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SBA federal low-interest economic injury loan application deadline is October 16, 2023

The deadline for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) federal low-interest Economic Injury loan is October 16, 2023.
Businesses of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster damaged property.
Small businesses, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster.
THREE WAYS TO APPLY for SBA’s federal low-interest Economic Injury loan:
Online: Apply For A Disaster Loan ( []
Call SBA Customer Service #: 1.800.659.2955
In-Person at one of the following California Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs)—please note permanent upcoming closing dates


Disaster Legal Services Available to California Residents After the Recent Storms and Flooding

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Homeowners and renters in disaster-designated counties affected by the recent severe winter storms and flooding may now have access to free legal advice for disaster-related legal issues. Residents can call a Disaster Legal Service hotline at 888-382-3406 or go to

Callers may be asked to leave a message and a specialist will get back to them as soon as possible. Callers should identify their storm-related issue and the county where their storm-damaged property is located. Some of the issues the legal service can provide help with include:

  • Insurance claims for medical bills, loss of property, and loss of life.
  • New wills, powers of attorney, and other legal papers lost during the disaster.
  • Home repair contracts and contractors.
  • Problems with landlords.
  • Proof of home ownership.
  • FEMA appeals.
The hotline is run by the Disaster Legal Assistance Collaborative, a coalition of nonprofits, legal aid organizations, government entities and law firms in California working together to offer free legal services to communities in the aftermath of natural disasters. FEMA provides funding to the collaborative but the attorneys are not FEMA employees. The services they provide are confidential and they do not share information with FEMA.

For the latest information on California’s recovery from the severe winter storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides, visit You may also follow,, @FEMARegion9/Twitter and