The B&I CARES Act Program is now accepting applications. Lenders who want to submit an application can email Gary Pereira directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for the checklist (the required items are spelled out on the last page of the IFR. Basically, it’s the B&I application checklist minus a few items).
This program offers loan guarantees to rural businesses and agricultural producers that are not eligible for USDA Farm Service Agency loans.
USDA is hosting a webinar for external stakeholders to provide an overview of the Business and Industry Loan Guarantee CARES Act Program requirements.
To register for the webinar on Wednesday, June 3 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time, visit
Business Programs Specialist | Rural Business Programs
United States Department of Agriculture
9025 River Road, Marcy, NY 13403
Phone: (315) 570-2233 (new) | Fax: (855) 558-7596 | Cell: (315) 530-3433