The Small Business Administration (SBA) has opened up a new way for small-business owners to push back against a denial of their application for a Targeted Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance cash grant. The agency last week announced a process by which rejected applicants can petition for reconsideration of funding. To formally request a reevaluation of a denied application, applicants should send an email to using the following subject line: “Reevaluation Request for [insert your 10-digit application number]”. Then, in the body of that email, the applicant should include identifying information such as the application number, the business name, business address, business owner names and the phone number. Furthermore, the email should also include an explanation addressing the reason for the decline as well as any relevant documentation. SBA will contact applicants should additional documentation be required for it to complete the review. To qualify for a Targeted EIDL Grant, applicants must have applied last year; be in a low-income area defined by census tract; show 30% or more revenue loss over an 8-week period; and been in business prior to February 2020.