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Disaster Loans

SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters. SBA disaster loans can be used to repair or replace the following items damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster: real estate, personal property, machinery and equipment, and inventory and business assets.
  • Louisiana Flooding Disaster Assistance

    Louisiana flooding survivors can file disaster loan applications online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website. Low interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small...

  • Apply For A Disaster Loan

    Complete your disaster loan application online.

  • Hurricane Sandy Reopening

    On December 2, 2015, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) reopened the filing period for survivors in all states affected by Superstorm Sandy to apply for low-interest disaster loans. The...

  • Disaster Loan Application Paper Forms

    If you choose not to file your disaster loan application online, you have the option of mailing your paper application forms to SBA.

  • Types of Disaster Loans

    SBA provides low-interest, long-term loans for physical and economic damage caused by a declared disaster. Learn more about home and personal property, business and economic injury loans.

  • Current Disaster Declarations

    Locate disaster areas by state and territory. You must be in an SBA declared disaster area to be eligible for SBA disaster assistance.

  • Disaster Loan Fact Sheets

    Learn the key points about SBA's Disaster Loans.

  • Hurricane Recovery Information

    If you are within a disaster declaration area listed here, you may be eligible to apply for disaster assistance from SBA.

  • Drought Disaster Assistance

    Affected by the drought season? Find out if you qualify for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL).

  • Disaster Loans Use of Proceeds

    The SBA has specific guidelines regarding how the proceeds of disaster loans may be used.

  • Disaster Policies and Procedures

    Find information regarding Disaster Loan Program policies and procedures.

  • Additional Disaster Assistance Resources

    Learn more about disaster preparedness and assistance from other government agencies and organizations.

  • For the Media

    Find media contacts for SBA’s disaster assistance program.

  • Office of Disaster Assistance Employment

    If you are interested in seeking temporary full-time employment, please consider joining the SBA Disaster Program.

  • Hurricane Sandy Procurement Information

    Find out how small businesses can help communities rebuild after Hurricane Sandy and who to contact.

  • Disaster Loan Data

    Public access to a selection of SBA Disaster Loan Data Sets. Information for State and local governments on how to request a data sharing agreement with SBA to help identify and prevent...