Update no. 30 of Hurricane Ian
Hillsborough County, Fla. (October 3, 2022) – Businesses throughout Hillsborough County that were impacted by Hurricane Ian have multiple options for recovery resources.
Businesses are encouraged to get started by getting one Business Damage Assessment Survey in order to provide the most helpful services to aid recovery. There are also services like free disaster loan application consultation from a variety of sources.
Business Damage Assessment Survey
Florida State opened Business Damage Assessment Survey for Hurricane Ian on Wednesday, September 28. Please take a moment to complete the survey. Having as many business owners complete the survey as possible helps ensure that the right services will be available for the recovery effort.
Florida SBDC in Hillsborough County
Florida SBDC disaster recovery specialists in Hillsborough County are available to provide confidential, no-cost counseling to help affected businesses prepare disaster loan applications and other post-disaster challenges. Florida SBDC disaster specialists work alongside SBA business loan specialists to provide information about available resources and assist businesses in completing state and federal disaster loan applications.
The SBDC of Florida in Hillsborough County can be reached at HCFLGov.net/FSBDC or (813) 204-9267weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m
Business Recovery Center
The US Small Business Administration (SBA) has opened a Business Recovery Center (BRC) to provide one-on-one disaster loan application assistance to Florida businesses affected by Hurricane Ian . SBA Customer Service representatives will be available to answer questions about the disaster loan program and assist business owners in completing their applications.
Hillsborough County BRC is located in the Chloe Coney Urban Enterprise Center, 1907 E. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, FL 33610. The BRC is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm; Saturday, from 9 am to 1 pm; and closed on Sunday.
Low Interest SBA Disaster Loans for Businesses, Homeowners, Renters and Private Non-Profit Organizations
Low-interest disaster loans from the US Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to businesses and residents in Florida following the declaration of a presidential disaster declaration due to Hurricane Ian.
Businesses and private nonprofit organizations (such as charities, churches, private universities, etc.) of any size can borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace their real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other assets. business damaged or destroyed by the disaster.
For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private not-for-profit organizations, the SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) to help meet the working capital needs caused by the disaster. Disaster loan assistance for economic damages is available regardless of whether the business has suffered any physical property damage.
Disaster loans of up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace real estate damaged or destroyed by a disaster. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace personal property damaged or destroyed by the disaster.
Detailed information and applications are available at SBA Disaster Assistance Site.
The deadline for filing claims for physical damages is November 28, 2022. The deadline for filing claims for economic damages is June 29, 2023.
IRS disaster relief and emergency assistance for individuals and businesses
US Chamber of Commerce Foundation Disaster Recovery Quick Guides
Enterprise Florida Business Disaster Relief Resources
Florida Disaster Fund
Connect. Stay alert.
For more information on Hillsborough County’s response to Hurricane Ian, visit HCFLGov.net/StaySafe and sign up for the HCFL Alert system. Additionally, you can follow Hillsborough County on social media on Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor for updates.
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