Last week, as the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that it would be releasing the remaining $180 Million in the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), the Small Business Committee in the US Senate was reiterating a call for the SBA to also release the remaining $800 Million still available in the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. As he convened a committee meeting on the EIDL program, Chairman Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) noted that the program had granted almost 4 million loans nationally in response to the COVID pandemic and deemed it essential to small businesses. He went on to say that 41,000 applicants had never received determination, 125 applicants that were approved but have never received the approved funds and with $800 million still uncommitted the program should open again until the funding is exhausted. A month ago, a bipartisan letter signed by Cardin and 47 other Senators was sent to SBA administrator Isabela Guzman urging her to resume processing EIDL applications and funding loans.