• Facebook LIVE with FEMA & SBA - Hurricane Sally Recovery

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    Name: Facebook LIVE with FEMA & SBA - Hurricane Sally Recovery
    Date: November 13, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CST
    Event Description:
    Everyone is invited to join us for. Facebook “LIVE” Overview and Q&A Session with Disaster Recovery Specialists from FEMA and the SBA on Fridays at Noon

    • Residents with damage should first register with FEMA at disasterassistance.gov (short-term grants) and then apply to SBA for a disaster loan at disasterloan.sba.gov.
    • Those whose loan applications are denied by SBA are referred back to FEMA for potential additional grant consideration.
    • If approved for a loan, an applicant is under no obligation to accept it.
    • They can turn it down now, and still “reactivate” their application for up to 6 months from the date of their determination letter.
    • An SBA loan is one tool in a person’s recovery toolkit as they consider all their options.


    It’s important to know that low-interest federal disaster loans are for HOMEOWNERS AND RENTERS, plus businesses of all sizes, non-profit organizations, faith-based organizations, small aquaculture businesses, and small agricultural cooperatives impacted by Hurricane Sally.

    All can apply for their uncompensated losses – i.e. their insurance wasn’t enough to complete their repairs or they didn’t have insurance


    • Individuals do not have to wait for their insurance settlement to apply for a loan. They can get money from SBA to start their repairs and then assign their insurance settlement to pay down their loan.
    • It’s free to apply and the interest rates are very low. Please see the attached information for details.
    • SBA disaster loans cover things insurance often does not, such as debris removal, decks, fencing, sheds, etc.
    • Terms are up to 30 years to make the payments affordable, and no collateral is required for loans of $25,000 or less.
    • There is no pre-payment penalty.
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