September 15, 2022 | Austin, Texas | Press release

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved his application for a disaster declaration in communities affected by recent flooding in North Texas.

“This disaster declaration ensures that Texans affected by last month’s flooding are able to receive the support and assistance needed to recover and move forward,” Governor Abbott said. “I thank the Texas Division of Emergency Management for working with the SBA to determine eligibility for Texas assistance for the long-term, low-interest loans now available to Texans. “State of Texas will continue to work tirelessly to help North Texas residents and businesses rebuild and recover from the economic damage and physical damage caused by the floods.”

The SBA has granted access to its Domestic Disaster Loan, Business Physical Disaster Loan, and Economic Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. The counties included in the declaration are Dallas and its contiguous counties: Collin, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall and Tarrant.

Governor Abbott submitted the request for a disaster declaration Sept. 13 after the completion of damage assessments by local, state and federal authorities, as well as a review of damage assessment information provided by Texans to the using the Texas Individual State Assessment Tool (iSTAT).

Applicants can apply online, receive additional information about disaster assistance, and upload applications at Disasterloanassistance.sba.gov. Applicants may also call the SBA Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email [email protected] for more information about SBA disaster assistance.