Some of the Small Business Administration's most crucial partners are the thousands of lenders that underwrite billions of dollars in SBA loans every year. Together, we are helping America's small businesses keep their doors open while growing and creating jobs.

Already the SBA's lending partners have supported more than $4 billion of loans to small businesses in the first 100 days since the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's enactment, taking advantage of the increased guarantee and reduced fees in our most popular loan programs. In fact, hundreds of lenders are returning to the programs — many of them making the loans for the first time since 2007.

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