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Business Physical Disaster Loans
If you are in a declared disaster area and have experienced damage to your business, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the Small Business Administration (SBA). Businesses of any size and most private nonprofit organizations may apply to the SBA for a loan to recover after a disaster.
General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, your business or private non-profit organization must have sustained physical damage and be located in a disaster declared county.
SBA can only approve loans to applicants with a reasonable ability to repay the loan and other obligations from earnings.
The interest rate will not exceed 4 percent if you cannot obtain credit elsewhere. For businesses and nonprofit organizations with credit available elsewhere, the interest rate will not exceed 8 percent. SBA determines whether the applicant has credit available elsewhere. Repayment terms can be up to 30 years, depending on your ability to repay the loan.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Apply online for disaster loan assistance at your own convenience through SBA's secure Disaster Loans Assistance website.
You must submit the completed loan application and a signed and dated IRS form 8821 giving permission for the IRS to provide SBA your tax return information.