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Five Things You May Not Know About SBA Disaster Assistance

Facts about SBA’s Disaster Program will be Presented During Free SBA/Agility Webinar

WASHINGTON – In the aftermath of a natural or man-made disaster, you don’t have to be a small business owner to get recovery assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration.  But did you know that SBA’s disaster assistance program is the agency’s only direct loan program?  Did you also know that SBA can provide assistance to communities in the aftermath of a disaster, independent of a Presidential disaster declaration?

Interesting and useful facts about the range and depth of SBA’s disaster assistance programs will be presented during the April 10 webinar hosted by Agility Recovery Solutions and SBA.  The webinar will focus on questions typically asked by the public and local media after a disaster.  In addition to clarifying SBA’s partnership with FEMA, we’ll also talk about SBA’s outreach to local banks to expand the support network for business recovery after a disaster.

SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access past webinars and get additional preparedness tips. 

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.

WHAT:        “Five Things You May Not Know about SBA Disaster Assistance”

A presentation and a Question & Answer session.

WHO:          Mark Ihenacho, Public Information Officer, SBA Disaster Field Operations Center East;  Carol Chastang, Public Affairs Specialist, SBA Office of Communications & Public Liaison.

    WHEN:        Tuesday, April 10, 2012 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT

    HOW:          Space is limited. Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/369141176

 

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