Announcing an end to its Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance program, the Small Business Administration said it provided small businesses, nonprofits and agricultural businesses a total of $20 billion in emergency funding.
The EIDL Advance provided $1,000 per employee up to a maximum of $10,000. While EIDL applications will still be processed, as of Saturday the advance was no longer available as SBA has allocated the $20 billion appropriated by Congress.
“Following the enactment of COVID-19 emergency legislation, the SBA provided nearly six million small businesses employing 30.5 million people with $20 billion through the unprecedented EIDL Advance program,” Jovita Carranza, SBA administrator, said Saturday in a statement. “This program, built from the ground up in less than two weeks, assisted millions of small businesses, including nonprofit organizations, sole proprietors and independent contractors, from a wide array of industries and business sectors.”