Preparing to Apply: Disaster/Hurricane Assistance

Mon 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Disaster Mitigation

Event will be held at Monroe Civic Center, in the Ouachita/Jackson room; first door to your left when entering

As Hurricane Season approaches, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to prioritize equitably supporting impacted communities through disaster assistance, mitigation, and business preparedness efforts. It is more important than ever for residents and small businesses to remember that the best course of action to limit damage from natural disasters is preparing before the disaster hits.

The SBA is ensuring its products and services are simple and flexible enough to meet small businesses where they are and help them prepare, manage and recover from the growing disaster threats, including pandemics, cybersecurity and increased natural disasters due to climate changes. This seminar informs you on how to be ready when disaster hits

Topics covered:

  1. Setting up your account to access the SBA Disaster Application Page

  2. Eligibility requirements and completing the SBA Disaster Application

  3. Coverage of the checklist of documents required to submit with the SBA application and the importance of saving documents to have access when needed following the disaster

  4. Mitigation assistance from SBA

  5. How to get approved the first time

  6. What to do when referred to SBA by FEMA

  7. What to do if you are denied for a SBA loan

  8. How to get additional information when needed

  9. The role of FEMA, and the what assistance is available through them

  10. Who is eligible for assistance from FEMA and how to apply

Fee: No Cost

Phone: (318) 342-1224


Monroe Civic Center
Monroe Convention Center
401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway Monroe, LA 71201