SBA Small Business Loans

 

The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters for physical and economic damage caused by a declared disaster. 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.

Hurricane Michael

The SBA will provide disaster loans and business counseling for people and businesses in Florida affected by Hurricane Michael. Economic Injury Loans are available in Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Leon, Liberty, Taylor, Wakulla and Washington counties, as well as in the adjacent counties of Dixie, Jefferson, Lafayette, Madison and Walton.

To apply, visit DisasterLoan.sba.gov or call the SBA Customer Service Center: 1-800-659-2955 (Hours: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday)

You can also visit an SBA Business Recovery Centers (BRC):

SBA Business Recovery Center Locations

County

Address

Hours/days

Bay

Bay County Public Library
898 W. 11th St.
Panama City, FL 32401

Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Gulf

Gulf Coast State College
3800 Garrison Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Leon

LeRoy Collins Library
200 W. Park Ave.
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sat 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

 

Algal Blooms and Red Tide

The SBA approved Florida’s SBA Disaster Loan Declaration requests for long-term, low-interest economic injury disaster loans for small businesses and other eligible organizations affected by the algal blooms and red tide disasters. The deadline to apply is June 4, 2019.

The declaration for Algal Blooms covers Lee and Martin counties, and the adjacent counties of Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie.

The declaration for Red Tide covers Lee, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota counties and the adjacent counties of Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hillsborough, Pasco and Polk.

To apply, visit DisasterLoan.sba.gov or call the SBA Customer Service Center: 1-800-659-2955 (Hours: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday)