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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.
In addition to direct federal assistance, there are two major federal disaster assistance programs: 1) Individual Assistance (IA) to assist with loans and/or grants for losses suffered by individuals and families and 2) Public Assistance (PA) to assist with grants to public agencies and some nonprofit organizations.
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.
Disaster assistance may include grants to help pay for temporary housing to include rental and lodging expense, emergency home repairs, uninsured and underinsured personal property losses, and medical, dental and funeral expenses caused by the disaster, along with other serious disaster-related expenses.
Disaster assistance includes grants for homeowners and renters to help pay for rent, essential home repairs and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other sources.
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.
The DoD consulted a range of nutritional and relief experts in developing the requirements for the HDR, including USAID's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, the World Food Program, the Center for Disease Control, the U.
proposed a series of killer amendments to a predisaster mitigation and disaster assistance streamling bill (S.
DRCs offer survivors of Hurricanes Irma and Maria a place to register for disaster assistance in person, especially residents who still have connectivity challenges.
Total federal disaster assistance approved for Kentucky survivors of the tornadoes and damaging storms of Feb.

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