The City of Santa Rosa has published a 24-page guide to the rebuilding process after the fires. They take you through several steps of the journey-from debris removal, to design, permit and review, construction and inspections. In addition, the guide includes several pages of frequently asked questions with brief answers. Residents will definitely find the information in this guide relevant and useful over the next several months or longer. Read the guide online here or download and print your own to keep handy.
Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loans are the primary source of federal long-term disaster recovery funds for disaster damage not fully covered by insurance or other compensation. SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance is working in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help business owners and residents recover as much as possible from this disaster.
The SBA is providing one-on-one assistance to help business owners and residents apply for an SBA disaster loan at the the Disaster Recovery Center. No appointment is necessary.
Santa Rosa Disaster Recovery Center
Press Democrat building, 427 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401 (between Ross and 5th Streets)
Open every day, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Types of Loans
Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets. SBA can also lend additional funds to help business and residents with the cost of making improvements that protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future.
Small Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations
For small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations of all sizes, SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. EIDL assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage.
Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace their damaged or destroyed primary residence. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.
Disaster loan information and application forms are also available from SBA’s Customer Service Center by calling (800) 659-2955 or emailing [email protected]. Individuals who are deaf or hardofhearing may call (800) 877-8339. For more disaster assistance information, or to download applications, visit http://www.sba.gov/disaster. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
Application Filing Deadlines
Physical Damage: December 11, 2017
Economic Injury: July 12, 2018
Reposted from the City of Santa Rosa’s recovery website: https://www.sonomacountyrecovers.org/disaster-loans/