EIDL Loan & EIDL Loan Advance
The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million at a favorable interest rate and terms up to 30 years. The SBA administers this program directly. If you are interested in this opportunity, you can apply online with SBA. Or, contact your lender to see if this program may fit into your financial plan. Please note, SBA recently clarified that agriculture enterprises are eligible for EIDL.
The SBA also is offering an EIDL Advance, up to $10,000, in order to get cash in the hands of businesses who need it – potentially in 3 days or less. This advance, if received, will not need to be repaid. The advance may be limited to $1,000 per employee. Therefore, it appears that self-employed persons would be limited to $1,000 on an EIDL advance. Any grant received will reduce PPP forgiveness eligibility. For example, a $10,000 EIDL advance will reduce PPP loan forgiveness by $10,000.
Small businesses can obtain both an EIDL loan and a PPP loan, but the EIDL funds must be used for a different purpose than the PPP funds.
To apply for these programs, please see the SBA Website. Please note, this website changes often and currently needs to be updated due to Congress providing additional funds for these programs.
Paycheck Protection Forgiveness
We continue to await clear guidance from the treasury on what documentation may be required to substantiate forgiveness. See below link for a list of information we know today.
Paycheck Protection Program
The US Congress approved additional funds for the PPP. The SBA opened for a new wave of applications starting April 27.
What it does
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides eligible applicants*, including non-profits, sole proprietors, self-employed individuals and independent contracts, with loans to cover costs related to payroll expenses**, group health care benefits, utilities, rent, mortgage interest payments and interest on other debt incurred prior to 02/15/20. It excludes funds for working capital, renovations, equipment and inventory purchases.
What are the benefits
Your PPP loan comes directly from American State Bank, so you’re working with a local bank you know and trust.
- Eligibility for loan forgiveness, in full or in part***
- Attractive rates, payment terms and maturity
- Efficient process so you can get funding quickly
How to Apply
Have you already completed the application? Upload that and the necessary documentation here.
If you have any questions along the way, please contact us!
*Subject to program requirements. Must have 500 or fewer employees. Accommodation and food services businesses may have up to 500 employees per physical location. All loans subject to credit approval. Must apply by 06/30/2020. Typical Small Business Administration requirements of credit not available elsewhere, collateral and personal guarantee requirements not applicable.
**Payroll expenses include salaries, wages, cash or cash equivalent payments, vacation, parental leave, family leave, medical or sick leave, group healthcare benefits, retirement benefits and state or local taxes on employee compensation.
***To be forgiven, funds must be used for a permissible purpose by a qualifying small business. Small business must submit a request for forgiveness to American State Bank. Amount eligible for forgiveness will equal the amount spent by the small business during the eight weeks after the origination date of the loan on payroll costs, interest payments on any mortgage incurred prior to 2/15/2020, payment of rent on any lease in force prior to 2/15/2020, and payments on any utility for which service began before 2/15/2020. Forgiveness will be reduced based on the percentage of full-time (or full-time equivalent) employees laid off or having their salary reduced by more than 25% following 02/15/2020 unless employees are rehired and returned to prior salary by 06/30/2020. Certain other limitations and conditions may apply. Forgiveness is provided by the Small Business Administration and not at the discretion of American State Bank. You will be obligated to repay any portion of the loan that the Small Business Administration does not forgive.