Hurricane Idalia

SBA disaster assistance for homeowners, renters, nonprofits, and businesses of all sizes affected by Hurricane Idalia.


Areas eligible for SBA disaster loans

SBA disaster loan assistance is available in the parts of Florida and Georgia. For detailed information about eligible locations and applications deadlines, see the following disaster assistance fact sheets:

*Information current as of October 18, 2023

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 Florida disaster fact sheet or Georgia 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

Last updated January 18, 2024