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Our Mission

The Friends of the SBA Microloan Program (Friends Network) is an informal national working group of nonprofit SBA Microloan Intermediaries. Our members provide small-dollar loans up to $50,000 and business development resources to help women, low-income, veteran, and minority entrepreneurs successfully create and grow sustainable businesses.

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Legislative Priorities

Congress annually approves the SBA Microloan program budget, and has governing authority over the program’s structure. See how the Friends have been advocating at the federal level for small business lending resources.

Microloan Success Stories

All across America, small businesses have received financing from the SBA Microloan Program that have enabled them to support employment and economic opportunity in diverse communities. Here are some of their stories.

2020 Program Data

See the latest Fact Sheet on the SBA Microloan Program.

Recent Posts & News

Friends of SBA Micro Blog

COVID Microlending Stories #Smallbusinessweek

It’s Small Business Week and microlending through the Small Business Administration has been a major lifeline to many American small businesses navigating COVID over the last year. Through May 2, 2021, the Microlending community has made 156k PPP loans for $2.76 billion (averaging $16k each). Join us as we highlight some of the Friends of…

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Breakdown on PPP Timeline Windows for Lenders

The SBA released the following information on the windows for lender participation. As you know, CFIs, including SBA Microlenders, had first access for first draw loans starting on January 11 and second draw on January 13. A new group of lenders under $1 billion in assets will have access starting tomorrow, in addition to CFIs….

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