FOIA

Learn how to submit a Freedom of Information Act or a Privacy Act request for information and records from the SBA. Learn about the various channels through which you can obtain information about SBA and its programs.
  • General FOIA Information

    Learn about how the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is administered at SBA.

  • Submit a Request

    Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA) requests must be submitted in writing.

  • SBA Guide to Public Information

    Read about the various channels through which you can obtain information about SBA and its program.

  • Information Generally Exempt From...

    These details clarify what information is generally releasable and what is exempt from FOIA requests.

  • Privacy Act

    This guidance will help you understand the procedures for submitting a Privacy Act request to SBA.

  • Privacy Act Request Guide

    Use this guide to get familiar with the procedures for submitting a Privacy Act request to the SBA.

  • SBA FOIA Quarterly Reports

    SBA's FOIA quarterly reports provide statistics on the number and disposition of FOIA requests and appeals received, processed and pending at SBA.

  • SBA FOIA Annual Reports

    SBA's FOIA annual reports provide statistics on the number and disposition of FOIA requests and appeals received, processed and pending at SBA.

  • Frequently Requested Records

    FOIA requests are generally "third-party” requests or concern an organization, or a particular topic of interest. This section includes some of SBA's frequently requested records.

  • President Obama's FOIA Memorandum and FOIA...

    Here you can read the full text of the Freedom of Information Act showing all amendments to the statute made by the “Openness Promotes Effectiveness in our National Government Act of 2007.”

  • FOIA Resources

    Check out this list of resources to learn more information about FOIA.

  • Chief FOIA Officer Reports

    All federal agencies are required to prepare an annual Chief FOIA Officer Report that provides analysis of their Annual FOIA Report.

  • EO Plan

    Here you can read SBA's report about its progress toward Executive Order 13392, "Improving Agency Disclosure of Information.”

  • FOIA SOP

    Here you can find step-by-step guidance Freedom of Information Act guidance and compliance.

  • FOIA Contacts

    Requests, appeals, and general inquiries may be directed to FOIA@sba.gov . Please note that SBA FOIA/PA processing is decentralized and delegated from the FOI/PA Office to those officials of the...