Disaster Loan Assistance 2021

disaster assistance Sep 09, 2021
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Disaster Loan Assistance

Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters

The 2021 California wildfire season has been and continues to be a devastating situation for many in the North State. The following is a list of resources currently available. Please check back as we continue to update this information as events unfold. 

*UPDATE: 9/21/21 

CA 17119 A1 (Virtual DLOC)


The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest disaster loans to non-farm businesses of all sizes, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters in the counties of Lassen, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity who suffered losses caused by the wildfires that began on July 14, 2021.  Types of loans available are:

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.


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: only for small businesses and most 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.

For additional assistance, SBA has established a Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center that is open Mondays  Fridays, 8 am to 8 pm ET. You can contact an SBA customer service representative via email at [email protected] or by phone at 800-659-2955. SBA will answer specific questions about how a disaster loan may help each survivor recover from the disaster damage and will provide one-on-one

assistance in completing applications for these loans. You can apply online at https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov.


An applicant may use one of the below methods to deliver documents to SBA. Please include your full name and application number on all correspondence submitted to SBA.


  • Sending documents online is the best way to transmit your information to SBA. The website where you can attach documents and apply online is https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov.


Any information sent to SBA via email is sent via an unsecured link. Email attachments cannot be larger than 5 MB due to size limitations.


  • Fax your documents to 202-481-1505.


  • Mail your completed documents to:

U.S. Small Business Administration Processing & Disbursement Center Attn. ELA Mail Department

PO Box 156119

Fort Worth, TX 76155

You can contact an SBA representative at 800-659-2955.

WILDFIRES (from the SBA Disaster Declarations webpage, link below)

Disaster # CA-00340
Effective Date 8/24/2021
Incident Period 7/14/2021 and continuing

Counties Eligible: Nevada, Lassen, Placer, Plumas, Sierra, Yuba, Modoc, Shasta, Sacramento, Sutter, El Dorado, Tehama, Butte
More details here: https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela/s/disaster-details?recordId=a0et0000008tT6vAAE


Disaster # CA-00342

Beckwourth Complex Fire

Counties Eligible: Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra

Incident Period 7/3/2021 to 8/31/2021

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest disaster loans to non-farm businesses of all sizes, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters in the California counties of Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta and Sierra; and Washoe County in Nevada who suffered losses caused by the Beckwourth Complex Fire that occurred July 3 through August 31, 2021.

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For assistance with your application or questions regarding Disaster Loan Assistance please get in touch by emailing us at [email protected]

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