The Freedom of Information Act gives you the right to request access to SBA information and records.


The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) became law in 1966. It allows any person to request access to federal records or information. SBA must provide this information unless it is not allowed under the law (exempt). Read the list of exemptions to find out if this applies to what you are looking for.

Before submitting a request

How to submit a FOIA request

If you need to ask for records under the FOIA, SBA has set up a dedicated site to walk you through the process. On this site, you can:

Need help?

If you still have questions or would like more information, contact us by emailing You can also write to our office at:

Chief, Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts Office
U.S. Small Business Administration
409 3rd St. SW, 8th floor
Washington, DC 20416

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Last updated April 4, 2024