Hurricane Idalia | Disaster Loan Assistance

Please view available federal and state disaster assistance below:

Federal Assistance

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan: Apply Here

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024

If you have suffered substantial economic injury and are one of the following types of businesses located in a declared disaster area, you may be eligible for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL):

  • Small Business
  • Small agricultural cooperative
  • Most private nonprofit organizations

Eligibility & Requirements:

  • In the Florida counties of: Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Jefferson, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Pasco, Pinellas, Suwannee, and Taylor; for economic injury only in the contiguous Florida counties of: Alachua, Baker, Hillsborough, Leon, Marion, Polk, Sumter, Union, and Wakulla.
  • Applicants must have a credit history acceptable to SBA.
  • Applicants must show the ability to repay all loans.
  • Uninsured Losses – Only uninsured or otherwise uncompensated disaster losses are eligible. Any insurance proceeds which are required to be applied against outstanding mortgages are not available to fund disaster repairs and do not reduce loan eligibility. However, any insurance proceeds voluntarily applied to any outstanding mortgages do reduce loan eligibility.
  • Ineligible Property – Secondary homes, personal pleasure boats, airplanes, recreational vehicles and similar property are not eligible, unless used for business purposes. Property such as antiques and collections are eligible only to the extent of their functional value. Amounts for landscaping, swimming pools, etc., are limited.
  • Noncompliance – Applicants who have not complied with the terms of previous SBA loans may not be eligible. This includes borrowers who did not maintain flood and/or hazard insurance on previous SBA loans.

How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply online for a disaster loan. Please call the SBA at 800‐659‐2955 if you have any questions. SBA's disaster call center hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET, and Saturday and Sunday from 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET.

Additional Information

View SBA Florida Disaster Declaration Fact Sheet here