Business Recovery Resources

North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC)

The SBTDC provides a wide range of resources for businesses that are working to recover from Hurricane Florence.  Visit the SBTDC Hurricane Florence website.

Small Business Administration

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers low-interest, long-term disaster loans for physical damage and working capital. 

Business Recovery Centers are open to help businesses affected by Hurricane Florence.  SBA representatives at the Centers can provide information, answer questions about disaster loans, and help businesses complete the SBA application.

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application via the SBA’s secure website at

To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, applicants should register online at or download the FEMA mobile app.  If online or mobile access is unavailable, applicants should call the FEMA toll-free helpline at 800-621-3362. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services should call 800-621-3362.

Additional details on the locations of Disaster Recovery Centers and the loan application process can be obtained by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Dec. 13, 2018.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 14, 2019. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at