Recover Manatee: Coronavirus Business Recovery Resources

EIDL Program - Repayable Loan

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) - Maximum Loan Amount Now $500,000

Purpose: To meet financial obligations and operating expenses that could have been met had the disaster not occurred.


  • 3.75% for businesses (fixed)
  • 2.75% for nonprofits (fixed)
  • 30 years
  • No pre-payment penalty or fees

Use of Proceeds: Working capital and normal operating expenses. Example: Continuation of health care benefits, rent, utilities, fixed debt payments.

Collateral Requirements

  • Required for loans over $25,000
  • SBA uses a general security agreement (UCC) designating business assets as collateral, e.g. machinery and equipment, furniture and fixtures, etc.

Forgivable: No

Maturity: 30 years

Payments: Deferred 1 year; interest still accrues. Borrowers may make payments earlier if they choose to do so.



Stay Informed

Stay Informed about COVID-19 with Official Information from Manatee County:

Providing resources and support to Manatee County’s local businesses and workforce is a top priority for the Economic Development Division. Along with our business partners, state and federal organizations, and chambers of commerce, more than ever we want to provide information that will assist businesses and employees in making a full recovery during these challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Robert Wenzel, Development Services Division Manager
  • (941) 748-4501, ext. 6203
  • Email Us