Applying for Small Business Disaster Relief Funds

October 12, 2018

Hartford—State Senator Tony Hwang (R-28) is letting his constituents know that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved the governor’s request for disaster assistance resulting from the May 15 tornadoes that impacted Connecticut, including Newtown.

Loans of up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair real-estate, and up to $40,000 for private property. For small businesses, farmers, and non-profits, Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available.

Applications can be submitted online at, or downloaded at and mailed to the SBA at the following address: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, Texas, 76155.

Those who have questions about the assistance can either call the SBA Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for those who are deaf or hard of hearing), or send an email to [email protected].

In addition, the SBA will also open a Disaster Loan Outreach Center at the Southbury Training School (1461 South Britain Road, Southbury) to help people process applications and answer questions in person.  The office will be open from October 11 through the 18th during the following hours of operation:

  • Saturday, October 13: 10AM to 2PM
  • Sunday: October 14: Closed
  • Monday, October 15: 9AM to 6PM
  • Tuesday, October 16: 9AM to 6PM
  • Wednesday, October 17: 9AM to 6PM
  • Thursday, October 18: 9AM to 4PM

The deadline to return applications for physical property damage is December 10, 2018.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is July 9, 2019.