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Louisiana Eligible for SBA Loans to Help Mitigate COVID-19 Impact


Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Thursday, March 19 that small businesses in all 64 Louisiana parishes can access federal Small Business Administration disaster aid in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.

SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza confirmed Louisiana’s more than 440,000 small business are eligible to apply for up to $2 million in low-interest federal disaster loans per small business to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing related to the COVID-19 (coronavirus). The assistance is part of the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act recently signed by President Trump.

The list of states and counties can be found by clicking here.

These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. Loan terms (3.75% interest rate for small businesses; 2.75% for nonprofits) may be extended up to 30 years. Click here for SBA eligibility and how to apply.

For additional information, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center at 800-659-2955 or by email at

As questions or concerns arise, we ask that you contact us so we can address them as quickly as possible to ensure we continue to meet your needs. As a reminder, you can always monitor our COVID-19 Updates webpage by clicking here for the latest or our social media accounts at LinkedInTwitter or Facebook. We hope you will monitor these regularly.

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