SBA Press Release

Deadline Approaching in Texas for SBA Disaster Loans for Property Damage Due to Severe Storms, Tornadoes

June 8, 2022 – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded Texas businesses and residents of the July 5, 2022, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for property damage caused by the severe storms and tornadoes in Bastrop, Grayson, Houston, Jack, Montague, Nacogdoches, Upshur and Williamson counties that occurred on March 21, 2022.

Federal Disaster Assistance for Panola and Surrounding Counties

July 13, 2021 - Federal disaster assistance remains available to help Panola County residents and businesses to recover from damages resulting from the severe storms and tornadoes that occurred March 27, 2021. The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance also available in the surrounding Texas counties of Harrison, Rusk and Shelby, as well as the Louisiana parishes of Caddo and De Soto. SBA continues to receive and approve applications from businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters.

SBA Stands Ready to Assist Texas Businesses, Residents Affected by the Severe Winter Storms (English & Spanish)

Virtual Recovery Centers Opened Tuesday, Feb. 23

February 24, 2021 - Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to Texas businesses and residents as a result of President Biden’s major disaster declaration, U.S. Small Business Administration’s acting Administrator Tami L. Perriello announced. 

The declaration covers 77 Texas counties as a result of the severe winter storms that began on Feb. 11, 2021.  See below for the list of declared counties.

SBA to Make Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to U.S. Agricultural Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

May 5, 2020 – U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today that agricultural businesses are now eligible for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance programs. SBA’s EIDL portal will reopen today as a result of funding authorized by Congress through the Paycheck Protection Program and Healthcare Enhancement Act. The legislation, signed into law by the President one week ago, provided additional funding for farmers and ranchers and certain other agricultural businesses affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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