To date, SBA has approved over $2,462,000 in disaster recovery loans for 26 homes and 5 businesses. Statewide, we have approved over $784,000,000. We encourage any business, private non-profit organization, homeowner and renter that was affected by Hurricane Harvey to apply before the October 24, 2017 application deadline.

The Small Business Administration provides low-interest, long-term disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private, non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters to repair or replace uninsured/underinsured disaster damaged property. We also offer Economic Injury Disaster loans for businesses that may or may not have sustained any damage, but have experienced a downturn in business because of the disaster.

We recommend that residents and businesses first file their insurance claims and register with FEMA online at Please do not wait for your insurance and FEMA to settle before applying for SBA assistance! SBA may be able to get your money to you sooner than your insurance, and we will work with FEMA and your insurance to make certain that no double-payments occur.

This declaration is for damages received during Hurricane Harvey that occurred between Aug. 23 and Sept. 15, 2017.  The filing deadline to return applications for property damage is Oct. 24, 2017 – less than 30 days away. The deadline to return economic injury applications is May 25, 2018.

Homeowners, renters, businesses and private, non-profit organizations may apply online at Our customer service center is also available to answer questions at 800-659-2955. Applicants may also come in to a Disaster Recovery Center or a Business Recovery Center for person-to-person assistance in completing their applications. For a list of locations, visit SBA’s website at

For 3 ways to apply for assistance, please click here for the English version Three Ways to Apply Presidential (APPROVED 09.01.17)

For 3 ways to apply for assistance, please click here for the Spanish version Three Ways to Apply Presidential Spanish (APPROVED 9.1.17)

For the 3 step process for Disaster Loans, please click here Disaster Playbook One-Pager 09.1.17