Disaster Recovery Declaration – SBA

Apr 20, 2023 | Front Page

San Bernardino County was declared as one of the primary counties for this presidential declaration. Below is what SBA offers in time of a disaster. We are here with FEMA. I have attached the fact sheet in both English and Spanish, and 3 ways to apply flyers. I am the Public Information Officer who will oversee San Bernardino County. I will be in San Bernardino County this Wednesday. I would like to meet you to discuss the disaster assistance offered. FEMA and SBA will have a disaster recovery center. It is for homeowners, renters, businesses, and non- profit organizations including places of worship. As soon as I receive the FEMA press release, I will send to you. All the information is also indicated below. 

Kern, Mariposa, Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz, Tulare & Tuolumne are the primary counties and for economic injury only in the contiguous California counties of: Alpine, Calaveras, Fresno, Inyo, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Merced, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Stanislaus & Ventura; for economic injury only in the contiguous Arizona counties of: La Paz & Moh. 

We are assisting our survivors who are homeowners, renters, businesses, and non-profit organizations including places of worship who had suffered from February 21, 2023, and continuing disaster of severe storms, flooding, straight-line winds, landslides, and mudslides can receive disaster assistance.

SBA continues to offer disaster assistance by way of low-interest Federal loans to those affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. For Physical Damage Loans, it is June 2, 2023, the deadline. For Economic Injury Disaster Loans, the deadline is January 3, 2024.

We encourage people to complete the SBA application even if they are not sure if they need it yet.  If approved the loan becomes an option.


Property Damage: up to $2,000,000 to repair or replace real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other assets that were damaged or destroyed (available to businesses of any size and private, non-profit organizations).

Economic Injury: for businesses and private non-profit organizations suffering adverse financial impacts of the disaster (with or without property loss), up to $2,000,000 for working capital to help pay obligations until normal operations resume. Agricultural cooperatives can receive this loan. It is included in all in the fact sheet.

Individuals and Families

Homeowners: up to $200,000 to repair or replace real estate damage and up to $40,000 to replace personal property.

Renters: up to $40,000 to repair or replace personal property.

Interest rates can be as low as 4.00 percent for businesses, 2.375 percent for private nonprofit organizations and 2.375 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://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call 7-1-1.

Attached are digital copies of information you might find helpful. Please feel free to copy and distribute as you see fit and to post this information onto your web page.

If you would like a meeting or have any further questions about SBA disaster assistance. The best way to reach me is on my cell, (571) 752-0660, or by email, [email protected].


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