Small Business Disaster Assistance

    Small businesses may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at

    Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. Contact the Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office at 956-427-8533 for questions.

    Dear Friends,

    We face a public health and economic crisis unlike anything we have ever experienced. In past few weeks, we have been instructed by federal, state, and local authorities to stay at home, wash our hands and practice social distancing. These measures ensure that we are not only protecting ourselves and our loved ones, but that we are protecting those who may be vulnerable in our community. I am inspired by your dutiful attention to these inconvenient restrictions and remind you that we will soon return our normal lives given your continued vigilance.

    I understand that the impact of Coronavirus has not only affected our daily lives, but it has threatened paychecks, small businesses, and important community functions. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which I voted on last week, is a big step toward addressing those concerns. This wide-ranging economic rescue package provides rapid and meaningful assistance for individuals, businesses, and those responding to the pandemic on the ground.

    This COVID-19 Handbook will help you better understand all the financial resources available for our community, such as critical federal funding sources to assist small businesses and local governments.

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