MEMO From Small Business Administration regarding disaster assistance

We've found information that may be helpful for both you and your clients in this uncertain time. This information is coming from the U.S. Small Business Administration with regards to small business disaster assistance. Please share this with your clients.

3/17/20 - MEMO from Shanda Harris, Columbus Office of the S.B.A.

All federal agencies are working together to protect public health, including the U.S. Small Business Administration. Our agency's top priority is to ensure Ohio small businesses – which total nearly 950,000 – can continue their contributions to the state's economy, and our nation.

We are working directly with Governor DeWine's office to facilitate a disaster declaration from the SBA for businesses to be eligible for Economic Injury Disaster Loans. To expedite this process, please fill out the attached Disaster Loan Declaration Form and email the completed form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Once that declaration is made and the SBA has confirmed it, the agency will be able to provide Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million per small business to assist with economic recovery.

Please access the links below and attachments for further details and guidance about disaster assistance:

Disaster Preparedness Factsheet (English | Spanish)

Disaster Mitigation Factsheet (English | Spanish)

Disaster Assistance Loans: Businesses & Nonprofits (English | Spanish)

Disaster Assistance Loans: Homeowners & Renters (English | Spanish)

Disaster Assistance Loans: Community Impact (English | Spanish)

The SBA will continue to support small businesses through this difficult time, and we urge them to visit and follow @SBA_Columbus on Twitter or sign up for our newsletter for more updates.

For detailed information on SBA programs for the coronavirus, visit and for information on all federal programs, visit or (en Español).

Click here for Disaster Loan Declaration Form

Click here for SBA Disaster Assistance Resources for Business (English)

Click here for SBA Disaster Assistance Resources for Business (Spanish)

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