SBA Disaster Assistance Programs – Not Just for Small Businesses


In the aftermath of a disaster such as a hurricane, flood or tornado, the SBA helps businesses, homeowners and renters with recovery efforts – primarily with direct loans.

Many people don’t realize that the SBA provides disaster loans to individual homeowners and renters – in fact, the majority of SBA’s disaster loans are made to individuals who are not small business owners.

The agency also offers management and technical assistance for small business owners, to help you recover as quickly as possible.

The SBA’s FREE , self-paced online training course offers an overview of the agency’s Disaster Assistance Programs. The guide aims to:

  • Explain SBA’s role in disaster recovery.
  • Define the types of disaster declarations and what they mean.
  • Describe SBA’s disaster assistance loan programs.
  • Explain how to apply for assistance and access other resources.


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