SBA Disaster Recovery Loan Applicant Information Declined or cancelled subsidized loans

FAQ#: 164 published 9-24-2019

V.B.2 Exceptions When Subsidized Loans Are Not a Duplication

(ii) Declined or cancelled subsidized loans

The amount of a subsidized loan that is declined or cancelled is not a DOB. To exclude declined or cancelled loan amounts from the DOB calculation, the grantee must document that all or a portion of the subsidized loan is cancelled or declined unless the loan qualifies under the exclusion discussed in (iii) below.

Declined SBA Loans: Declined loan amounts are loan amounts that were approved or offered by a lender in response to a loan application, but were turned down by the applicant, meaning the applicant never signed loan documents to receive the loan proceeds. The CDBG–DR supplemental appropriation for 2017 disasters 3 provides "the Secretary and any grantee . . . shall not take into consideration or reduce the amount provided to any applicant for assistance from the grantee where such applicant applied for and was approved, but declined assistance related to such major declared disasters that occurred in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 from the Small Business Administration under section 7(b) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(b))."

CDBG–DR grantees shall not treat declined subsidized loans, including declined SBA loans, as a DOB (but are not prohibited from considering declined subsidized loans for other reasons, such as underwriting). If a grantee’s DOB policies and procedures treat declined loans as a DOB, the grantee must update its policies and procedures.

A grantee is only required to document declined loans if information available to the grantee (e.g., the data the grantee receives from FEMA, SBA, or other sources) indicates that the applicant received an offer for subsidized loan assistance, and the grantee is unable to determine from that available information that the applicant declined the loan. If the grantee is aware that the applicant received an offer of loan assistance and cannot ascertain from available data that the applicant declined the loan, the grantee must obtain a written certification from the applicant that the applicant did not accept the subsidized loan by signing loan documents and did not receive the loan.

 

Research Resources: 

Terms: 

  • Grantee = State Managing HUD CDBG-DR funds
  • Aggregate amount = Total Dollar Amount
  • Subsidized loans = SBA loans

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