13 CFR 120.110 - What businesses are ineligible for SBA business loans?

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§ 120.110 What businesses are ineligible for SBA business loans?
The following types of businesses are ineligible:
(a) Non-profit businesses (for-profit subsidiaries are eligible);
(b) Financial businesses primarily engaged in the business of lending, such as banks, finance companies, and factors (pawn shops, although engaged in lending, may qualify in some circumstances);
(c) Passive businesses owned by developers and landlords that do not actively use or occupy the assets acquired or improved with the loan proceeds (except Eligible Passive Companies under § 120.111);
(d) Life insurance companies;
(e) Businesses located in a foreign country (businesses in the U.S. owned by aliens may qualify);
(f) Pyramid sale distribution plans;
(g) Businesses deriving more than one-third of gross annual revenue from legal gambling activities;
(h) Businesses engaged in any illegal activity;
(i) Private clubs and businesses which limit the number of memberships for reasons other than capacity;
(j) Government-owned entities (except for businesses owned or controlled by a Native American tribe);
(k) Businesses principally engaged in teaching, instructing, counseling or indoctrinating religion or religious beliefs, whether in a religious or secular setting;
(l) Consumer and marketing cooperatives (producer cooperatives are eligible);
(m) Loan packagers earning more than one third of their gross annual revenue from packaging SBA loans;
(n) Businesses with an Associate who is incarcerated, on probation, on parole, or has been indicted for a felony or a crime of moral turpitude;
(o) Businesses in which the Lender or CDC, or any of its Associates owns an equity interest;
(p) Businesses which:
(1) Present live performances of a prurient sexual nature; or
(2) Derive directly or indirectly more than de minimis gross revenue through the sale of products or services, or the presentation of any depictions or displays, of a prurient sexual nature;
(q) Unless waived by SBA for good cause, businesses that have previously defaulted on a Federal loan or Federally assisted financing, resulting in the Federal government or any of its agencies or Departments sustaining a loss in any of its programs, and businesses owned or controlled by an applicant or any of its Associates which previously owned, operated, or controlled a business which defaulted on a Federal loan (or guaranteed a loan which was defaulted) and caused the Federal government or any of its agencies or Departments to sustain a loss in any of its programs. For purposes of this section, a compromise agreement shall also be considered a loss;
(r) Businesses primarily engaged in political or lobbying activities; and
(s) Speculative businesses (such as oil wildcatting).

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