Published on March 23, 2020
FACT SHEET – ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS
CALIFORNIA Declaration #16332
Incident: CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
occurring: January 31, 2020 & continuing
All counties within the State of California;the contiguous Arizona counties of: La Paz, Mohave & Yuma; the contiguous Nevada counties of: Clark, Douglas, Esmeralda, Lyon, Mineral, Nye & Washoe; and the contiguous Oregon counties of: Curry, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath & Lake
Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) – Working capital loans to help small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster. These loans are intended to assist through the disaster recovery period.
The interest rate is determined by formulas set by law and is fixed for the life of the loan. The maximum interest rate for this disaster is 3.75 percent.
The law authorizes loan terms up to a maximum of 30 years. SBA will determine an appropriate installment payment based on the financial condition of each borrower, which in turn will determine the loan term.
The law limits EIDLs to $2,000,000 for alleviating economic injury caused by the disaster. The actual amount of each loan is limited to the economic injury determined by SBA, less business interruption insurance and other recoveries up to the administrative lending limit. SBA also considers potential contributions that are available from the business and/or its owner(s) or affiliates. If a business is a major source of employment, SBA has the authority to waive the $2,000,000 statutory limit.
Noncompliance – Applicants who have not complied with the terms of previous SBA loans may not be eligible. This includes borrowers who did not maintain required flood insurance and/or hazard insurance on previous SBA loans.
Note: Loan applicants should check with agencies / organizations administering any grant or other assistance program under this declaration to determine how an approval of SBA disaster loan might affect their eligibility.
Economic injury disaster loans cannot be used to refinance long term debts.
each borrower and the Agency,
SBA may require
you to obtain and maintain
appropriate insurance. By law, borrowers whose damaged or collateral property is located in a special
flood hazard area must purchase and maintain flood insurance. SBA requires that
flood insurance coverage be the lesser of 1) the total of the disaster loan, 2)
the insurable value of the property, or 3) the maximum insurance available.
Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email email@example.com for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.