Please note: these Emergency Loans are zero-interest loans made to local individuals struggling with short-term financial crises. The average loan is in the $500-$1000 range. The process typically takes about seven days upon receipt of an application, including interview, reference check, committee approval and loan finalization. 

How to apply: Click and read the detailed Application Instructions; print and complete the Loan Application and Budget Sheet. If you are able, email the completed application materials to Alternatively, mail them to:

PO Box 481
Grinnell, IA 50112
Mail is checked once a week.

1. SEG Loan Application Instructions
2. SEG Emergency Loan Application
3. SEG Budget Worksheet

For assistance, please call : 701-566-0734.
Please leave a message. Our Executive Director checks the messages on a scheduled basis and will return your call.