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Texas small businesses can now apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) to help with the COVID-19 crisis. These are targeted, low-interest loans of up to $2 million to small businesses (3.75% interest rate, fixed) and non-profits (2.75%) that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus. There is no payment for the first 12-months.  

The diagram also shows PPP (Payroll Protection Plan), a grant to protect your payroll from layoffs. This program will be managed under SBA 7a and the money will be disbursed through the banks and other lenders who participate in Government Guaranteed Lending.
Download more information:   English (updated 3/30)    Spanish (updated 3/24)

While waiting for the SBA loan, we suggest you do the following to conserve CASH:
* Contact banks for a bridge loan to cover immediate needs
* Contact lessors of property to postpone payment for a couple of months
* Contact suppliers to see if they are willing to delay payments
Download this useful toolkit from U.S. Chamber of Commerce


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