Applicants for the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) may be eligible to receive up to $15,000 in funding from SBA that does not need to be repaid. These "advances" are similar to a grant, but without the typical requirements that come with a U.S. government grant. To receive an advance, you must first apply for a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan. You do not need to accept the loan or be approved for the loan to receive an advance. Once you apply for the loan, SBA will invite you via email to apply for one of the advance programs if your business is located in a low-income area (see below for more detail). Before you apply, please check the map to ensure you are in a low-income area and review the eligibility criteria below. Please do not submit duplicate COVID-19 EIDL applications. If you have already applied or cannot find your invitation email, instructions on how to have your application updated or reevaluated are below.
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