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In response to COVID-19, small business owners, including agricultural businesses, and nonprofit organizations in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories can apply for the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL).
Loan directly from SBA that must be repaid; low-interest, fixed-rate, long-term loan to help overcome the effects of the pandemic by providing working capital to meet operating expenses. Proceeds can be used towards Working capital to make regular payments for operating expenses, including payroll, rent/mortgage, utilities, and other ordinary business expenses, and to pay business debt incurred at any time (past, present, or future).
Maximum Loan Amount : $2 million. Note: SBA will begin approving loans greater than $500,000 on October 8, 2021.
Interest Rates: Businesses, 3.75% fixed / Non-Profits, 2.75% fixed
Deferral: Payments are deferred for the first 2 years (during which interest will accrue), and payments of principal and interest are made over the remaining 28 years. No penalty for prepayment.
Financing Options with the Entrepreneur Fund
Entrepreneur Fund SBA Micro Loan
Entrepreneur Fund SBA Express Loan
On March 16, Governor Walz issued an executive order ensuring workers affected by COVID-19 have full access to unemployment benefits. The order also relieves taxpaying employers of benefit charges associated with COVID-19. This means a company’s unemployment tax rate will not increase if your workers collect unemployment benefits due to COVID-19. If your workers apply for unemployment benefits, DEED will let you know. More information about Unemployment Insurance for employers: https://www.uimn.org/employers/employer-account/news-updates/covid-19.jsp
For employees not covered by unemployment insurance – both the State and Federal government are working on alternative assistance options. More information to come.