Hawaii wildfires

SBA disaster assistance for homeowners, renters, nonprofits, and businesses of all sizes affected by the Hawaii wildfires.


Areas eligible for SBA disaster loans

The county of Maui, Hawaii is eligible for SBA disaster assistance as a result of the Hawaii wildfires. Additionally, the counties of Hawaii, Honolulu, Kalawao, and Kauai are eligible for economic injury assistance.

Application filing deadlines:

  • Physical damage: January 25, 2024
  • Economic injury: May 10, 2024

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 Hawaii wildfires 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. SBA's disaster call center hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET.

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.

Government-wide information and updates

FEMA's Hawaii wildfires page has the latest response and recovery information from FEMA and DHS. It is available in several languages. 

For information on what other agencies are doing and the government-wide response, visit the Hawaii wildfires page on USA.gov.

Information in other languages

Last updated January 18, 2024