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Posted on: March 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] SBA Disaster Assistance Information

The state is gathering information about COVID-19’s impact on businesses and non-profit organizations in order to expedite the activation of the federal Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. We’re asking businesses to submit the SBA EIDL Worksheet (see full email from the state below) as soon as possible.

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From: Whitaker, Susan (SEA) [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Friday, March 13, 2020 9:46 AM
Subject: SBA Disaster Assistance Information

Good morning Partners and friends,

The MA Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and Baker-Polito Administration are working closely with the U.S. SBA to activate the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program which would provide assistance to eligible businesses and non-profits impacted by COVID-19.

The 1st step in this process is to meet a minimum threshold of affected businesses within MA.

Affected small businesses and non-profits should download, complete, and submit the SBA EIDL Worksheet ( ) & Instructions to expedite activation of the EIDL program.

Completed forms can be submitted by email to [email protected] or by fax to (508) 820-1401. If you do fax the form, please include your e mail. Please note, this initial survey form is not a SBA loan application. 


When the EIDL program is activated, you will be contacted to apply directly to the SBA and this website will be updated with application details. For questions, please contact [email protected]

About the EIDL program: EIDLs provide small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses until normal operations resume.

Thank you for getting this information out to impacted businesses and to your respective networks as we are trying to get enough support as quickly as possible in order to get an SBA declaration for MA and the ability to do direct loans for this disaster ASAP.

All the best,


Sue Whitaker

Regional Director – Greater Boston

Massachusetts Office of Business Development

1515 Hancock Street, Suite 402

Quincy, MA 02169

Phone: 617-620-1005

[email protected]

This communication and any communication incorporated herein, including attachments, may be subject to public disclosure as a “public record,” as defined by M. G. L. c. 4, § 7, and subject to public inspection, examination and copying pursuant to M. G. L. c. 66, § 10. Any communication with this agency whether in response to this communication or otherwise may itself be subject to public inspection and copying pursuant to M. G. L. c. 66, § 10, unless protected by statutory exemption.

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