To register with FEMA, go online to www.DisasterAssistance.gov. Persons with a smartphone can download the FEMA app at https://www.fema.gov/mobile-app. and register. Registration by telephone also is available by calling 800-621-3362. For TTY call 800-462-7585. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) also can call 800-621-3362.
SBA Office of Disaster Assistance
SBA Office of Disaster Assistance is the primary source of recovery money for businesses of all sizes, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters who are uninsured/underinsured after a disaster. Also, more than 80% of our loans are made to homeowners and renters.
The basic details of our program are:
- The SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters by providing low-interest direct federal recovery loans for uninsured or under-insured damages.
- Loans for homeowners can be up to $200,000 to repair their primary residence.
- Homeowners and renters can receive up to $40,000 for personal property losses, including disaster-damaged vehicles.
- Small businesses and nonprofit organizations can qualify for up to $2,000,000 to repair/replace business real estate, inventory, equipment, machinery, etc.
- For small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations, SBA can also offer low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans as well as loans for physical damages. These EIDL’s provide working capital to help businesses through the recovery period. The business/nonprofit DOES NOT need to have suffered physical damage.
- Rates are as low as 1.938 percent for homeowners or renters, 3.61 percent for businesses and 2.5 percent for private nonprofits with terms up to 30 years.
It is important that all residents and businesses impacted to register with FEMA at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling (800) 621-FEMA (3362). FEMA provides immediate needs assistance to get survivors into a safe, sanitary and secure environment.
The next step is to apply for our programs at www.SBA.gov/Disaster. All of our information is available at that site. Anyone impacted by the Carr Fire that has questions about applying for SBA’s Disaster Assistance Loan programs can always call our Customer Service at (800) 659-2955.
Disaster Field Operations Center West
|Release Date: Oct. 3, 2018||Contact: Richard A. Jenkins, (916) 735-1500,Richard.Jenkins@sba.gov|
|Release Number: CA 15622-06
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SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center to Relocate in Redding
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced today that SBA will relocate its Redding Disaster Loan Outreach Center from the former K-Mart Building to the First Christian Church of Redding on Tuesday, Oct. 9. SBA planned to relocate the center to Northern Valley Catholic Social Services; however, the location has become unavailable.
“SBA opened the center at the former K-Mart building to provide personalized assistance to California businesses and residents affected by the wildfires and high winds that occurred July 23 ‑ Sept. 19, 2018. SBA customer service representatives will continue to be available to meet with business owners and residents to answer their questions, explain SBA’s disaster loan program and close their approved disaster loans,” said Garfield. No appointment is necessary.
SBA representatives will continue to be available at the Redding Disaster Loan Outreach Center to meet with business owners and residents until Friday, Oct. 5. On Tuesday, Oct. 9, the Center will relocate to the First Christian Church of Redding. No appointment is necessary.
Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Former K-Mart Building
2685 Hilltop Drive
Redding, CA 96002
Mondays – Fridays, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location closes 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5
Disaster Loan Outreach Center
First Christian Church of Redding
Lower Conference Room
3590 Placer St.
Redding, CA 96001
Mondays – Fridays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location opens 8 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9
Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets. SBA can also lend additional funds to businesses and homeowners to help with the cost of improvements to protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future.
For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size, SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic injury assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage.
Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.
Interest rates can be as low as 3.61 percent for businesses, 2.5 percent for private nonprofit organizations and 1.938 percent for homeowners and renters with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.
Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also callSBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
The deadline to apply for property damage is Oct. 3, 2018. The deadline to apply for economic injury applications is May 6, 2019.