February, 2021 Storm Disaster Assistance Resources

U.S. Small Business Administration

 

Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to Texas businesses and residents as a result of the President's recent major disaster declaration. 

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, SBA will establish a Virtual Business Recovery Center to provide personalized assistance to business owners.  In addition, SBA will also open a Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center to help homeowners and renters.  Customer Service Representatives will be available to business owners and individuals to answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each person complete their electronic loan application.

Virtual Business Recovery Center and
Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 8 p.m. EDT
FOCWAssistance@sba.gov
(800) 659-2955

To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, survivors must first contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency on their website .

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications.

Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877-8339. 

 

Kendall County Approved for FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency Individual Assistance

 

Governor Greg Abbott has announced that President Biden partially approved Texas' request for a Major Disaster Declaration. 77 of Texas' 254 counties have been approved for FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency Individual Assistance.
 

The Governor and TDEM will continue to work to ensure the federal government provides appropriate assistance to individual Texans as well as to the state and local governments.
 

Individuals and business owners in counties included (Kendall County is included) in the President's declaration who sustained losses in the designated area can begin applying for assistance by registering online or by calling 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585.

 

IMPORTANT SURVEY: Texas Disaster Impacts Self-Reporting

 

This week the Governor announced a statewide effort to collect damage assessment data for this unprecedented event. This information is being collected to help officials across the state gain an understanding of damages for individuals throughout Texas.
 

Our objective in this effort is to demonstrate the scale of this disaster at the local level. As such, this will be a local effort with support from the state. 

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Please rest assured, our Board of Directors, staff and volunteers are diligently working at this time to serve you and your business!