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U.S SBA  is Helping Small Businesses Recover from Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey Recovery Information

SBA is actively coordinating with FEMA, Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Departments of Energy and Labor, as well as State and local partners to support the recovery of citizens impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

When you’re ready to think about next steps, start by contacting FEMA for recovery assistance in the form of grants. Register for FEMA assistance at www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).

How SBA Can Help

SBA offers low-interest, long-term disaster loans to small businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters to repair or replace uninsured/underinsured disaster damaged property.

Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.

SBA will be alongside FEMA at Disaster and Business Recovery Centers, providing assistance to disaster survivors. At the centers, disaster survivors will be able to apply in person, and get counseling on the next steps toward recovery.

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How to Apply

Apply online, in-person at a disaster center, or by mail. A loan officer will determine your eligibility during processing, after reviewing any insurance or other recoveries. SBA can make a loan while your insurance recovery is pending.

  • As a business of any size, you may borrow up to $2 million for physical damage.
  • As a small business, small agricultural cooperative, small business engaged in aquaculture, or private non-profit organization you may borrow up to $2 million for Economic Injury.
  • As a small business, you may apply for a maximum business loan (physical and/or economic injury) of $2 million.
  • As a homeowner you may borrow up to $200,000 to repair/replace your disaster damaged primary residence.
  • As a homeowner or renter, you may borrow up to $40,000 to repair/replace damaged personal property.

Apply Online Now

For more information about SBA Disaster Loans, visit disasterloan.sba.gov. Our Customer Service Center is also available to provide assistance at 1-800-659-2955 or by e-mail at disastercustomerservice@sba.gov(link sends e-mail).

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