SEG makes zero-interest loans up to a maximum of $1000 to local individuals struggling with short-term financial crises. The process typically takes about seven days upon receipt of an application, including interview, reference check, committee approval and loan finalization.

How to apply:

  1. Click and read the Application Instructions thoroughly: SEG Loan Application Instructions
  2. Print and complete the Loan Application: SEG Emergency Loan Application
  3. Print and complete Budget Sheet: SEG Budget Worksheet

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.

You will be contacted for an interview and budgeting session. Our Executive Director is skilled at helping clients create budgets and find additional forms of assistance.

For questions about the application, please call : 515-497-0694. Leave a message. Our Executive Director checks the messages on a scheduled basis and will return your call.