Delgado Offering Online Workshop for Small Businesses Applying for SBA Disaster Loans

March 25, 2020

Delgado Community College Workforce Development is providing online business continuity and emergency management education to small businesses affected by the COVID-19 disaster.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Louisiana District Office is leading a series of webinars on how to apply for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan. Delgado Community College is supporting the SBA in hosting the online learning experience for Louisiana-based small businesses.

About Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs): Working capital loans to help small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster. These loans are intended to assist through the disaster recovery period. Businesses located in all Louisiana parishes are eligible to apply for an EIDL. Loans up to $2,000,000 for alleviating economic injury caused by the disaster are available.

SBA subject matter experts from the SBA Louisiana District Office provide guidance on the application process and provide information on disaster preparedness and recovery.

The workshops take place through live video streaming. This opportunity is open to all members of the business community. There are no requirements to enroll. 

The registration link is The live webinar schedule is available on the registration page.

For more information, please contact the SBA Louisiana District Office at 504-589-6685; email; or Delgado Community College Workforce Development at 504-671-5563; email

Louisiana Small Business Development Centers are also available to provide assistance virtually. To make an appointment, applicants should visit


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The oldest and largest community college in Louisiana, Delgado Community College provides instruction online and at seven locations. Delgado offers students the most comprehensive array of education and training services available in the New Orleans region. Additionally, Delgado has articulation agreements with most of the state’s four-year colleges and universities that allow students to transfer their Delgado credits to bachelor’s degree programs. As well as offering degrees and transferable college credits, Delgado provides diplomas and certificates in many professional and technical areas. Workforce development is a priority at Delgado, hence the college’s well-known motto: “Education that works!”

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit