Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance

The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters.  SBA disaster loans can be used to repair or replace the following items damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster: real estate, personal property, machinery and equipment, and inventory and business assets.  

SBA Disaster Loan Application 
  • You may also apply in person at any Disaster Recovery Center and receive personal, one-on-one help from an SBA representative. For information or to find a location near you, please contact the SBA Customer Service Center. Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail
Additional Disaster Assistance Resources
  • Disaster response contracts: when national emergencies or natural disasters occur, supplies and services need to be rushed to affected areas quickly. Small businesses can contract with the federal government to assist in relief and recovery efforts following a major disaster.
  • Prepare for emergencies: Smart planning can help you keep your business running if disaster strikes. You’ll want to take the right steps to prevent and prepare for disaster, and know where to get aid if disaster strikes.

The Small Business Committee conducts continuous oversight to make sure SBA assistance reaches disaster victims in an efficient, appropriate, and timely manner. To learn more about the Committee's oversight of SBA's disaster assistance, please visit Issues: Disaster Assistance.