IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 1, 2021
Ms. Rosen (for herself and Mr. Cornyn) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
To improve access to economic injury disaster loans and emergency advances under the CARES Act, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Ensuring Increased Disaster Loans for Small Businesses Act or the
EIDL for Small Businesses Act.
In this Act, the terms Administration and Administrator mean the Small Business Administration and the Administrator thereof, respectively.
Economic injury disaster loans
Loans for new borrowers
With respect to an economic injury disaster loan made under section 7(b)(2) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(b)(2)) during the period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act and ending on December 31, 2021, the Administrator shall not impose a maximum loan amount limit that is lower than $2,000,000.
Additional loan for existing borrowers
A recipient of an economic disaster injury loan made under section 7(b)(2) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(b)(2)) during the period beginning on January 31, 2020, and ending on December 31, 2021, may submit to the Administration a request for an additional amount to increase in the amount of that loan in an amount requested by the applicant, provided that the aggregate amount received under such section by the recipient during that period shall be not more than $2,000,000.
In considering a request submitted under paragraph (1), the Administrator—
shall issue a determination based on the documentation submitted by the applicant for the initial loan under section 7(b)(2) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(b)(2)); and
shall not require the applicant to submit additional documentation.
Section 1110(e)(3) of the CARES Act (15 U.S.C. 9009(e)(3)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
With respect to any recipient of an advance under this subsection before the date of enactment of the Ensuring Increased Disaster Loans for Small Businesses Act of less than $10,000, the Administrator shall, not later than 15 days after the date of enactment of that Act, provide to the recipient an additional advance such that the total amount received by the recipient is $10,000.
Not later than 1 month after the date of enactment of this Act, and every month thereafter, the Administrator shall submit to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate and the Committee on Small Business and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives a report on, for the month covered by the report—
the status of the appropriations account under the heading
Small Business Administration—Disaster Loans Program Account, including all obligations, allocations, and amounts undistributed or unallocated;
the allocations, obligations, and expenditures from that account for all declared disasters under section 7(b) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(b)); and
an estimate of when available appropriations in that account will be exhausted.
Appropriations for EIDL advances
Authorization of appropriations
Section 1110(e)(7) of the CARES Act (15 U.S.C. 9009(e)(7)) is amended by striking
$20,000,000,000 and inserting
There is appropriated, out of amounts in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for an additional amount under the heading
Small Business Administration—Emergency EIDL Grants for the cost of emergency economic injury disaster loan grants authorized by section 1110(e) of the CARES Act (15 U.S.C. 9009(e)), $15,000,000,000, to remain available until expended, to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, domestically or internationally.
The amounts provided under this subsection are designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 4(g) of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 (2 U.S.C. 933(g)).
Designation in senate
In the Senate, this subsection is designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 4112(a) of H. Con. Res. 71 (115th Congress), the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018.