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SBA Tops $30 Million in Disaster Assistance Loans 

Release Date: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Release Number: 
CA 15352-07
Richard Jenkins (916) 735-1500
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced today that SBA has approved more than $30 million in federal disaster loans for California businesses and residents impacted by wildfires in Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Sonoma and Yuba counties that occurred Oct. 8-31, 2017. 


According to Garfield, SBA has approved 218 loans for $30,135,600 to help businesses and residents rebuild and recover from this disaster. 


“SBA’s disaster assistance employees are committed to helping businesses and residents rebuild as quickly as possible,” said Garfield. Businesses and residents who sustained damages are encouraged to register prior to the Dec. 11, 2017, deadline with the Federal Emergency Management Agency by . This is the fastest way to get help. “Don’t miss out on any assistance you may be entitled to by not registering. You don’t need to wait for your insurance to settle or obtain a contractor’s estimate,” she added. 


SBA continues to provide one-on-one assistance to disaster loan applicants at the following locations on the days and times indicated. No appointment is necessary. 


LAKE COUNTY Disaster Recovery Center Clearlake Senior Community Center 3245 Bowers Ave. Clearlake, CA  95422 Mondays - Sundays 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. MENDOCINO COUNTYDisaster Recovery Center 1375 N. State St. Ukiah, CA  95482 Mondays - Sundays 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. NAPA COUNTY Local Assistance Center 2751 Napa Valley Corporate Drive Building A Napa, CA  94558 Mondays - Fridays, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SONOMA COUNTY Business Recovery Center The Courtyard 141 Stony Circle, Suite 155 Santa Rosa, CA  95401 Monday - Wednesday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Closes 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 SONOMA COUNTY Disaster Recovery Center Press Democrat Building 427 Mendocino Ave. Santa Rosa, CA  95401 Mondays - Sundays 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. SONOMA COUNTY Disaster Recovery Center Hanna Boys Center 17000 Arnold Drive Sonoma, CA  95476 Mondays - Sundays 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
YUBA COUNTY Disaster Recovery Center Yuba County Government Center Marysville Conference Room 915 8th St., Suite 117 Marysville, CA  95901 Mondays - Sundays 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.



Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets. SBA can also lend additional funds to help business and residents with the cost of making improvements that protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future. 


For small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations of all sizes, SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic injury assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage. 


Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace their damaged or destroyed primary residence. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property. 


Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at [ _|]. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email _ disastercustomerservice@sba.gov_ for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX  76155. 


The deadline to apply for property damage is Dec. 11, 2017. The deadline to apply for economic injury is July 12, 2018.