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Nearly $30 Billion in PPP, EIDL Funds Approved for Pacific Northwest Small Businesses, Nonprofits

PPP Application Deadline Aug. 8;  
SBA Debt Relief, EIDL Still Options for Financing  

 
SEATTLE – As part of economic relief efforts related to the Coronavirus pandemic, nearly $30 billion in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) funds have been approved for small businesses and nonprofits in the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Pacific Northwest Region serving Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. 
 
To put that in perspective, during fiscal year 2019, the SBA approved $1.6 billion in the Pacific Northwest and $28 billion nationally as part of the agency’s traditional small business loan programs. 
 
Combined PPP, EIDL and EIDL Advance Loan Data for the Pacific Northwest 

  Total Loan Numbers  Total Loan Volume 
Alaska  28,096  Nearly $1.7 billion 
Idaho  60,317  $3.2 billion+ 
Oregon  152,809  Nearly $9 billion  
Washington  251,265  Nearly $16 billion  
Pacific Northwest  492,487  Nearly $30 billion  
 
 
Nationally, the SBA has provided more than $660 billion in economic relief to small businesses across the country through the PPP, the EIDL and the business loan debt relief program.  
 
 
PPP Progress and Important Dates 
 
According to SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza, the PPP alone has supported the employment of more than 50 million American workers and greater than 80% of the small business payroll across the country. 
 
PPP Loan Data as of July 24, 2020 
PPP reports available for download 
  Loan Numbers  Loan Volume 
Alaska  11,417  Nearly $1.3 billion 
Idaho  30,490  Nearly $2.6 billion 
Oregon  64,130  Nearly $7 billion 
Washington  103,621  More than $12.3 billion 
Pacific Northwest  209,658  More than $23 billion 
National*  More than 5 million*  Nearly $520 billion* 
  
 
*National data as of July 27, 2020 
 
“More than 5,400 lenders nationwide stepped up to deliver PPP loans to small businesses, nonprofits and the self-employed. During the past few months, lenders have worked with us long hours, late nights and weekends to save America’s businesses and it’s paying off,” SBA Pacific Northwest Regional Administrator Jeremy Field. “Lenders have told me many stories about tears of joy and gratitude from their small business clients. Their individual stories validate the impactful data we’re seeing.”  
 
The last day the SBA can accept new PPP applications is Friday, Aug. 8. However, Field advises local businesses and eligible organizations to start the PPP application process this week as connecting with a lender and compiling necessary paperwork can take some time.  
 
He adds that the Aug. 8 deadline is for lenders to submit applications to the SBA for approval so a borrower needs to submit their application and paperwork ahead of that date. 
 
Borrowers will work with and apply to their lenders for PPP loan forgiveness. More information on PPP forgiveness is available at www.sba.gov/paycheckprotection
 
SBA Debt Relief Another Financing Option 
 
For small businesses that need additional financing beyond the PPP, the SBA will pay six months of principal, interest, and any associated fees that borrowers owe for all loans in its traditional lending programs – specifically 7(a), 504, and Microloans – disbursed prior to Sept. 27, 2020.  
 
The agency has already been paying these fees for current 7(a), 504, and Microloans in regular servicing status. 
 
“Access to capital has always been a top need for small businesses and that is even more so true as businesses navigate a new economic reality,” Field said. “As part of our agency’s relief efforts, we want more businesses to know of this added benefit to traditional SBA loan programs. Our network of lenders stepped up for the PPP and we will continue to work with them to provide small businesses financing through the SBA 7(a), 504 and Microloan programs.” 
 
More information about SBA Debt Relief is at www.sba.gov/coronavirusrelief
 
 
EIDL Still Available for Businesses, Nonprofits 
 
EIDL applications continue to be processed and accepted as another financing option for small businesses and nonprofits impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.  
 
In just three months, the SBA approved and disbursed nearly twice as many EIDL loans for COVID-19 than it has for all other disasters in the combined 67-year history of the agency.  
 
EIDL and EIDL Advance Data as of July 15, 2020 
Full EIDL and EIDL Advance reports available for download 
  EIDL Loan Numbers  EIDL Loan Volume  Advance Loan Numbers  Advance Loan Volume 
Alaska  6,290  $383 million  10,389  Nearly $33 million 
Idaho  9,934  Nearly $562 million  19,893  Nearly $61 million 
Oregon  30,967  Nearly $1.8 billion  57,712  $183 million+ 
Washington  51,397  $3.2 billion+  96,247  Nearly $309 million 
Pacific Northwest  98,588  Nearly $6 billion  184,241  Nearly $586 million 
National  2.6 million+  $150 billion+  5.7 million+  $20 billion 
 
 
More information about the EIDL is at www.sba.gov/disaster.  
 
For more information about all COVID-19 resources and financing options for small businesses visit www.sba.gov/coronavirus.   
 
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About the U.S. Small Business Administration   
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov. The Pacific Northwest Region serves Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. 

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