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SBA Announces New District Director for North Florida

Jacksonville, FLA. – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Jon “Malcolm” Richards as the North Florida District Director. He will oversee the implementation of SBA programs and services across the 43 county North Florida territory. Richards replaces Michael Barrera as the District Director. Richards brings a wealth…

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SBA to Host Black History Month Live Online Panel February 25

Entrepreneur panel will discuss how to tap SBA’s economic relief programs to help small businesses recover  WHAT:   SBA Black History Month Online Panel: Recognizing the Resilience, Grit and Tenacity of America’s African American Small Business Heroes The  U.S. Small Business Administration will host a live online panel session in celebration of Black History Month for a…

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SBA and lenders take more steps to improve Paycheck Protection Program

Loan data shows 1.3 million loans and significant increase to underserved entrepreneurs WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration and lenders are taking more strides to improve the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) so that small businesses can access much needed PPP funds to persevere through the pandemic, recover, and build back better.  The Administration…

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More than $1.52 Billion in PPP Loans Approved by SBA in Florida in Current Round of Funding That Re-Opened This Month

Date: Jan. 28, 2021 | NFL21-02                         Contact: Nayana.sen@sba.gov | 904-443-1933      lola.kress@sba.gov | 404-330-4737 Jacksonville, Fla. – As part of ongoing transparency of economic aid programs, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently released data summarizing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan approvals made through Jan. 24, 2021. The SBA re-opened the PPP Jan. 11 with $284…

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SBA to Provide One Year 8(a) Program Extension to Participants Due to COVID-19

Release Date: [January 27, 2021] Release Number: 21-14 Contact: [Tiffani.Clements@sba.gov | www.sba.gov/news Public Comments Due by March 15, 2021 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration  published an interim final rule effective January 13, 2021 allowing 8(a) Program participants to elect a one-year program extension in the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program due to the challenges…

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The SBA Takes Steps to Improve First Draw Paycheck Protection Program Loan Review

Release Date: January 26, 2021 Release Number: 21-13 Contact:press_office@sba.gov, www.sba.gov/news WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration is taking steps to improve the First Draw Paycheck Protection Program loan review so that small businesses have as much time as possible to access much needed PPP funds. The Biden-Harris Administration is focused on ensuring small businesses receive…

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