Live Webinar and Chat
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
3:00 – 4:30 pm Eastern
Presenter: Mark Randle, SBA Public Information Officer
In the wake of hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, wildfires, tornadoes, and other disasters, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) plays a major role. As the primary source of federal disaster assistance for non-farm, private-sector disaster losses, SBA disaster assistance, a federal low-interest disaster loan program, is generally one of the largest components of federal disaster assistance when there is a federal disaster declaration.
This 90-minute webinar will deliver detailed information on SBA disaster assistance specific to private, nonprofit (PNP) organizations. This information will help representatives of state cultural agencies become familiar with the process so they can assist their PNP constituents – staff at museums, libraries, archives, historical societies, historic sites and properties, etc. It will also help PNP representatives and state and local officials with community preparedness and recovery disaster planning.
SBA Public Information Officer Mark Randle will provide a detailed discussion of the following and allow time for Q&A throughout:
- Not just for small businesses
- The SBA federal declaration process: How, When, Where
- Loans to help repair/replace property damage
- Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster
- Eligibility, terms, and conditions
- Application and necessary information
- Processing of applications
- Disbursement of funds
- Use of loan proceeds
- Guide to Navigating FEMA and SBA Disaster Aid to Cultural Institutions (produced by Heritage Preservation in support of the Heritage Emergency National Task Force)
- US Small Business Administration:
Electronic Loan Application (ELA)
- SBA Disaster Assistance Resource Partners:
Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)
Women’s Business Centers
Mark Randle has served as a media and public spokesperson for SBA disaster assistance nationally, regionally, and on a local level throughout the country. He develops and facilitates communications on SBA disaster assistance and disaster preparedness with private industry and federal, state, and local governments. Prior to joining SBA, Mark was a small business owner and has experience in the financial and construction industries. He is a graduate of California State University Fullerton with postgraduate credits in private and government courses, including the Internal Revenue Service Enrolled Agent program.