Emergency Economic Injury Grants

This page describes Emergency Economic Injury Grants (EEIG) for the COVID-19 disaster and not other declared disasters. This page is purely informational. You cannot apply for an EEIG through SBA.com®. You can only apply for an EEIG through SBA.gov.

Emergency Economic Injury Grants (EEIG) were grants designed by the SBA to help provide relief for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 disaster. The EEIG is also known as an Economic Injury Disaster Loan Grant. The grant can be as large as $10,000 depending on the number of people employed by the applicant and is given as an advance when an applicant qualifies for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan and will not have to be repaid. You can only apply for this loan directly through the U.S. Small Business Administration website.

Pause Notice:

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan application portal previously stopped accepting new applications on April 15, 2020. The SBA is currently processing all applications that were received before April 15, 2020 and will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. 

New Eligibility Requirements:

  • The SBA has begun accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan applications exclusively to provide relief for U.S. agricultural businesses. As part of the application process, you can request an EEIG (also known as an EIDL Grant).  Eligible agricultural businesses may apply for them now. All existing EIDL eligibility requirements and details still apply. 

Below is a link to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s webpage for COVID-19 EIDL loans, which is the only place you can apply for COVID-19 EIDL loans. BEWARE of other websites that claim to be able to help you access this program.