Small Business Debt Relief Program

by | May 4, 2021 | CARES Act

This program will provide immediate relief to small businesses with non-disaster SBA loans, in 

particular 7(a), 504, and microloans. Under it, SBA will cover all loan payments on these SBA loans, including principal, interest, and fees, for six months. This relief will also be available to new borrowers who take out loans within six months of the President signing the bill into law. 

  • 7(a) loans are an affordable loan product of up to $5 million for borrowers who lack credit elsewhere and need access to versatile financing, providing short-term or long-term working capital and to purchase an existing business, refinance current business debt, or purchase furniture, fixtures and supplies. In the program, banks share a portion of the risk of the loan with SBA.   
  • The 504 Loan Program provides loans of up to $5.5 million to approved small businesses with long term, fixed-rate financing used to acquire fixed assets for expansion or modernization. It is a good option if you need to purchase real estate, buildings, and machinery.   
  • The Microloan Program provides loans up to $50,000 to help small businesses and certain not-for profit childcare centers to start up and expand. The average microloan is about $13,000.   

Additional Resources

Full Debt Relief Details from the SBA

Additional SBA Loan and Relief Options 

Disaster Assistance Options