COVID-19 Help Available to Mineola Businesses from Small Business Administration

The Nassau County Village Officials Association has shared the following information for all small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The SBA disaster loan application as well as another program that is available (see bottom of page) are available through the US Department of Labor.   Anyone who needs assistance can contact the local DOL disaster assistance office at 934-420-2765 or email them at

Please note:  Notices have been sent out in regard to needing a denial letter from a bank to apply for the SBA disaster loan.  This is NOT correct.  Please apply if you have suffered economic injury as a small business due to COVID-19.     

SBA Disaster Relief Update – NY Businesses Can Now Apply

There are a lot of questions regarding the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program and, as this is a very fluid situation, things will continue to evolve.

Other than working with your own bank for your financial needs, the SBA disaster loan is the only ‘disaster assistance’ available at this time for economic losses that you may be experiencing.  It is likely, and from our experience, that other programs will roll out.  At this time you may wish to begin the process of applying.  We would also like to manage expectations: This is NOT a quick process.

Program Details

Must be experiencing a business loss due to COVID-19

Entities may qualify for loans up to $2million

Maximum unsecured loan amount is $25,000.00

Interest rates:  3.75 for small business.  2.75% for Not for profit

Term – up to 30 years

Use of funds:  working capital, pay fixed debts, payroll, account payable, other bills that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred. 

Loans are NOT intended to replace lost sales or profits or for expansion.

There is no obligation to take the loan if offered. 

Applicants can have an existing SBA Disaster loan or other SBA loan and still qualify for EIDL for this disaster, LOANS CANNOT BE CONSOLIDATED


 You will access the SBA loan program at:

Documents needed for program can be found at:



The forms attached will either be uploaded or the information will be used as part of your application.  Please note:  you need to answer all questions and make sure you sign in all the appropriate places.   


Completed SBA loan application – SBA form 5 (for sole proprietors / home based businesses you will fill out Form 5c)

IRS Form 4506-T completed and signed by Applicant business, each principal owning 20% or more of the applicant business, each general partner or managing member and, for any owner who has more than a 50% ownership in an affiliate business. (Affiliates include parent company, subsidiaries, and/or businesses with common ownership or management).

Completed copies of the most recent Business Federal Income Tax return – all pages

Schedule of Liabilities (SBA form 2202)

Personal Financial Statement (SBA form 413) - each principal owning 20% or more of the applicant business, each general partner or managing member.


 These forms/documents will likely be requested at some point in the application process. If you have an opportunity to upload them onto the online platform during this process, you may do so. This can save you time.

Complete copy, including all schedules, of the most recent personal Federal income tax returns for each principal owning 20% or more of the applicant business, each general partner or managing member, and each affiliate (Affiliates include parent company, subsidiaries, and/or businesses with common ownership or management).

If you do not have 2019 business tax return completed: submit year end profit and loss statement and balance sheet for 2019.

Current year to date profit and loss statement and balance sheet

SBA form 1368


Keep these documents saved where you can easily access them. Other programs that may become available will likely ask you for these same documents.

Write down your user name and password when registering for this program

Write down the answers to your security questions

You will be applying for economic injury – (eidl)

Continually save as you work through the application process *upper right side of the screen

When in doubt give more information not less

Supply an alternate way to contact you *you do not want to miss their calls or communication

Answer honestly

The most common reason for delays in processing is due to missing information. Make sure to complete all filing requirements before submitting the application and forms.

 If you would like to contact the SBA in regard to their loan process:

By Phone:  1-800-659-2955 (TTY/TDD: 1-800-877-8339)

By Email:


This program allows employees on a reduced schedule to collect unemployment for days not worked helping to offset reduced incomes.  A great way to help reduce expenses while retaining employees. For more info go to

 The Farmingdale SBDC is available to assist.  NOTE: we are working remotely - when you call please be patient for a call back.  We will call you ASAP – the call volume has been heavy but we are doing our best as we work to serve you through this difficult time. 

Contact:  934-420-2765 or email