From the Alabama District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) on applying for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan
Here are links to the announcement of the Alabama Disaster Declaration for the Coronavirus, as well as a fact sheet for applying for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans.
Due to heavy traffic on the site, non-peak hours are 7 p.m. – 7 a.m. The Office of Disaster Assistance recommends using Edge or Internet Explorer, as some have had trouble using Chrome. To prevent against delays in processing your application, please read all the steps carefully, and ensure that you provide all documentation asked for. There are upload/download prompts within the application.
Feel free to reach out to SBA’s resource partners located throughout Alabama if you need assistance with the application process. They are listed at: https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/al/birmingham . Click on Alabama District Office Resource Guide. Resource partners (Small Business Development Centers, SCORE chapters and The Catalyst) are listed beginning on page 11 and ending on Page 12.
Reminder on How to Apply
The Alabama Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network has put together valuable information about what businesses need to do before applying:
- Hard Stuff First: Go to What to Do Now to find the forms you will need.
- On-Demand Webinar: Preparing to Apply for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (COVID-19): Alabama SBDC Network put together an excellent webinar to guide you through the process. Slides | Recording
After familiarizing yourself with the process, begin your application.
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