Hurricane Ian Small Business Assistance

The Florida SBDC at UCF stands ready to help your small business.  For questions about disaster assistance available and how the Florida SBDC at UCF can help you, please call us at 407-420-4850 or email us at

How We Can Help You

We offer no cost consulting to help you:

  • Understand available disaster loans
  • Determine eligibility
  • Apply

Our disaster specialists will provide one-on-one support with loans and other post-disaster challenges. To request for assistance, please click the button below:

What Disaster Loan Programs Are Available for Small Business?

  • Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loans – Working capital loans intended to “bridge the gap” between the time of a major catastrophe and when a business has secured long-term recovery resources, e.g. receipt of payments on insurance claims or federal disaster assistance. 
  • U.S. SBA Business Physical Disaster Loans – Loans to businesses to repair or replace disaster-damaged property owned by the business, including real estate, inventories, supplies, machinery and equipment. Businesses of any size are eligible. Private, non-profit organizations such as charities, churches, private universities, etc., are also eligible.
  • U.S. Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) – Working capital loans to help small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster. These loans are intended to assist through the disaster recovery period.