POLICY 

 

The Mission Lenders Working Group (MLWG) offers the following materials on U.S. SBA Community Advantage (CA) loan guarantee program requirements, COVID-19 resources for lenders, CA-related legislation, and CA advocacy resources. Group members advocate transforming the CA program, which has been operating in a pilot status since 2011, into a fully authorized SBA 7(a) loan guarantee program.

 

Full program authorization would give existing lenders the assurance they need to continue investing in robust internal systems and staffing. Program status would also encourage new or prospective CA lenders to develop and expand their lending activity and reach more of the businesses that the CA program was created to serve.

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Comment Letters & Recommendations

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2021

  • April: Congratulatory letter for Guzman’s confirmation

2020

  • August: Comment Letter Re CA Program Changes 

  • April: Letter Re PPP Loan Facility and Main Street New Loan Facility  ​

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CA Education & Advocacy Materials

The MLWG produced the following fact sheets and advocacy resources for Members of Congress and other policymakers on the CA program’s essential role in the 7(a) ecosystem:

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Legislative Resources

​Committee Rosters for 117th Congress - The House and Senate Small Business Committees have jurisdiction over SBA programs, including the CA pilot:

 

CA Legislation ​​Introduced​: