• Resources from SBA Office of Disaster Assistance

    June 28, 2018
    Feel free to disseminate this information to anyone you know who has been affected.

    Information on SBA low-interest disaster loans, contact information for the resource partners for this major Presidential declaration, as well as some links and key points about disaster recovery and programs are available through links below.

    It is recommended that all residents and businesses impacted register with FEMA, and take advantage of the face-to-face assistance available at the Kea’au Disaster Recovery Center, which is open 8 am to 8 pm, seven days a week, for now. FEMA and SBA representatives will walk them through the registration and application process.
    Registration with FEMA can be also done by calling (800) 621-FEMA (3362).
    Anyone impacted by the Kilauea Volcanic Eruption and Earthquakes, as well as lava flows, that has questions about applying for SBA’s Disaster Assistance Loan programs, can always call the SBA Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 for assistance.
    Online information is available at www.sba.gov/disaster.
    Here is a link to the SBA “Three Step Process” flyer for survivors.

    Links to SBA forms and information:          
    SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private nonprofits AND homeowners and renters by providing low-interest direct federal recovery loans. As low as 3.61 percent for businesses2.5 percent for private nonprofits and 1.938 percent for homeowners or renters, with terms up to 30 years. SBA can loan for any uninsured or under-insured damages. For small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations, SBA can also offer low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) as well as loans for physical damages.
    Business applications are available for Business of all sizes and Private nonprofit organization recovery loans, as well as the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) for small businesses or most private nonprofits that may have needs for working capital due to the financial impacts of the Eruptions, Earthquakes and lava flow disaster.
    Businesses, Private nonprofit organizations, Homeowners and Renters can get face-to-face help at the State & County/FEMA/SBA disaster recovery center that opened Friday, but they can also go directly online and apply for SBA low-interest disaster recovery loans.
    Here are some direct links to SBA websites:             
    SBA Main Disaster Loan Assistance Portal (DLAP) website:  https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/
    Direct link to the application online:    https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Account/Login
    Some KEY POINTS:
    • There is no cost to apply and no obligation to accept any loan funds.
    • Applicants don’t have to even know how much they may need when they apply.
    • They don’t have to wait for any insurance claims to fully settle. SBA will work with applicants while they are working on insurance claims settlements and making decisions on how to move forward in recovery.
    If you have questions, please call the SBA Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 for assistance. Online information is available at www.sba.gov/disaster.
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