APPLY TODAY: Economic Injury Disaster Loans for Massachusetts Small Businesses

Massachusetts District Office - March 2020

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MA Disaster Declaration Approved: SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) Now Available Statewide

COVID-19: Guidance for Small Businesses

Dear Small Business, Friends and Partners

Please be advised that Massachusetts received approval for the disaster declaration statewide for small businesses and private non-profits to apply for the SBA EIDL loan program. 

Please visit the SBA's Disaster guidance web page:    

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications to mail in forms at: .

Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email for more information on SBA disaster assistance.  

Individuals who need language assistance, may ask for an interpreter once you call in and reach a customer service specialist. 

Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

My office is conducting training webinars for our resource partners/lenders and small businesses on the SBA EIDL loan program.  

Thank you, 

Bob Nelson
SBA Massachusetts District Director

Additional Links and Resources:

Fact Sheet: MA 16344 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Fact Sheet

PDF: SBA Disaster Program and Step-by-Step Application Overview

Handout: SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

Handout: Asistencia de Desastre de la SBA en Respuesta al Coronavirus


Disaster Processing Tip: Make sure Economic Injury Disaster Loan is selected

Many business applicants are not checking the correct option when applying and consequently getting kicked off the Disaster Loan Application Portal.  The contractors have researched this and found that people are not selecting the correct option.  Please advise all sole proprietors that they MUST select the Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Option as shown below, in order to proceed with applying for the EIDLs for the Coronavirus situation.  If they select the wrong option, they do not have to re-register but they will need to start the application again.




Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application Process

Friday March 20 | 10:00 am

(no registration required, login below)

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To join by phone Dial Toll number: +1 (202) 765-1264
and enter Conference ID: 215357484# 

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(Presented by SBA MA District Office)



Coronavirus – What Employers and Employees Need to Know


Topics will include:

Most recent legislative updates and the impact on your business
What to do should you face a temporary closure or reduction in staff
Understanding Sick Time, Vacation/PTO and FMLA – what to offer and when
Employee Health Guidelines – what to do should an employee disclose exposure to the virus or become symptomatic

(Presented by Boston SCORE Chapter)


SBA Disaster Loan Program


Wendell Davis, SBA New England Regional Administrator will be providing an overview of the disaster loan program.

(U.S. Department of Commerce in partnership with the Connecticut District Export Council )

SBA’s cooperation does not constitute or imply endorsement of any opinions, products, and/or services. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Handicapped Accessible.