The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) makes economic injury disaster loans to small businesses that have been adversely affected by specific disaster events. Recent legislation authorizes SBA to make economic injury disaster loans when the disaster is (1) a drought or (2) below average water levels in the Great Lakes or on any body of water in the United States that supports commerce by small business concerns. The legislation also specifically authorizes SBA to provide economic injury disaster loan assistance to farm-related and nonfarm-related small businesses adversely affected by disasters. SBA is issuing an interim final rule because of the emergency nature of the recent legislation.
Agency Contact: Roger B. Garland, Office of Disaster Assistance, 202-205-6734 or Roger.Garland@sba.gov.
This rule is final.