March 19, 2020


Economic development partners – Thanks to the hard work of our State partners, Indiana is the first in the region to be designated as an eligible area for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance for COVID-19. Please share the below and attached information with your small businesses and encourage them to apply AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. As more information becomes available, we will deliver through our subscriber network and post via Twitter @SBA_Indiana


For detailed information on SBA programs for the coronavirus, visit and for information on all federal programs, visit or (en Español).


Lindsay Maliqi
Economic Development Specialist

Indiana District Office
U.S. Small Business Administration

(317) 226-7272 x128

(317) 995-1791 (Cell)

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Now Open for Indiana Small Businesses

Thanks to a concerted effort by our partners throughout the state, Indiana small businesses can now apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL).

What's an EIDL?

  • The SBA EIDL program can provide low-interest loans of up to $2M to businesses and private non-profits.

  • EIDLs may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills. 

  • The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available elsewhere. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%.

  • EIDLs have long-term repayment options, up to a maximum of 30 years. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based on borrower's ability to repay.

How do I apply?

What's next?

Handout - SBA Disaster Assistance Resources for Businesses

Asistencia de Desastre de la SBA en Respuersta al Coronovirus

Presentation - SBS Disaster Assistance in Response to Coronavirus