The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers disaster assistance in the form of low interest loans to businesses, nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters located in regions affected by Hurricane Ian. SBA also provides eligible small businesses and nonprofit organizations with working capital to help overcome the economic injury of a declared disaster. Attached is the Hurricane Ian fact sheet, the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) flyer, along with a PowerPoint that provides a brief overview of the SBA disaster loans and how to apply.

Hurricane Ian Fact Sheet
Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) Flyer
SBA Fact Sheet – Disaster Loans
SBA Disaster Loans PowerPoint

Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) Update:

  • The Cultural Center in Port Charlotte will be closing for good at 6:00 PM on Thursday, April 13, 2023.
  • The Tringali Park Recreation Center in Englewood and The Heartland Library in Hardee County will continue to be open Monday – Saturday, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM until further notice.

EIDL details:

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) – Working capital loans to help small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster. These loans are intended to assist through the disaster recovery period.

Quick Links

DRC Locator (

  • 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Saturday

SBA disaster application link

SBA disaster loan contact by email:

SBA disaster loan contact by phone:

Other SBA program links:
Small Business Administration  **Business Guide**

HUBZone program  **Government Contracting**

SBA Learning Platform

  • New business guidance- SBA flagship programs (non-disaster)

SBA South Florida District Office Directory