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Small Business Administration

An agency of the U.S. federal government that guarantees loans made to entrepreneurs and small businesses. It also provides special assistance to businesses run by women and minorities. It was established in 1953.

Small Business Administration (SBA)

A federal government agency created in 1953 to “aid, counsel, assist and protect... the interests of small business concerns,” including real estate-related industries. It provides training and counseling and financial assistance through loans and guarantees. The SBA (www.sba.gov) also negotiates small business set-asides with federal agencies requiring outside goods and services, meaning that a certain predetermined percentage of those contracts will be awarded to small businesses.

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For more information, applicants may contact SBA's Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling (800) 659-2955, emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.
It was gratifying to know that DAV disaster assistance grants provided cash to meet the immediate needs of families who had suddenly lost income, but still faced needs.
International disaster assistance funding increases from $165 million (excludes the fiscal year 2001 $135 million supplemental) to $200 million in recognition of the increased demands generated by complex emergencies and natural disasters.
Good record keeping, however, is the basis for successful cost recovery from federal and some state disaster assistance programs.
It will build upon and expand PADF's longstanding disaster assistance programming that has implemented projects supported by Taiwan for Haiti and those sponsored by corporate partners, the OAS, and other donors.
Based in San Jose, Costa Rica, the Regional Disaster Assistance Program (RDAP) works side-by-side with OFDA to assist 27 countries in the LAC region.
During the past 62 years the SBA has expanded, updated and improved its disaster assistance operation, making it easier for disaster survivors to rebuild their lives and communities," said SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet.
22 that individual and business owners in the California couties of Napa and Solano who had damages or losses as a result of the South Napa earthquake have one week left to register with the agency for disaster assistance.
Prior to this position, she served as a director of the Commissioner's Office of the New York City-Human Resources Administration, where along with other disaster relief organizations, she established and managed the City's Disaster Assistance Services Center.
Managers of federal disaster assistance programs face a dual challenge--delivering aid as quickly as possible while at the same time ensuring that relief payments go only to those who are truly in need.
Registering for disaster assistance takes one phone call,'' said David Fukutomi, federal coordinating officer for FEMA.

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