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The Dallas Metropolitan Small Business Development Center in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration and Dallas College, offers free and confidential one-on-one counseling for existing and start up businesses in Dallas County. Learn more about our services and necessary steps to schedule an appointment.


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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

(4-8-20 Update)

The SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) for small businesses is live and operational. All SBA Business owners should apply online at the Disaster Loan Application Portal at .




There are two primary SBA programs underway for small business: the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and the associated Loan Advance; and the Paycheck Protection Plan loan. More information on criteria for qualifying businesses is HERE (


Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

  • The EIDL is a low-cost loan to pay expenses.
  • Interest rate is 3.75%.
  • Term is 30 years.
  • These expenses can be rent, utilities, payroll (employees or contractors), insurance, AP, etc.
  • The SBA is administering this loan directly.
  • Application is at

EIDL Loan Advance ‘grant’

The EIDL Loan Advance is the last question on the EIDL application. It is an up-to-$10,000 advance that will be dispersed in days, not weeks, AND DOES NOT HAVE TO BE PAID BACK. it is akin to a stimulus check for small business.

Paycheck Protection Plan Loan (PPP)

The PPP loans are administered through banks.

  • It will fund 2.5x monthly payroll.
  • The rate is 1%.
  • The term is two years.
  • After 8 weeks, the loan WILL BE FORGIVEN, *IF* you have maintained the same number of full-time equivalent employees and pay rates.
  • Applications are made through individual bank portals.

Find a participating lender HERE ( Each bank sets its own policies on priorities of who to serve

The Dallas Metropolitan SBDC is available to help.