Small Business Recovery Loan Fund

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Enacted by the New Mexico Legislature during the June 2020 Special Session and signed into law by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, this program allocates $400 million in funds to provide loans to businesses that experienced financial hardship due to the public health order resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please note that this is a loan program, not a grant program.

Eligibility

  • A New Mexico for-profit business or nonprofit corporation organized under Section 501(c)3 or 501(c)6 that has closed or reduced operations due to the public health order, and
  • Had annual gross revenue of less than $5 million as determined by its 2019 federal income tax return or Form 990, and
  • Experienced a 30% decline in monthly gross receipts or monthly revenue in April and May of 2020 as compared to the same months in 2019

More Information

Loan Terms
  • The interest rate will be one-half of the Wall Street Journal prime rate on the date the loan is approved (estimated to be between 1.5% and 2.5%).
  •  No loan fees
  • Three-year term with interest-only payments for the first three years
  • Principal and remaining interest due on the third anniversary of the funding date OR the remaining principal and interest may be converted into a loan with monthly principal and interest payments with a term of an additional three years
  • The loan may be paid off in advance with no pre-payment penalty.
Application Information
  • The application will be open through December 31, 2020.
  • The loan applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The application cannot be saved and finished later, so please have your required documents in an electronic form ready to upload before you start.
  • The application will take approximately an hour to complete.
Required Documents in an electronic format — For-Profit
  • Federal Tax Returns for Taxable Year 2019
    • Sole Proprietors – 2019 IRS Form 1040 Schedule C
    • Partnerships, LLC’s & LLP’s – 2019 Form 1065
    • S corporations 2019 IRS Form 1120S
    • C corporations 2019 IRS Form 1120
  • Copies of CARES Act loan amounts received by the business, if any. You may still apply for a SBRLF loan if you received CARES Act funding.
  • Combined Reporting System (CRS) reports for the two months that reflect your gross receipts in April 2019 and 2020, and May 2019 and 2020  (NOTE: If you file CRS reports on a quarterly or semi-annual basis, use the CRS reports that include the above months.)
  • 2019 New Mexico Personal Income Tax return of business owners to evidence New Mexico residency or 2018 New Mexico Personal Income Tax return plus an extension

Note: The maximum file size is 25MB. For help, please review the “How to reduce the size of PDF files” in the Resources section at the right.

Required Documents in an electronic format — Nonprofit
  • Monthly Income Statement/Profit & Loss report for tax year that reflects revenue from April and May 2019
  • Monthly Income Statement/Profit & Loss report for tax year that reflects revenue from April and May 2020
  • IRS Form 990 for the tax year or years that include April and May 2019
  • Annual Income Statements/Profit & Loss for the tax year that includes April and May 2019
  • Copies of CARES Act loan amounts received by the business, if any. You may still apply for a SBRLF loan if you received CARES Act funding.
  • Signed certification that the financial statements are true and accurate, and consistent with IRS Form 990
    • Signed, electronically or physically, by the Executive Director, CFO, independent accountant or board officer

Note: The maximum file size is 25MB. For help, please review the “How to reduce the size of PDF files” in the Resources section at the right.

Definition of a New Mexico Business
  • If a sole proprietorship, 100% of the assets of the business are owned or leased by a New Mexico resident.
  • If a corporation, partnership, joint venture, LLC, limited partnership, or other business entity, at least 80% of the total voting power and at least 80% of the total value of the equity is owned by one or more New Mexico residents.
  • A New Mexico resident is defined as an individual who is domiciled in the state during any part of the year or an individual who is physically present in the state for 185 days or more during the taxable year.
Loan Amount

The loan amount will be equal to 200% of the average adjusted monthly business expenses from the previous calendar or fiscal year, not to exceed $75,000. The average adjusted monthly business expenses will be the 2019 expenses of the business less any deductions for depreciation, bonus depreciation, CARES Act funding, and any deductions pursuant to Section 179 of the IRS code, divided by 12.

Use of Loan Funds

A minimum of 80% of the loan funds must be used for ordinary and necessary business expenses, including capital expenses, other than compensation for employees who own equity in the business.

Collateral, Personal Guarantees

No collateral is needed for the loan, however creditworthiness will be evaluated. Personal guarantees are not required.

How long does the process take?

If your business is eligible to apply, the process will take approximately ten business days after the application is submitted. If your business is ineligible to apply, you will be notified in the application process. 

Questions?

Email: Recovery@nmfa.net

Phone: (505) 984-1454

For information about Senate Bill 3 that created the Small Business Recovery Loan Fund, please click here.

Resources

How to reduce the size of PDF files
Webinar for Businesses/Applicants October 20, 2020
Webinar for Businesses/Applicants July 30, 2020
Application help from the New Mexico Small Business Development Center
Enrollment form for Technical Assistance Service Providers

For Technical Assistance providers such as business incubators, Small Business Development Centers, and others

Webinar for Service Providers
Enrollment Form for Loan Servicers

Enrollment form for Loan Servicers (banks, credit unions, CDFIs, others) to participate as reviewers

Webinar for Loan Servicers
Small Business Recovery Loan Fund Rules