Small Business Loan Guaranty Program (SBLGP)

The loan guaranty program increases small business borrowing power by providing a guaranty to banks and other lender’s on loans to Louisiana small businesses with start-up or expansion needs; provides up to 80% or $1.5 million max guaranty.


The Small Business Loan Guaranty Program (SBLGP) facilitates capital accessibility by providing guarantees to banks and other financial institutions on their loans to Louisiana-based small businesses to help with their business development or expansion needs. A loan guaranty is not a direct loan or grant; rather, it helps facilitate the access to capital for small business owners that are having trouble qualifying for a traditional business loan. If a bank is unwilling to lend money due to high risk or strict credit policies, a state guarantee may significantly reduce the bank’s risk without compromising its usual lending requirements.

  • Maximum Guaranty: 80% or $1.5 million max guaranty
  • Minimum Equity Requirement: 15%

Services Provided

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Government Funding
  • Loan Providers

Technical Assistance

  • LED Programs (Specialty)
Contact Information
617 N. Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802