COVID-19 Alert: Small business owners are eligible to apply for low-interest loans.
Small business owners in all U.S. states and territories are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Click here to apply

The SBA will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. Find more information on the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans at:  SBA.gov/Disaster

SBA Express Bridge Loans:    

Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program  allows small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 with less paperwork. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing and can be a term loan or used to bridge the gap while applying for a direct  SBA Economic Injury Disaster loan . If a small business has an urgent need for cash while waiting for a decision and disbursement on an Economic Injury Disaster Loan, they may qualify for an  SBA Express Disaster Bridge Loan.

Terms:

  • Up to $25,000
  • Fast turnaround
  • Will be repaid in full or in part by proceeds from the EIDL loan

Find an Express Bridge Loan Lender via  SBA’s Lender Match Tool  or  by connecting with your  local SBA District Office .

Additionally, the State of Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development is administering the  Connecticut Recovery Bridge Loan Program , which will make $25 million available to Connecticut businesses and nonprofits that have 100 or fewer employees.

The provisions and eligibility requirements include:

  • Zero percent interest rate
  • 12-month term with 6-month extension per request
  • Personal guaranty and credit score required
  • Approval contingent upon business being profitable prior to March 10, 2020 and no adverse personal credit reports 60 days past due for the last 6 months
  • Ineligible companies include those involved in real estate, multi-level marketing, adult entertainment, cannabis, and firearms.

All eligibility and application information can be found on the state’s COVID-19 website at  ct.gov/coronavirus .


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