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Updates for the Paycheck Protection Program: PPP funding is still available and other SBA Information

Jun 02, 2020 07:36PM ● By Paul Spear

Updates for the Paycheck Protection Program

PPP funding is still available. Apply today!

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The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, announced that it is setting aside $10 billion of Round 2 funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to be lent exclusively by Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). CDFIs work to expand economic opportunity in low-income communities by providing access to financial products and services for local residents and businesses. These dedicated funds will further ensure that the PPP reaches all communities in need of relief during the COVID-19 pandemic – a key priority for President Trump.

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Additional Information

SBA PPP Loan Approvals (as of 5/30/20)

  • Nationwide: Number of loans 4.5 million for $510.2 billion
  • California: Number of loans 524,172 for $66.4 billion

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Agricultural Businesses May Apply for SBA's EIDL and Loan Advance

Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance EIDL Coronavirus


The SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Loan Advance application is still available for agricultural businesses and early EIDL applicants that have an application confirmation number that begins with a "2", or that submitted via mailed hardcopy, fax, email, or document upload, and have not yet applied with the streamlined online application that produces a confirmation number that begins with a "3". 

No other new applicants will be accepted at this time. We do not know if or when this loan program will be available for other new applicants.

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SBA EIDL Approvals (as of 5/23/20)

  • Nationwide: Number of loans 430,906 for $37.9 billion
  • California: Number of loans 73,711 for $7.2 billion

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Changes Coming for SBA's WOSB Certification Program

WOSB Ready Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting program Certification changes


Starting on July 15, 2020, the certification process for Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) and Economically Disadvantaged WOSBs (EDWOSBs) will begin to change as SBA implements Congress’ changes to the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program (WOSB Federal Contracting Program), as put forth in the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

These new regulations make it easier for qualified small businesses to participate in the WOSB Federal Contracting Program by improving the customer experience. At the same time, the SBA is strengthening oversight and maintaining the integrity of the certification process.

  • Between now and July 15, 2020, certified WOSBs must download their documentation, currently housed in the WOSB Program Repository, from certify.sba.gov.
  • On July 15, 2020, firms can begin submitting applications under the new certification process for initial processing.

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HUBZone Changes Webinar - June 9th

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Changes are coming to HUBZone, the program for businesses located in historically underutilized business zones. Tune in to our webinar on June 9 at 2:00 p.m. ET for an update about what's ahead.

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Small Business Training Calendar Links

The SBA and its resource partner organizations offer many workshops and training events, for entrepreneurs and small business owners, on an on-going basis. Please take a moment to review our upcoming events now, and bookmark the sites listed below for future reference. We look forward to seeing you at one or more of our future events.

SBA Calendar

SCORE San Diego

SBDC San Diego and Imperial Valley Network

San Diego & Imperial Women's Business Center

SOCAL Veterans Business Outreach Center

Procurement Technical Assistance Center


SBA Office of Advocacy Updates

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Articles, photos, events, and linked information included in this newsletter are for informational purposes only and do not indicate an endorsement by SBA of the views, opinions, products or services of any person or entity. SBA is not responsible for and does not endorse information posted on or linked from third party websites. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.


San Diego District Office Directory

Ruben Garcia, District Director
Phone: 619-727-4880 email: ruben.garcia@sba.gov
Mike Sovacool, Deputy District Director/Veteran's Outreach
Phone: 619-727-4881 email: michael.sovacool@sba.gov
Cynthia Harris, Economic Development Specialist/Public Information Officer/International Trade Officer/WBC District Office Technical  Representative
Phone: 619-727-4884 email: cynthia.harris@sba.gov
Jamye Pritchett Solorzano, Economic Development Specialist/Administrative Officer
Phone: 619-727-4878 email: jamye.pritchettsolorzano@sba.gov 
Sandra Cancinos, Economic Development Specialist/Public Affairs Specialist
Phone: 619-727-4868 email: sandra.cancinos@sba.gov
Wendy Antonetti, Program Support Assistant
Phone: 619-727-4885 email: wendy.antonetti@sba.gov
Ken Luis, Lender Relations Specialist
Phone: 619-727-4871 email: kenneth.luis@sba.gov
Carlos Liu, Lead Business Opportunities Specialist for 8(a)/HUBZone Programs
Phone: 619-727-4879 email: chung.liu@sba.gov
Merica Le, Business Opportunities Specialist for 8(a)/HUBZone Programs
Phone: 619-727-4870 email: merica.le@sba.gov
John Engstrom, Business Opportunities Specialist for 8(a)/HUBZone Program
Phone: 619-727-4872 email: john.engstrom@sba.gov



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