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Resources for Small Businesses

AVAILABLE RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Facebook Grants

Facebook is offering $100 million in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in more than 30 countries. This program is intended to help keep your workforce going strong, cover rent and operational costs and connect with customers. Many volleyball clubs could be eligible for said grants.

This program will begin accepting applications in the coming weeks. You can sign up for updates by visiting the Facebook grants page.

Universal Deductions and Expanded Loans for Nonprofits

This program is expected to clear congress Friday as part of a $2 trillion coronavirus bailout legislation. It would allow nonitemizers to deduct up to $300 in cash giving for the 2020 tax year, and would make smaller nonprofits eligible for loans of up $10 million each.

The bill would lift the cap on annual giving from 60 percent of adjusted gross income to 100 percent, and nonprofits with 500 or fewer employees would be eligible for guaranteed loans of up to $10 million (up from $1 million) or a third of their annual operating expenses. Nonprofits that keep their employees on the payroll from February 15 to June 30 could have their loans forgiven, turning the loan into a grant.

To read more about the potential of this program, visit philanthropy.com.

Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Loans

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is working with state governors to offer Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most states are now opening Economic Injury Disaster Loan programs which are intended to aid small businesses directly affected by COVID-19. The program provides working capital loans that may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that could have been paid had this disaster not occurred.

Please review the information below thoroughly and consult with the SBA to determine if this program is right for you. Questions about eligibility, loan amounts or other details should be directed to your local SBA office. For more information and to apply, visit the SBA Disaster Loan website.

SBA Disaster Assistance Loans Specifics
Eligible Entities
  • Applicants must meet the SBA requirements of a small business subject to revenue and employee limits
  • Businesses directly affected by COVID-19
Ineligible Entities
  • Agricultural Enterprises: If the primary activity of the business (including its affiliates) is as defined in Section 18(b)(1) of the Small Business Act, neither the business nor its affiliates are eligible
  • Religious Organizations
  • Gambling Concerns (Ex: Concerns that derive more that 1/3 of their annual gross revenue from legal gambling activities)
  • Casinos & Racetracks (Ex: Businesses whose purpose for being is gambling (e.g., casinos, racetracks, poker parlors, etc.) are not eligible regardless of 1/3 criteria above.
  • Cannabis Industry
Loan Approval Criteria
  • Credit History: Applicants must have a credit history acceptable to SBA
  • Repayment: SBA must determine that the applicant business has the ability to repay the SBA loan
How Much You Can Borrow
  • Eligible entities may qualify for loans up to $2 million
  • The interest rates for this disaster are 3.75 percent for small businesses and 2.75 percent for nonprofit organizations with terms up to 30 years
  • Eligibility for these working capital loans are based on the size (must be a small business) and type of business and its financial resources
How the Funds Can Be Used
  • These working capital loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred
  • The loans are not intended to replace lost sales or profits or for expansion
  • Funds cannot be used to pay down long-term debt
What is Needed to Apply
  • Completed SBA loan application (SBA Form 5)
  • Tax Information Authorization (IRS Form 4506T) for the applicant, principals and affiliates
  • Complete copies of the most recent Federal Income Tax Return
  • Schedule of Liabilities (SBA Form 2202)
  • Personal Financial Statement (SBA Form 413)
  • Income, balance sheet, and cash flow documents
  • Other Information may also be requested
Other Information That May Be Requested
  • Complete copy, including all schedules, of the most recent Federal income tax return for principals, general partners or managing member, and affiliates (see filing requirements for more information)
  • If the most recent Federal income tax return has not been filed, a year-end profit-and-loss statement and balance sheet for that tax year
  • A current year-to-date profit-and-loss statement
  • Additional Filing Requirements (SBA Form 1368) providing monthly sales figures
How Soon Will Businesses Receive Money?
  • Eligible businesses that submit complete loan packages could receive money within three (3) weeks
  • Incomplete information and verification of collateral will delay approval process
How to Apply
  • Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela
  • Paper loan applications can be downloaded from www.sba.gov/disaster. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155
  • Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov