On September 24, 2022 President Biden approved an emergency declaration for the state of Florida in advance of Hurricane Ian. This page contains information about SBA's efforts related to this disaster.
For additional information:
What DHS and FEMA are Doing
Areas eligible for SBA disaster loans
In the Florida counties of: Brevard, Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Flagler, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Monroe, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Saint Johns, Sarasota, Seminole and Volusia; and for economic injury only in the contiguous Florida counties of: Alachua, Bradford, Broward, Clay, Duval, Hernando, Indian River, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Saint Lucie and Sumter.
- Physical damage: January 12, 2023
- Economic injury: June 29, 2023
*Information current as of November 21, 2022
Types of available disaster loans
- Home Disaster Loans – Loans to homeowners or renters to repair or replace disaster-damaged real estate and personal property, including automobiles.
- Business Physical Disaster Loans – Loans to businesses to repair or replace disaster-damaged property owned by the business, including real estate, inventories, supplies, machinery and equipment. Businesses of any size are eligible. Private, non-profit organizations such as charities, churches, private universities, etc., are also eligible.
- Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) – Working capital loans to help small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster. These loans are intended to assist through the disaster recovery period.
More detailed information can be found in the Hurricane Ian disaster fact sheet.
Get help with your application
Applicants are encouraged to apply online for a disaster loan. Please call us at 800‐659‐2955 if you have any questions.
Disaster assistance jobs
SBA is hiring temporary employees to assist with disaster relief efforts. Many positions are virtual. Bilingual skills are a plus. Learn more and apply now.