The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), which managed the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) as well as the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) among other loan programs, released detailed information about both EIDL and PPP earlier this month in accordance with a court order. The programs, both of which were designated in early March to provide economic relief to businesses suffering from the pandemic, were criticized by lawmakers for a lack of transparency, which prompted the legal action. EIDL, which has been available for years and is more commonly used to provide relief in targeted geographic areas in response to natural disasters, has been especially fraught with complaints during the pandemic. The agency changed the EIDL program rules on several occasions, including the maximum loan amounts available. According to the SBA data released, about 3.7 million loans worth between $100 and $900,000 each were approved totaling in the aggregate, over $197.65 billion. Under the CARES Act Funding Relief, small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic were eligible to apply for an EIDL loan of up to $2 million from the federal government through December 21, 2020, which is next Monday. SBA is still accepting applications for the EIDL program.