Information compiled by the Del Mar College Small Business Development Center’s Business Advisors
September 12, 2017
Steps you can take NOW:
- Apply with FEMA THIS IS THE FIRST THING YOU MUST DO!! (if you are in the affected region, even if you don’t think you need any assistance now, you may need it later, so register now):
If you have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers resources to help you recover.
- Apply for SBA Disaster Loan Assistance (homeowners, renters, businesses of any size):
If you are in a declared disaster area and have suffered any disaster related damage you may be eligible for federal disaster assistance. Homeowners, Renters, and Businesses must register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to obtain a FEMA Registration ID Number by calling 1-800-621-3362. Homeowners, renters, and businesses are encouraged to apply even if you are not sure you need or want a loan.
Apply here: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/
Phone: (800) 659-2955
For those in the affected counties covered by Del Mar College SBDC: Nueces, San Patricio, Live Oak, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Kenedy, Brooks please contact Del Mar College SBDC.
Del Mar College SBDC Advisors are available to assist you with your SBA Business Disaster Loan Assistance documents. If you are already a client of the SBDC and seeking an SBA loan to assist with your business recovery, please contact your advisor directly for assistance with the application. If you are not a current client of the SBDC, please register at http://dmc122011.delmar.edu/sbdc/counsel.html to become an SBDC client if you would like SBDC guidance. When registering to be an SBDC client, please check the DISASTER RECOVERY box on the Area of Assistance page after the online signature page. Del Mar College SBDC office (361) 698-1021 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those in the Port Aransas area you can visit the SBA Business Recovery Center at:
Port Aransas Community Center (next to the museum)
408 N. Alister St.
Port Aransas, TX 78373
Mondays – Fridays, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
For those in the affected counties covered by UHV SBDC: Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Karnes, Lavaca, Refugio, Victoria please contact UHV SBDC.
University of Houston-Victoria SBDC Advisors are available to assist you with your SBA Business Disaster Loan Assistance documents. Contact your current Business Advisor or the SBDC office at (361) 485-4485 or email@example.com.
- Apply for Texas Workforce Disaster Unemployment Assistance for Employees and Self-Employed
TWC is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) as a result of severe weather due to Hurricane Harvey. Under Presidential Disaster Declaration (FEMA 4332-DR [ https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4332 ]) dated August 25, 2017, workers who lost their jobs and self-employed individuals who have been unable to work due to damage sustained from Hurricane Harvey may be eligible for relief. Applications for DUA must be submitted by September 27, 2017.TWCs website contains more information about Disaster Unemployment Assistance [ http://www.twc.state.tx.us/jobseekers/disaster-unemployment-assistance ].Individuals can apply for disaster unemployment benefits online through Unemployment Benefit Services [ http://www.twc.state.tx.us/unemployment-benefits-contact-information-claimants ]or by calling a TWC Tele-Center Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 800-939-6631.
- Additional Guides and Resources:
Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org
The Texas Department of Insurance – Help after Harvey: http://www.tdi.texas.gov/consumer/storms/helpafterharvey.html
Salvaging Wet Materials: https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/response
OSHA Hurricane eMatrix for Response and Recovery: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/hurricane/index.html
SBP (St. Bernard Project): http://sbpusa.org/
Please click the links below for assistance in Hurricane Harvey Recovery for your business and home. SBP is a national nonprofit organization committed to helping residents and communities recover from disaster promptly and efficiently.
SBP is currently marshaling resources and we’ve committed to providing the following services to help support Harvey recovery efforts:
- Boots on-the-ground – As soon as it is safe, SBP can deploy a team of AmeriCorps members and staff to support immediate recovery needs
- Advisory to state and local leaders – SBP’s team can provide free advisory services to support decision-makers as they build long-term disaster recovery contracts and processes
- Collaboration, best practice sharing and capacity building with local nonprofits
- Mold remediation training
- Damage assessment support – SBP can provide tools to conduct door-to-door damage assessment surveys, which collect valuable information on community needs
- Rebuild homes, when the time is right
We also have free, downloadable guides and checklists on our Recovery Resource Page that can be shared to help impacted residents take control of their recovery, including:
- Navigating Federal Assistance (FEMA & SBA)
- Filing Insurance Claims
- Avoiding Contractor Fraud
- Mold Remediation
For Contractors – Disaster Contracting Critical Things to Know:
Texas Association of Builders Resource Links:
Texas Association of Builders – http://www.texasbuilders.org/about-us/consumer-information.html
National Association of Home Builders Disaster Recovery Resources –
- Volunteer or Donate: