California SBA EIDL Loan Increase Request

California SBA EIDL Loan Increase Request

California EIDL disaster loans have been approved over 585,007 small businesses and companies in the State of California amounting to over $56,728,037,997 in California EIDL loans processed as of 12/23/21. If your California business entity has already received a US Small Business Administration (SBA) loan, you may be eligible for more COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) money from the EIDL program in California.

You can follow the process and request a California SBA EIDL loan increase, up to the current $2,000,000 maximum, based on your maximum eligibility from your 2019 tax return figures for your business in California.

California EIDL loans were previously limited to $150,000, and then raised to $500,000. On 9/8/21, the SBA increased the California EIDL loan limit from $500,000 to the current $2 million.

How to Request an Increase in the California SBA EIDL Loan?

Once you log into the California SBA online EIDL portal, you may or may not see a button titled  “Request an Increase” or “Request more funds”. If you do not see that button, an EIDL increase must be done manually and in letter form.

Click on the button and use the slider bar to select a new increased loan amount.

If you don’t see the button to increase the loan amount, you can directly reach out to SBA by email and request a loan increase.

Send an email to [email protected] with the subject line “EIDL Increase Request for [insert your 10-digit application number]“. Make sure to include all the necessary information such as application number, phone number, etc. in the body of the email.

You will receive a confirmation email for your California SBA EIDL loan increase request saying “Thank you for contacting the Covid EIDL Increase Team. Your request has been received and will be processed in the order it was received.

It may take several weeks before you receive a response from California SBA.

California EIDL Loan Modification and Increase Request Strategy

For a complete SBA EIDL loan modification strategy on how to do an increase request to maximize your chances of receiving the maximum eligibility your California business qualifies for, please schedule a call with us directly.

In California, there are varying factors to consider if your increase request is under $500,000, or over $500,000. These are very important factors you should know to maximize your chances of getting a “yes” for your California company.

Contact us today to schedule a call with one of our SBA loan consultants to discuss the best strategy that will work for your business in CA.

California SBA EIDL Loan Increase Request Guidelines

Here are some terms and rules when you apply for a California SBA EIDL loan increase:

  • 30-year term with a 3.75% fixed rate for business and 2.75% for nonprofits.
  • SBA will record a UCC filing for a loan amount over $25,000.
  • No real estate collateral is required for any loans below $500,000.
  • May use funds to pay off other business loans or business debt.

How Long Does it Take to Get a California SBA Loan Increase?

The estimated timeline for approval is three weeks for amounts under $500,000 and six weeks for amounts over $500,000.

If you are waiting on approval for a loan under $500,000 and an increase to over $500,000, the timeline is closer to nine weeks.

How Does Getting a California SBA Loan Increase Working Capital?

Getting the California SBA EIDL loan increase will allow you to get increased business financing. The new money plus your existing California SBA EIDL funds will give you more working capital.

You may use the increased funds for any business purpose such as increasing payroll for California employees, buying equipment, or increasing inventory.

How to Increase the Chances of Getting Preapproved for a California SBA Loan?

Do More Paperwork.

If you are eligible, you must submit Form 4506T to the SBA, which allows it to ask the IRS for a tax return transcript.

Additional documents will be required for loans over $500,000.

Apply for a Loan Increase.

Apply for a loan increase through SBA’s portal if you are eligible. In some cases you might not see the option even when you are eligible, thus check back again after some time.

If you can’t see the button yet, apply for a loan increase by emailing them on [email protected] using all the information.

Connect With SBA.

If you have made an error in an application such as adding unverifiable information or haven’t heard anything, then you can email them on [email protected] stating your problem.

Prepare to Wait.

You will need to wait until you get the response from SBA for your application. This might take several weeks. You can connect with the SBA office to get the status of your application. Although, the response takes several weeks of time.

California SBA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

My California SBA EIDL Loan is Currently in the Reconsideration Process / I’ve Requested More Money; What Will Happen After the Deadline Passes?

The application deadline and covered period have been extended until Dec. 31, 2021. However, this deadline is only for businesses that never applied for an EIDL loan before. Increase requests can be done past the deadline.

What can I Use COVID-19 EIDL Funds for? And How is that Different from PPP Funds?

EIDL proceeds can be used to cover a wide array of working capital needs and normal operating expenses, such as the continuation of health care benefits, rent, utilities, and fixed debt payments. For information on the PPP process, please visit sba.gov/relief.

What if I didn’t Accept the Full Amount I was Approved for; Can I Get the Full Amount Now?

If the applicant accepted the loan for less than the full amount originally offered, they have up to two (2) years after the date of the loan note to request an increase to get additional funds, even after the application deadline of Dec. 31, 2021.

If an applicant declined the original loan offer, the loan offer is considered to be withdrawn. Applicants can request a reacceptance within 6 months of the original offer, even after the application deadline of Dec. 31, 2021.

What if I Need More Money than I’ve Been Approved for?

COVID-19 EIDLs can be modified by increasing the amount up to 24 months of the economic injury or a maximum of $500,000, whichever is less. An increase can be requested either before or after accepting the loan. If the applicant is in urgent need of funds, accept the maximum loan amount offered and then request an increase by providing additional documentation.

California SBA EIDL Loan Increase Request Conclusion and Summary

Follow the steps outlined to get the California SBA EIDL loan increase process done.

See below for expert help in accelerating the Loan Modification and Increase Request Process for your company in California.

Conclusion and Summary if Your SBA Loan was Denied in California

If your California SBA loan was denied, the very first option is to file an appeal and request reconsideration for your California EIDL loan. You can also contact an SBA California Loan Specialist to assist you through the whole process, however, it can sometimes be difficult to get personal attention depending on how busy their office is.

If you have any further questions, leave a comment below and we’ll do our best to assist your California business.

California Increase Request and Loan Modification Help:

Need an Increase on Your California SBA EIDL Loan?

Did you already receive a California SBA EIDL loan for your California business?

We can assist your business in requesting additional SBA EIDL loan funds through the increase request and loan modification process in California.

Schedule Your Free Disaster Loan Consultation to see if we may be able to help your business with the SBA Increase Request Process in California.

Was Your California SBA EIDL Loan Denied?

Has your California SBA EIDL loan been denied for your CA business?

We can assist you in filing for an SBA EIDL loan reconsideration appeal for your business in California.

Schedule Your Free Disaster Loan Consultation to see if we may be able to help your business with the SBA Loan Reconsideration Process in California.

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