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Office of Disaster Assistance

Office of Disaster Assistance

The mission of SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance (ODA) is to help businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters recover from the devastation caused by Federally declared disasters. A highly trained team of skilled professionals at the SBA is dedicated to this goal. Their efforts ensure that adequate and affordable financial assistance is rapidly extended to those in need.

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Small, nonfarm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size affected drought (in a federally declared drought area), may qualify for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) of up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses which could have been met had the disaster not occurred.

View the current SBA Secretary of Agriculture disaster declarations in the document below.  The document includes the state disaster number, economic injury disaster number, disaster declaration date, application filing deadline date, incident description, incident period, primary counties and contiguous counties.  You may apply for disaster loan assistance at your own convenience through the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) or you have the option of submitting your application via

The mission of SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance (ODA) is to help businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters recover from the devastation caused by Federally declared disasters. A highly trained team of skilled professionals at the SBA is dedicated to this goal. Their efforts ensure that adequate and affordable financial assistance is rapidly extended to those in need.

You have been directed to this Web page by an email that confirmed your employment with this team of outstanding professionals.

WASHINGTON – Residents and businesses affected by the apartment building fire in Philadelphia County on Jan. 10, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills announced today.

To be eligible for SBA disaster assistance loans, you must be located in a declared disaster area. You can view the current Presidential-level and SBA agency-level disaster declarations for your area below. You can also view the current Secretary of Agriculture disaster declarations.

(NOTE: This program applies to military conflicts occurring or ending on or after March 24, 1999)

The purpose of the Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan program (MREIDL) is to provide funds to eligible small businesses to meet its ordinary and necessary operating expenses that it could have met, but is unable to meet, because an essential employee was "called-up" to active duty in their role as a military reservist.

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