Course Description

The first half of this webinar will explain the emergency loan programs available for small businesses and farmers/ranchers through the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.   In preparing for a major natural disaster, it is important to understand the differences between the loans offered through the two agencies and how the type of business you operate, and the type of disaster declaration, can determine which loan programs you are eligible to receive.

The second half of the webinar will help you understand the various disaster insurance coverages available for small businesses.  Being prepared by having the right insurance is vital for your business. 

Course Outline

  • SBA Disaster Declaration Process
  • SBA Disaster Loan Programs
  • USDA Disaster Declaration Process
  • USDA Emergency Loan Eligibility
  • USDA Emergency Loan Maximum Loan Amounts and Uses
  • Insurance and Business Continuity
  • Zone Re-Entry Impact on Claims
  • Types of Insurance and Coverage
  • Insurance Costs

Learner Outcomes

  • Understand the SBA Disaster Declaration Process and Loan Programs
  • Understand the USDA Disaster Declaration Process and Loan Programs
  • Learn the Importance of Insurance for Business Continuity
  • Learn How Zone -Re-Entry Impacts Insurance Claims
  • Learn About the Different Types of Insurance Available for Small Businesses and What They Cover
  • Understand the Impact of Geography and Disasters on Insurance Costs


A Public Service and Outreach Unit of the University of Georgia. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  All programs of the UGA SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
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