2020 State Star: Katherine Zobre

Katherine Zobre

Katherine Zobre, SBDC Business Advisor at the University of Alabama, has been awarded the “2020 State Star” award from the Association of Small Business Development Centers in recognition of her contributions to serving Alabama’s small business community.  Due to the pandemic, the national association was unable to

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SBA Disaster Loans for TS Claudette in Alabama

sba disaster loan claudette alabama

Alabama businesses and residents affected by Tropical Storm Claudette on June 19, 2021, may apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA made the loans available in response to a letter from Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on July 21, requesting a disaster

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SBA: Tornado Disaster Assistance

Alabama businesses and residents affected by the tornado on Jan. 25-26, 2021 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced today. Note: This is for the “Fultondale” tornado from January 25-26, and not for the multiple tornadoes of

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SBA Increases EIDL Amount


The U.S. Small Business Administration is increasing the maximum amount small businesses and non-profit organizations can borrow through its COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Starting the week of April 6, 2021, the SBA is raising the loan limit for the COVID-19 EIDL program from 6-months

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Revive Plus Grant

Revive Plus Alabama Grant

UPDATE 2/22/21:Applicants were notified today that the Revive Plus grant was only able to fund 26% of the applications that it received. No additional businesses will receive a grant unless Congress authorizes more funding for the program. Thank you for applying for a grant through the Revive

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Targeted EIDL Advance

eidl targeted advance

COVID-19 Targeted EIDL Advance was signed into law on December 27, 2020, as part of the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Non-Profits, and Venues Act. The Targeted EIDL Advance provides businesses located in low-income communities with additional funds to ensure small business continuity, adaptation, and resiliency. When

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LISC: Rural Relief Small Business Grant in Alabama

LISC Grant Alabama

The LISC Rural Relief Small Business Grant provides between $5,000 and $20,000 to eligible small businesses impacted by COVID. LISC is also committed to helping rural companies impacted by Hurricane Sally. Priority will be given to entrepreneurs of color, women- and veteran-owned businesses and other enterprises in

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