SBDC Hurricane Ian Recovery Updates

Need help with the following business disaster loans?

  • SBA Physical Disaster Loan
  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)
  • Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program

Visit a BRC and speak with a business disaster specialist today!

BRC Location & Hours:

Bonita Springs Center: 

SWFL, Inc 25071 

Chamber of Commerce Dr.

Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Hours of Operation:

Sun-Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cape Coral Center: 

Kiwanis Club 

360 Santa Barbara Blvd S. Cape Coral, FL 33991

Hours of Operation:

Mon-Thurs 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Naples Center: 

The Naples Players

701 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102

Hours of Operation:

Mon: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm | Tue-Sun: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn More

What disaster loan programs are available for my 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.

The Fifth Third Financial Empowerment Mobile is in Florida to provide support to Florida families, customers, communities, and employees impacted by Hurricane Ian. Onboard the Fifth Third Bank Financial Empowerment Mobiles (eBus) we will help individuals and families with applications for support from federal and state sources, technology access and provide critical supplies (e.g. wi-fi, power, water, etc.) in coordination with nonprofit and government agencies. See below for the upcoming schedule.

Thursday, October 13th, 2022

United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades United Way

7273 Concourse Drive

Fort Myers, FL 33901

10am - 3pm

Friday, October 14th, 2022

United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades

Fort Myers Middle Academy

3050 Central Avenue

Fort Myers, FL 33901

10am - 3pm

SBA Hurricane Ian Disaster Business Recovery Webinar

Have questions or need assistance due to losses your small business suffered from Hurricane Ian? Help is here.

Attend Hurricane Ian Disaster Business Recovery Webinar. You can attend via phone, tablet, laptop or desktop. (Virtual sessions will present the same information. Choose which day best fits your schedule)

Learn from SBA Specialist on how to understand disaster loans and how SBA can help your business:

  • Applying for assistance 
  • Loan Amounts up to $2MM
  • Low, Fixed Interest Rates 
  • Terms up to 30 yrs
  • Types of Loans
  • Mitigation
  • Q & A

Get help with your business Inventory | Equipment | Building/Structure | Working Capital 

Don’t wait for insurance. Start recovery now.

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