Natural Disasters

Natural Disaster Resources

The Oregon SBDC Network serves the small businesses of Oregon in good times and not so good times as they work to help build Oregon’s best businesses. And, when those challenges present themselves, the Advisers of the Oregon SBDC are on the front lines in assisting local businesses to navigate through them.

Disaster assistance, whether it be natural disasters or a global pandemic, is essential in helping support and sustain the viability of those small businesses through the crisis. The Oregon SBDC considers disaster assistance one of their higher callings to serve the underserved and vulnerable businesses of our state and are committed to their success.

Wildfire Specific Information/Resources

Oregon Wildfire Disaster Declaration Details

U.S. Small Business Administration Fact Sheet – Disaster Loans Oregon Declaration #16664 & #16665 (Disaster: OR-00110) Incident: Wildfires & Straight-Line Winds Spanish

SBA Press Release (SBA Stands Ready to Assist Oregon Businesses and Residents Affected by Wildfires and Straight-line Winds Virtual Recovery Centers to Open Wednesday, Sept. 16) Spanish

FEMA Fact Sheet “Oregonians Affected by Wildfires” (Spanish translation available in upper right hand corner of the page)

FEMA Map of Oregon Counties included in Disaster Declaration (shows which counties are eligible for assistance)

FEMA “Get Assistance” Tool (anonymous questionnaire to get the most accurate, personalized list of possible assistance, leads to applying online)

FEMA Application Checklist (information needed before applying, includes informatin on how to apply by phone)

USDA Assists Farmers, Ranchers, and Communities Affected by Western Wildfires (press release)

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