SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced today that SBA has approved more than $10 million in federal disaster loans for California businesses and residents impacted by wildfires that occurred Sept. 4 through Nov. 17, 2020. According to Garfield, SBA has approved $67,900 for businesses and $10,018,800 for residents to help rebuild and recover from this disaster.

“SBA’s disaster assistance employees are committed to helping businesses and residents rebuild as quickly as possible,” said Garfield. Businesses and residents in Fresno, Los Angeles, Madera, Mendocino, Napa, San Bernardino, San Diego, Shasta, Siskiyou and Sonoma counties who sustained damages are encouraged to register prior to the Dec. 15, 2020, deadline with the Federal Emergency Management Agency at www.disasterassistance.gov. “Don’t miss out on any assistance you may be entitled to by not registering for help. You don’t need to wait for your insurance to settle or obtain a contractor’s estimate,” she added. 

SBA continues to provide one-on-one assistance to disaster loan applicants through the following virtual centers on the days and times indicated.

Virtual Business Recovery Center and

Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center

Monday – Sunday (7 days/week)

8 a.m. – 8 p.m. EDT

[email protected]

(800) 659-2955

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