Ohio received official declaration of disaster that will open up the availability of loans for working capital to assist with the impact caused by COVID-19.

Businesses can begin the application process at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela .

We understand that this is an emotional time and nerves are high. When applying, please take your time. Ensure you are providing all the information completely and checking all the boxes. Save the information you have uploaded as you go to ensure work has not been lost. If you do not provide complete information it will slow down your process of applying and ultimately receiving funds. Do not submit the application until you are done uploading all the required information.

When registering, note your username and password. If you aren’t able to complete the application in one sitting, you can return back to the website, click register, and enter your user name and password to continue entering.

As always, Ohio University staff is available. It is best to reach SBDC staff via email as they all are working remotely. Find their contact info HERE.