7(a) Small Business Loan

7(a) loans are the most basic and most used type loan of the Small Business Administration's (SBA) business loan programs. It's name comes from section 7(a) of the Small Business Act, which authorizes the agency to provide business loans to American small businesses.…

Business Physical Disaster Loans

If you are in a declared disaster area and have experienced damage to your business, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the Small Business Administration (SBA). Businesses of any size and most private nonprofit organizations may apply to the SBA for a…

Business and Industrial Loans

The purpose of the Business & Industrial (B&I) Guaranteed Loan Program is to improve, develop, or finance business, industry, and employment and improve the economic and environmental climate in rural communities. This purpose is achieved by bolstering the…

Certified Development Company (CDC) (504) Loan Program

The CDC/504 loan program is a long-term financing tool for economic development within a community. The 504 Program provides growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as equipment or real estate.

Economic Injury Disaster Loans

The Small Business Administration's (SBA) disaster loans are the primary form of Federal assistance for the repair and rebuilding of non-farm, private sector disaster losses. The disaster loan program is the only form of SBA assistance not limited to small…

Equity Investment - Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Program

The Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program, part of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), was created in 1958 to fill the gap between the availability of venture capital and the needs of small businesses in start-up and growth situations. SBICs exist…

Fisherman's Contingency Fund

The Fishermen's Contingency Fund (FCF) was established to compensate fishermen for economic and property losses caused by oil and gas obstructions on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. The fund was established in the U.S. Department of the Treasury, without fiscal year…

Indian Loan Guaranty, Insurance, and Interest Subsidy Program

The purpose of the program is to help Indian-owned businesses obtain commercially-reasonable financing from private sources. The Division of Capital Investment manages the Indian Loan Guaranty, Insurance, and Interest Subsidy Program which breaks through the…

Microloan Program

The MicroLoan Program provides very small loans to start-up, newly established, or growing small business concerns and certain not-for-profit childcare centers. Under this program, SBA makes funds available to nonprofit community based lenders (Microlender…

Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

The purpose of the Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan program (MREIDL) is to provide funds to eligible small businesses to meet its ordinary and necessary operating expenses that it could have met, but is unable to meet, because an essential employee was…