2020

By: The MAIA Team

We all know what’s going on right now and how badly it’s affecting small businesses across the country. 

And we’re acutely aware of how many of you as school owners are struggling and fearful, not just for your own livelihoods, but for those of your employees as well if you have any. 

To help combat that fear, we wanted to give you some good news in the form of resources available to ease the burden on your small business.

On March 17th, the federal government revised the criteria for the availability of disaster relief loans available through the Small Business Administration (SBA). 

Under the new criteria, loans are available statewide following an economic injury declaration, whereas previously, funds were only available on a county-by-county basis.

SBA Disaster-Relief loans are low-interest working capital loans designed to help small businesses in disaster-affected areas to meet their financial obligations such as payroll,...

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