SBA News: Applying for more COVID-19 EIDL funding, upcoming trainings and more

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Increasing Your Existing COVID-19 EIDL Loan


Need more funding?  Have a COVID-19 EIDL?  Did you know it can be modified by increasing the amount up to 24 months of economic injury or a
maximum of $500,000, whichever is less?  

Check out Page 7, Question #19, on the Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan page for information on how to request more funds.

Host an On-site Vaccination Clinic

On-site vaccination clinics are a critical tool to make vaccinations as accessible as possible to your local community.

Your small business, bank or agency could support this effort. 

The On-Site Vaccination Clinic Toolkit includes a roadmap for working directly with vaccine providers to launch vaccination clinics in places people know and trust, sample roles and responsibilities to guide discussion and planning with your vaccine provider, and points-of-contact for vaccine providers offering on-site vaccination services. 

Additionally, if your organization operates across multiple geographies and is interested in launching a national partnership with vaccine providers, please reach out to for additional information and assistance.

Community Navigator

Community Navigator Webinar

The SBA is accepting applications for the new Community Navigator Pilot Program, which is open to nonprofit organizations, state, local, and tribal governments, SBA resource partners, and other community organizations to assist small businesses during recovery.

On June 4 at 12pm CT, SBA will conduct a technical webinar to provide potential applicants important information about the Community Navigator Pilot Program. 

Register Now 

Competitive grant awards will range from $1 million to $5 million for a two-year performance period.  Applicants have until July 12 to submit their applications at  

Additional SBA Trainings

The SBA Minnesota District Office is hosting training webinars to provide SBA COVID-19 funding options and general technical assistance to help entrepreneurs and small business owners start, grow, expand, and recover. 

To learn more and register today, visit the links below:

  • COVID Relief Office Hours
    June 16, 30, 2 p.m.; Register
  • Grow Your LGBTQ Small Business with SBA Programs and LGBTBE Certification 
    June 23, 12 p.m.; Register

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SBA Resource Partner Trainings

  • Startup Innovation Workshop: Unleash the Power of Your Idea! (Entrepreneur Fund)
    June 5, 9 a.m.; Learn More
  • New Women Entrepreneurs – This Is Your Time to Start a Business
    (4 part series from SCORE) 
    June 7-29, 12 p.m.; Learn More
  • Google for Nonprofits (SCORE)
    June 8, 1:30 p.m.; Learn More
  • Starting a Food Business (SCORE)
    June 8, 11:30 a.m.; Learn More
  • Personalized Marketing (SBDC)
    June 8, 3:30 p.m.; Learn More
  • Marketing Basics (SCORE)
    June 8, 12 p.m.; Learn More
  • Essential Marketing for Today's Business (SBDC)
    June 9, 9 a.m.; Learn More
  • Gender and Culture Difference in Negotiation (SCORE)
    June 9, 11 a.m.; Learn More
  • Introduction to the Defense Innovation Unit (Defense Alliance) 
    June 10, 11 a.m.; Learn More
  • Digital Marketing (SCORE)
    June 10, 11 a.m.; Learn More
  • Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit 
    June 11, 9 a.m.; Learn More
  • PPP and Other COVID Relief Options (SCORE)
    June 15, 9 a.m.; Learn More
  • National Science Foundation SBIR/STTR Information Session (Minnesota SBIR/STTR Accelerator)
    June 15, 9-10 AM; Learn More
  • Multicultural Marketing (SCORE)
    June 16, 11 a.m.; Learn More
  • Intro to Social Media Advertising (SCORE)
    June 17, 2 p.m.; Learn More
  • 4 Essential Ingredients to a High Converting Sales Page (SCORE)
    June 17, 11 a.m.; Learn More

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