The B&I CARES Act Program is now accepting applications. Lenders who want to submit an application can email Gary Pereira directly at gary.pereira@usda.gov 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
https://globalmeetwebinar.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1324161&tp_key=6067315417

GARY PEREIRA

Energy Coordinator

Business Programs Specialist | Rural Business Programs

Rural Development

United States Department of Agriculture

9025 River Road, Marcy, NY 13403

Phone: (315) 570-2233 (new) | Fax: (855) 558-7596 | Cell: (315) 530-3433

How to Apply
B & I CARES ACT RULES PDF
B & I CARES Act Program PDF