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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced major enhancements to the COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, a federal disaster relief loan designed to better serve and support our small business communities still reeling from the pandemic, especially hard-hit sectors such as restaurants, gyms, and hotels. The SBA is ready to receive new applications immediately from small businesses looking to take advantage of these new policy changes.

The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) has announced that the application deadline for the 2021 HiSTEP – Company Assistance program has been extended until September 30, 2021.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has re-opened the Shuttered Venue Operations Grant (SVOG) application portal, as well as the the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF).

This program provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19.  Program overview   The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue ...
Read More SBA Announces Launch of Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The SBA will begin accepting applications for the Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) grant program on April 8. The December relief law provided $15 billion nationwide to a new SBA grant program for live venues impacted by the public health crisis.

Join SBA's Loretta Greene for a celebration interview with SBA's 2020 Exporter of the Year.  Hear how they’re finding success in the global marketplace and their business strategies in the face of COVID-19.

Be sure to visit our COVID-19 Hawaii Business Resource Page. SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Program Reopened to All Eligible Small Businesses and Non-Profits Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic Release Date:  Monday, June 15, 2020 Release Number:  20-47 Contact: Press_Office@sba.gov, (202) 205-7036 WASHINGTON – To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. ...
Read More Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

Please join the U.S. Small Business Administration to learn more about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) programs which are providing emergency working capital and disaster assistance to farmers, ranchers, and agricultural businesses impacted by COVID-19. PPP and EIDL help keep agricultural businesses viable, bringing stability to our nation’s critically ...
Read More SBA Webinar on PPP & EIDL for Farmers and Ag Small Businesses

Additional SBA Funding On April 23, 2020, Representative Ed Case announced the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. See his press release here. This $483 billion bill, which the President signed into law earlier today, provides critically needed funding for the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) COVID-19 relief programs. This ...
Read More Congress Approves Additional SBA Funding

Hawai‘i small businesses suffering financial losses due to the impact of COVID-19 can now file for low-interest working capital loans of up to $2 million from the Small Business Administration (SBA).