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The SBA Offers Continuing Financial Support

Most notably for SMEs, the SBA is the source of STEP Grant funding to each state in the US. Check with your state’s international office for details.

As a repeat from earlier articles, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) ended on May 31, 2021. Existing borrowers may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness.


For coronavirus relief options, please visit: Contact SBA.


The SBA extends financial assistance to for-profit small businesses through its lending partners, such as banks, certified development companies, and microloan intermediaries. For information on the SBA 7(a) loan program including eligibility, please visit:

The SBA also has resource partners available to assist you with your business. SCORE, Women Business Centers and Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) that can provide you with free counseling and technical assistance on getting started, developing your business plan and/or expanding your small business. To locate the resource closest to you, go to its website:   

For additional questions, call or email the SBA Answer Desk – see below.

National SBA Answer Desk

U.S. Small Business Administration



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