Small Business Administration (SBA)

On march 24, 2020, the Puerto Rico Tourism Company informed that Puerto Rico was included in the Economic Injury Disaster Loan offered by U.S. Small Business Administration, which provides access and disaster loan assistance to Puerto Rico’s small and medium-sized businesses.

These loans can be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that cannot be paid. pay because of the impact of COVID-19. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses and 2.75% for non-profit organizations. Visit the following link to learn more about the application process: and loan application can be made through:

Need help filling out the SBA disaster loan application can be contacted at 1-800-659-2955 and 1-800-877-8339 (deaf people) or emailed to

On the other hand, Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González informs us that Puerto Rico was included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020, which includes a direct payment of $1,200 to each taxpayer and married couples filing joint declaration are eligible up to $2,400, with an additional $500 for each child.

People with 2018 incomes of up to $75,000 and couples who give up to $150,000 together will be able to receive the incentive and people with income in 2018 over $99,000 and respondents in sets with incomes above $198,000 are not eligible.

The preliminary date of disbursement of the money is April 6 and May 18, the same will be made through checks that will be sent to citizens.

For more information on direct payment to individuals by the Federal Government (The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020) you can access: The Tourism Company calls you to stay informed of everything related to COVID-
19 through the Cdc Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC through its website:  

Puerto Rico Department of Health link that collects tools and FAQs:

Likewise, we ask our visitors to return home safely to what is happening this global emergency and we invite you to return as soon as possible to enjoy the charms of our island:

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