The U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Office of Disaster Assistance provides low-interest, long-term loans following a disaster. These loans are available to private for-profit and private non-profit drinking water and wastewater utilities. The loans help utilities return infrastructure to its pre-disaster operability. Loans may be for up to 30 years.
- SBA Business Physical Disaster Loans
- These loans are for the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged property, including inventory and supplies. For more information, visit SBA's Disaster Assistance website.
- SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans
- These loans aid small businesses and most private non-profits that have suffered substantial economic injury (regardless of physical damage) and are in a state, presidential, and U.S. Department of Agriculture declared disaster area. The Economic Injury Disaster Loan is a working capital loan. It cannot be used to repair, replace, or purchase physical assets. For more information, visit SBA's Disaster Assistance website.
SBA Business Physical Disaster Loans.pdf (PDF)(2 pp, 327 K,
SBA Business Physical Disaster Loans
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans.pdf (PDF)(1 pg, 158 K,
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans