SBA Approves $214 Million in Disaster Assistance Loans for California Wildfires

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West Director Tanya N. Garfield announced on December 20th, 2018, that the Agency has approved over $214 million in federal disaster loans for California businesses and residents who have been affected by the recent wildfires in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties in November.

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California Fires in Butte, LA, and Ventura Counties, CA: Resources for Safety Preparedness and Financial Recovery

After dealing with numerous deadly fires earlier this year, California is currently dealing with three major wildfires, including the Camp Fire in Butte County, the Woosley Fire in Los Angeles County and the Hill Fire in Ventura County. California Governor-elect Gavin Newsom recently issued emergency proclamations in response to the wildfires and requested  statewide FEMA Emergency Declaration. While Cal Fire firefighters still work hard to contain these fires and affected homeowners plan their next steps, it is important to know about the available resources for financial and physical damage recovery.

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