• U.S. Small Business Administration News Letter week of 1/25/21

    January 26, 2021

    PPP Loans

    Friendly reminder! The SBA has re-opened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal to all participating PPP lenders. PPP provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. SBA is currently offering:
    • First Draw PPP loans- for those borrowers who have not received a PPP loan before August 8, 2020.
    • Second Draw PPP loans- for eligible small businesses with 300 employees or less and that previously received a First Draw PPP loan. These borrowers will have to use or had used the full amount of their First Draw loan only for authorized uses and demonstrate at least a 25% reduction in gross receipts between comparable quarters in 2019 and 2020. The maximum amount of a Second Draw PPP loan is $2 million.
    The Paycheck Protection Program remains open for First and Second Draw PPP loans until March 31, 2021, as set forth in the Economic Aid Act, or until Congressionally-appropriated funding is exhausted.
    Learn more
    Webinar: Opportunities for Small Businesses Focused on Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics
    February 10, 2021 | 1:00 pm ET
    Does your small business provide artificial intelligence and data analytics? Are you interested in working with the Federal government?
    Join the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) for a webinar on February 10, 2021, to learn about federal opportunities available for your small business.
    Register today

    Join the SBA Team

    Job Alert! SBA is now hiring attorneys, paralegals, credit analysts, loan officers, mortgage underwriters, customer service representatives and other workers to assist with disaster relief efforts. Bilingual skills are a plus.
    Apply today

    Federal Coronavirus Resources

    State, local, and federal agencies are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Check out coronavirus.gov for updates from the White House's COVID-19 Task Force. Go to cdc.gov for detailed information about COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Visit covid-sb.org, the official federal resource website for U.S. small businesses affected by COVID-19.
    Learn more about the federal government's response

    Virtual Mentoring and Training 

    Offices around the country may be closed due to the  pandemic, but SCORE, Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, Veterans Business Outreach Centers and other resource partners are providing free business mentoring and training by phone, email, and video.
    Find an SBA resource partner near you