Attention Citizens Affected by Tropical Storm Claudette on June 19 2021, you may now apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Note: the SBA helps with more than just businesses. They help with businesses of all sizes, homeowners, renters, and private nonprofit organizations.

Virtual customer support representatives are available to help applicants who cannot come to the DLOC complete the online application during these hours:

  • Open: Monday – Sunday (7 days/week)
  • Hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. EDT
  • Email:
  • Phone: 800-659-2955
  • TTY: 800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing or by emailing

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Sept. 20, 2021. The deadline to return economic injury applications is April 22, 2022

On the SBA website, you can see if you qualify, see the types of disaster loans, check your status, or sign up.