Small Business

Emergency Assistance for Businesses with 500 Employees or Less

In order to help Small and Medium Size Businesses (SMBs) operate and pay employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, the government is rolling out massive assistance to SMBs. These steps include the Payroll Protection Program loan equal to 2.5 months of payroll that may not need to be repaid.

We’re recommending that you:

  1. Contact your local bank or an approved SBA lender and get an appointment as soon as possible.
  2. Prepare for your appointment by gathering all the documentation required to complete the SBA Form 7a and supplemental schedules. The SBA has released new forms 1919 and 1920. You can get those below.
    • Paycheck-Protection-Program-Application-3-30-2020-v3
    • PPP — Overview
    • U.S. Treasury PPP–Fact-Sheet
  3. Consider also applying for an SBA Emergency Injury Disaster Loan EIDL SBA Form 5. Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) loan, as long as the EIDL is used for a different purpose than paying payroll costs, health insurance, interest, mortgage, rent utilities. The EIDL can be used to pay accounts payable and other costs and for “meeting increased costs to obtain materials unavailable from the applicant’s original source due to interrupted supply chains.”

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance

Pdf versions of all the relevant forms are linked below: Keep in mind these forms were designed for natural disasters and regular loans. Many of the questions are not applicable and you will need to fill in information in the OTHER category or include notes. And even though these forms are for loans, these forms are the forms to get assistance that will not have to be repaid or to get low or zero interest rate loans.

View Overview Paycheck Protection Program Overview
View Information for Borrowers Paycheck Protection Program Information Sheet for Borrowers
View Application Paycheck Protection Program Application 3-30-2020 v3
View SBA Loan FAQ SBA Loan FAQ
View SBA Certification Form SBA Certification Form
View SBA Form 1368 Additional Filing Requirements
View SBA Form 5 Business Loan Application
View P-019 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Supporting Information
View IRS Form 4506 Request for Transcript of Tax Return
View SBA Form 2202 Schedule of Liabilities