UP TO $10K DISASTER ADVANCE AVAILABLE – DOES NOT REQUIRE REPAYMENT

nonprofits and businesses are urged to apply

Massachusetts District Office – March 2020

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UP TO $10K Disaster Loan Advance

EIDL


Dear Small Business, Friends and Partners

Yesterday evening, EIDL applicants that already submitted in the previous system received an email instructing those that wish to request a FORGIVABLE advance of up to $10K to submit a new application on the new portal.

If you are submitting a new application, please follow the new streamlined steps in the portal (https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/) as the questions are mostly the same from all the required documents in the previous version of the portal. 

All small businesses and nonprofits are encouraged to apply for EIDL and request an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000.  The  loan advance will not have to be repaid.    

If you already submitted an application and want to check on status, please call customer service at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail disastercustomerservice@sba.gov

Thank you for your continued patience as we are committed to continually providing updated information as we get it. 

Bob

 

Please direct all inquiries and questions to our District Office email at:

MassachusettsDO@sba.gov

 

Regards,

Bob Nelson
District Director 

Email


Massachusetts District 

Office Directory

District Director
Robert Nelson 

robert.nelson@sba.gov

Deputy District Director
Peter Kontakos

peter.kontakos@sba.gov

Springfield Branch Manager
Oreste Varela

oreste.varela@sba.gov

Lead Lender Relations Specialist
Ili Spahiu

ili.spahiu@sba.gov

Lender Relations Specialist
Dan Martiniello

daniel.martiniello@sba.gov

Lender Relations Specialist
Carlos Hernandez

carlos.hernandez1@sba.gov

Lead Business Opportunity / EDS
Nadine Boone

nadine.boone@sba.gov

Business Opportunity Specialist
Susan Lourie

susan.lourie@sba.gov

Economic Development Specialist
Lisa Gonzalez Welch

lisa.welch@sba.gov

Public Affairs Specialist
Norman Eng

norman.eng@sba.gov

 


Additional Links and Resources:

If you are ready to apply online and just need an aid to walk you through the questions, please review the STEP-BY-STEP PDF and the RECORDED WEBINAR below…

Handout: SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

Handout: Asistencia de Desastre de la SBA en Respuesta al Coronavirus


RESOURCE PARTNERS

CWE

Center for Women and Enterprise is open virtually!

How are you being impacted and what do you need?

CWE is doing a SURVEY to understand our local small businesses. 

Please FILL OUT THE SURVEY and let them know how your business is being impacted by the current pandemic.  Share what issues you are facing, questions you are having and resources you need.

CWE will mobilize the network of small business expert friends to help you address specific challenges you may be having in your business in the coming weeks. 


MSBDC

WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

Staff are working remotely and can be reached via email or telephone. MSBDC is committed to supporting entrepreneurs during these very challenging times.

MSBDC advisors can assist businesses with disaster loan applications.

If you are not currently a client and would like to speak with a counselor, please find your region and reach out to the REGIONAL OFFICE SERVING YOU.

Berkshire Regional Office
33 Dunham Mall, Suite 103
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-499-0933 | Fax: 413-499-3005
www.msbdc.org/berkshire

Central Regional Office
Clark University
The Carriage House, 125 Woodland Street
Worcester, MA 01610
508-793-7615 | Fax: 508-793-8890
www.clarku.edu/offices/sbdc

Northeast Regional Office
Salem State University
121 Loring Avenue, Suite 310
Salem, MA 01970
978-542-6343 | Fax: 978-542-6345
www.salemstate.edu/sbdc

Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Scibelli Enterprise Center
1 Federal Street, Building 1
Springfield, MA 01105
413-545-6303 | Fax: 413-737-2312
https://www.massptac.org

Southeast Regional Office
200 Pocasset Street
Fall River, MA 02721
508-673-9783 | Fax: 508-674-1929
www.msbdc.org/semass

Western Regional Office
Scibelli Enterprise Center
One Federal Street, Building 101
Springfield, MA 01105-1160
413-577-1768 | Fax: 413-737-2312
www.msbdc.org/wmass

(IF ANY CONTACTS IN THIS EMAIL DO NOT WORK, PLEASE REACH OUT TO NORM AND LET US KNOW!!     Email: norman.eng@sba.gov)  


SCORE BOSTON

FIND APPOINTMENT NOW

Counseling Sessions with BOSTON SCORE CHAPTER:
If you want to speak with a counselor, SCORE is doing tele-consults. Just pick a date and time to schedule a session and enter your contact info, they are doing sessions by phone and Zoom video app. 

Reach out to other SCORE CHAPTERS throughout the state below.

SCORE Boston Chapter

SCORE Worcester Chapter

SCORE Northeastern Massachusetts Chapter

SCORE Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter

SCORE Western Massachusetts Chapter

SCORE Cape Cod Chapter

SCORE Rhode Island (Serving Fall River, New Bedford)

 


UPCOMING WEBINARS

SCORE Boston Webinar

Thursday  4/2/20 at 10am
6 Essential Steps to Create An eBook to Market Your Business

Thursday  4/16/20 at 10am
Intellectual Property for Small Businesses

Wednesday  4/29/20 at 10am
Funding Options – What to consider and Where to Find It.


WEBINAR: Disaster Assistance in Chinese (Mandarin)

Thursday, April 2, 2020 from 1:00 P.M to 2:00 P.M.

REGISTER

How to Apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and Other Assistance Programs for your Business/Non-profit Organization

中文網上說明會

如何申請聯邦經濟受損災難貸款及其他新協助方案

小企業及非營利組織

Presenters:

Norman Eng, Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration

Man-Li Kuo, Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration

講員: 郭曼麗,經濟發展專員,聯邦小企業部


webinar

WEBINAR: Thirty on Thursday: Coronavirus Response Act – What Does this Mean for Employers?

30 mins

Thursday April 2 at 11AM – 11:30AM

REGISTER

Join us for a conversation hosted by AIM with Robert Nelson, District Director of SBA’s Massachusetts District Office, and Ili Spahiu, Lead Lender Relations Specialist at the SBA to learn how your business could qualify for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan. The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing due to COVID-19.


WEBINAR with SCORE Western Massachusetts and Oreste Varela Springfield Branch Manager

April 2 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm using Zoom

(register to get the online meeting site)

with speakers:

  • Jim Gosselin, Certified SCORE Mentor
  • Len Gendron, Vice Chairman & Workshop Chairman

REGISTER

SCORE


WEBINAR with Venture Cafe Cambridge

Thursday April 2 at 4PM

Venture Cafe

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE VIRTUAL VENTURE CAFE ON 4/2/20 BEGINNING AT 3PM

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Overview

As of Wednesday, March 18th the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program has been activated statewide in Massachusetts. Staff from the local district office are ready to help small businesses understand the resources available and navigate the process of submitting a disaster loan application.

Updated details about the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan and how to apply will be provided.

Dan

Lender Relations Specialist  Dan Martiniello will be joining the virtual Connect conference that will be broadcasted on Venture Cafe's Facebook page and Youtube Channel 

>> More info at Venture Cafe

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE VIRTUAL VENTURE CAFE ON 4/2/20 BEGINNING AT 3PM


ON-DEMAND INFORMATION

RECORDED INTERVIEW: Bob Nelson on North Shore Conversations

Listen to District Director Robert Nelson on a recorded podcast with Laura Swanson Executive Director at the Enterprise Center at Salem State University talk about statewide activation of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.

LISTEN HERE

Bob


Boston SCORE:  Coronavirus – What Employers and Employees Need to Know

View On-Demand

Topics will include:

Most recent legislative updates and the impact on your business
What to do should you face a temporary closure or reduction in staff
Understanding Sick Time, Vacation/PTO and FMLA – what to offer and when
Employee Health Guidelines – what to do should an employee disclose exposure to the virus or become symptomatic

(Presented by Boston SCORE Chapter)

SCORE


OTHER RESOURCES & ANNOUNCEMENTS

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