The Louisiana Small Business Development Center is set to aid in Hurricane Laura recovery efforts for small businesses who were impacted. While individuals may contact the LSBDC via email at lasbdc@louisianasbdc.org, it echoes that state and federal officials who are encouraging Louisiana residents affected by Hurricane Laura to register for disaster assistance with FEMA as soon as possible.

Disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Louisiana to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis and Vernon parishes affected by the hurricane from Aug. 22 to Aug. 27.

In order to your process application for disaster assistance and avoid denial notifications, survivors can apply by following these steps:

The first step is to contact your insurance company to file your storm-damage insurance claims.

The second step is to register. To do so:

If you have already applied for FEMA assistance and been denied, additional information might have been needed to fully process your application. You will need to have the following readily available:

Disaster assistance may include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are available to homeowners, renters and businesses. Call the SBA at 1-800-659-2955 or visit www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance.

Federal funding is also available to the state, eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for debris removal in those same parishes. Funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures (Category B), including direct federal assistance for Public Assistance, and for hazard mitigation measures in all parishes of the state.

Click to Download the Business Loan Application | Click to Download Spanish Version

Click to Download the SBA Disaster Home/Sole Proprietor Loan Application | Click to Download Spanish Version

Click to Download the Additional Filing Requirements for Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), and Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan (MREIDL)

Click to Download REQUISITOS ADICIONALES PARA SOLICITAR PRÉSTAMO PARA DAÑOS ECONÓMICOS POR DESASTRE (EIDL) Y PRÉSTAMO PARA DAÑOS ECONÓMICOS POR EL RESERVISTA MILITAR (MREIDL)

As Louisiana works through the impacts of Hurricane Laura, LSBDC is working to support businesses affected and offer resources available. Please continue to check back frequently for updates.

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