COVID-19 Relief Funding is Still Available

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Seattle District Office  - July 8, 2021

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Coping with COVID-19

In this newsletter, you can learn more about:

Applying for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

Did you know that an EIDL has a lower interest rate than most credit cards?

An EIDL helps businesses meet financial obligations and operating expenses that could have been met had the disaster not occurred. The terms are for 30 years at a 3.75% fixed interest rate for businesses and 2.75% fixed interest rate for nonprofits. The deadline to apply is Dec. 31, 2021. 

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Increasing Your Existing EIDL

COVID-19 EIDLs can be modified by increasing the amount up to 24 months of economic injury or a maximum of $500,000, whichever is less.

Steps to request an increase:

  1. Log into your SBA loan portal account at: 
  2. Click on the button that reads "Request More Funds"
  3. Disclose any changes to the business since the original EIDL application was submitted
  4. Identify the form used for your most recent tax return (ex. Form 1040 Schedule C)
  5. Use the slide bar to select a new (increased) loan amount 
  6. Electronically sign an IRS Form 4506-T, which allows SBA to obtain tax transcripts directly from the IRS
  7. Submit the request for processing 
  8. Monitor your email for correspondence regarding your request 

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Getting Help with Your EIDL Application or Increase Request

The SBA Disaster Customer Service Center is available to provide assistance seven days a week from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT by phone at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY/TDD: 1-800-877-8339) or email at

Additional resources for information:

July 15: Getting Back on Track Webinar

The SBA & Public Private Strategies Institute (PPSI) are providing a webinar on Thursday, July 15 at 11 a.m. for you to learn more about programs that will help your business get back on track.

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Upcoming Events

Friday, July 9

10 a.m. | Updates to PPP Loan Forgiveness Instructions

Monday, July 12

10:30 a.m. | Creating a Quick Business Plan in Three Hours

Tuesday, July 13

8 a.m. | Idaho Tax and Business Basics for Self-Employed 

8:30 a.m. | Grow with a Pro (Accounting Professional) * 

10 a.m. | Employer Incentive Programs: How to Apply for Reimbursement

10:30 a.m. | Profit Soup (2-day series)

2 p.m. | Employer Guide to Workers' Rights

5:30 p.m. | Business Planning: Launch & Grow (4 part series)

Wednesday, July 14

10:30 a.m. | Understanding the Changes in Agricultural Overtime Laws

2 p.m. | Small Business Requirements and Resources - Grow Your Business in WA

2 p.m. | Isolated Worker Protections

Thursday, July 15

8 a.m. | Launching an eCommerce Store

11 a.m. | Learn from an Expert How to Pivot and Successfully Re-Emerge Your Business During COVID

1 p.m. | Tax Essentials for New and Existing Business Owners

1 p.m. | Coaching for Entrepreneurs: Building an Effective Website Live Build

2 p.m. | Overtime Exemptions Training

Friday, July 16

10 a.m. | Small Business Flex Fund Webinar

Tuesday, July 20

8:30 a.m. | Grow with a Pro (Insurance Professional) * 

10:30 a.m. | Creating a Career & Life Portfolio

Wednesday, July 21 

12 p.m. | Idaho Tax and Business Basics for Small Business

2 p.m. | Get Started

Thursday, July 22

8 a.m. | Combating the Labor Shortage

9 a.m. | QuickBooks Online Basics You Need to Know * 

10 a.m. | Small Business: Understanding Tax Credits 

11 a.m. | How to Write a Business Plan

11:30 a.m. | Business Expert Session: Getting Loan Ready - Business Loan Basics

* SBA's participation or support is not an endorsement of any product, service, or entity.