H.R.6291 - Microloan Emergency Assistance Act of 2020116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3] (Introduced 03/19/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Small Business|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/19/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6291 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/19/2020)
Microloan Emergency Assistance Act of 2020
This bill expands the Microloan Program of the Small Business Administration (SBA).
Specifically, the bill increases the amount of funds available to an individual loan intermediary (i.e., a recipient of SBA direct loans that, in turn, makes microloans to startups and newly established or growing small businesses). The bill also makes eligible for certain technical assistance grants an intermediary that, among other requirements, provides at least 25% of its loans to small businesses in an economically distressed area.
In addition, the bill temporarily (1) extends repayment terms for microloans, and (2) authorizes the SBA to provide increased amounts for both technical assistance grants and direct loans. The bill also requires the SBA to temporarily waive (1) the requirement that an intermediary contribute non-federal funds as a condition of receiving a technical assistance grant, and (2) the limitation on amounts allowed to be expended to provide certain information and technical assistance.