SBA 504 Now Known as “SBA Grow Loan”


The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced new names for its two core business loan programs at the Annual Meeting for the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL) on Tuesday, Nov. 1. In a video presented at the conference, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet told the audience that the SBA 504 loan program will be known as the “SBA Grow Loan.” The agency also changed the name of the popular 7(a) program to “SBA Advantage Loan.”

In a statement released by the SBA, the agency said that the programs’ names were changed to “better reflect their purposes and improve borrower understanding of SBA’s programs.” There will be no impact on the programs’ policies or procedures, only the names will be affected. The statement said that the SBA will roll out name changes on forms and its website over time. “Due to the gradual introduction of the new names, some documents may continue to use the terms 7(a) and 504 during this transition period,” the statement said.

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