This section is specifically for small businesses affected by the national emergency

 As a national emergency has been declared,  businesses are now eligible to apply for an Small Business Administration (SBA) loan. To read more on SBA’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disaster Relief Lending go to: https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/sba-newsroom/

Businesses can find more information at:  https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/

You will need to collect the information needed to apply for loans – tax returns, balance sheet, etc. Examples can be found at: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Information/PaperForms

The web address to start an application is: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Account/Login

The government websites are receiving heavy traffic, so they will probably be slow or unresponsive.  PLEASE make sure you are only applying via real government websites.  Do not trust anyone calling, texting, or emailing claiming to be someone or soliciting help.  As of 3/182020 We have already heard of local (Jacksonville) cases of fraudulent representation.  Please be careful.