SBA Recovery Loan Program Provisions Extended
President Obama has signed legislation that would extend the SBA's ability to provide higher guarantee levels through March 28 and fee waivers for 7(a) loans until Sept. 30.
The SBA estimates the additional funding will support about $1.8 billion in small business lending. New approvals of eligible loans with the higher guarantee and reduced fees made possible by the Recovery Act are expected to resume on March 10, according to the SBA. Loan applications from borrowers in SBA's Recovery Loan Queue will be funded first, followed by new loan applications.