SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance

Notice: The deadline for Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) applications has been extended through Dec. 31, 2021.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you are a client of Wisconsin’s other SBA resource partners — including WWBIC, Western Wisconsin Women’s Business Center, Veterans Business Outreach Center or SCORE — they also can assist you.

New EIDL Customer Service Number: 833-853-5638

How To Apply

  • ONLINE (RECOMMENDED): Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website (download instructions).
    NOTE: If you are wondering about the status of your application, contact the SBA.
  • BY MAIL: Completed paper applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.


  • SBA session: SBA Wisconsin has been conducting informational webinars about disaster relief including EIDL and PPP. Thousands of business owners like you have gotten answers to their questions during these helpful sessions.
  • Wisconsin SBDC online loan application walkthrough: Consultant Kristi Smith of the Southwest Wisconsin SBDC walks you through the SBA EIDL application process that changed as of March 30, 2020.

About the SBA Loans

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. Learn more in this extensive frequently asked questions list.

Still Need Help?

Our staff is available to help you navigate the process of qualifying and applying for SBA disaster loans. You can ask loan-related and disaster-related questions. Or learn more on the SBDC COVID-19 page.


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