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7(a) Loan Evaluation Criteria

View the resources below for evaluation critera used in 7(a) loans.

  • Eligibility To be considered for a 7(a) loan, applicants must meet certain eligibility requirements. These requirements are designed to be as broad as possible so the program can accommodate the most diverse variety of small...
  • CAPLines is the umbrella program under which the SBA helps small businesses meet their short-term and cyclical working-capital needs. A CAPLines loan, Except the Small Asset-Based Line, can be for any dollar amount that does not...
  • Export Working Capital Program (EWCP) SBA's Export Working Capital Program (EWCP) loans are targeted for businesses that are able to generate export sales and need additional working capital to support these sales. Participating...
  • View the SBA Information Notice: Updated SBA's ARC Loan Program Procedural Guide SBA's America's Recovery Capital (ARC) Loan Program was introduced in June 2009. SBA's ARC Loan Program Procedural Guide was issued June...
  • Community Express In October 2008, SBA introduced the newly restructured and enhanced Community Express Pilot Loan program. Approved SBA lenders are authorized to adopt SBA's most streamlined and expedited loan procedures to...
  • SBAExpress features an accelerated turnaround time for SBA review; a response to an application will be given within 36 hours. About the Program Maximum Loan Amount: $350,000 Maximum SBA Guaranty %: 50...

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