Don’t Delay. Register Today! One Week Left to Apply for Disaster Assistance and SBA Disaster Loans

Clanton, Ala. – Homeowners and renters in Bibb, Calhoun, Clay, Hale, Jefferson, Perry, Randolph and Shelby counties with uninsured damage or losses from the March 25-26, 2021 severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes, still have one week left to apply to FEMA for federal disaster assistance and to the U.S. Small Business Administration for low interest disaster loans.

The deadline for both is Friday, June 25, 2021

After registering with FEMA, most residents are automatically referred to SBA to apply for a low-interest disaster loan. SBA’s disaster loans are the largest source of long-term federal disaster recovery funds for residents, businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations funds for residents, businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations.

Don’t Delay. Register Today!

  • Online at
  • By phone at the disaster assistance helpline: 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585).
  • Lines are open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. central time.
  • Operators are multilingual and those who use a relay service such as a videophone, InnoCaption or CapTel should update FEMA with their specific number assigned to that service. If you need accommodations for language or a disability, let the operator know.

To apply for a low-interest, long-term SBA disaster loan, call 800-659-2955 (TTY:800-877-8339) or complete an online application at  SBA calls are answered daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. central time.

There is no obligation to take an SBA disaster home loan or cost to apply.  Residents that are declined for an SBA loan will be referred to FEMA for grant consideration.

The deadline for applying for an SBA disaster loan for physical damages is also June 25, 2021.

For additional online resources, as well as FEMA downloadable pamphlets and other aids, visit and click “information.”

For referrals to Alabama’s health and human service agencies as well as community organizations, dial 211, text 888-421-1266, or chat with referral specialists via

For more information on Alabama’s disaster recovery, visit, AlabamaEMA Facebook page, and


FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.

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