Maine Emergency Management Storm Damage Survey for Business, Non-Profits, & Homeowners’ Associations
In much the same way that we determine Maine’s eligibility to request federal disaster assistance, after any major weather event, Maine partners with counties to assess the extent of damages to small businesses. Should damages be substantial enough, even if a Presidential Disaster Declaration is not made, we can request assistance from the Small Business Administration (SBA) for low-rate loans.
The SBA offers disaster assistance in the form of low interest loans to businesses, nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters located in regions affected by declared disasters. SBA also provides eligible small businesses and nonprofit organizations with working capital to help overcome the economic injury of a declared disaster. Loans can cover lost property, business, non-profit organizations, or a homeowners’ association.
Businesses of any size and most private nonprofit organizations may apply to the SBA for a loan to recover after a disaster if a Federal or Agency Declaration has been made.
You will report damage using the Damage Assessment for Small Businesses (link). We will gather the data to determine if we are able to apply for Disaster Declaration from the President or from the SBA. For those without email or internet access, a printable form is available here.