Frustration mounts on Main Street as entrepreneurs wait on banks and SBA for much-needed funding

Some small business owners waiting for a lifeline in the form of Paycheck Protection Loans under the $2.2 trillion stimulus package have held out hope that a second and smaller form of aid might keep them afloat in the meantime.

But as demand spikes for federal funds, new guidance and stalled payouts from the Small Business Administration on its Economic Injury Disaster Loans and advance grants are adding to frustrations and fears on Main Street.

Unlike PPP loans that go up to $10 million, small business owners can apply for disaster assistance of up to $2 million directly through the SBA, with $10,000 advance grants available even sooner.

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