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Posted on: October 3, 2023

(Updated 11-3-23) August 3 Storm Damages - SBA Loans Available and City Infrastructure Repairs

Storm Incident Update

Update 11/3/23: The SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Draper will close on Wednesday, November 8 at 6 PM. The application deadlines remain the same, December 1, 2023 for physical damage and July 2, 2024 for economic injury. 

Following Draper City's pursuit of aid for residents and businesses who sustained damages from the severe rainstorm on August 3, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the information below on October 2, 2023. Puedes ver la información en español aquí.

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Utah Businesses and Residents Affected by Severe Thunderstorms and Flooding

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Utah businesses and residents affected by severe thunderstorms and flooding that occurred Aug. 3 – 4, announced Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman of the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request SBA received from Gov. Spencer Cox, on Sept. 28. 

The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in Davis, Morgan, Salt Lake, Summit, Tooele, Utah and Wasatch counties. 

“SBA’s mission-driven team stands ready to help Utah’s small businesses and residents impacted by severe thunderstorms and flooding,” said Administrator Guzman. “We’re committed to providing federal disaster loans swiftly and efficiently, with a customer-centric approach to help businesses and communities recover and rebuild.” 

“Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to businesses of all sizes, most private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters whose property was damaged or destroyed by this disaster,” said Director Jeffrey Lusk of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West. “Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 3, SBA customer service representatives will be on hand at the following Disaster Loan Outreach Center to answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each individual complete their application,” Lusk continued. The center will be open on the days and times indicated below until further notice. No appointment is necessary.

Disaster Loan Outreach Center
The Fitzgerald House
1160 E. Pioneer Rd.
Draper, UT  84020

Opens at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3 
Mondays – Fridays, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Closed Monday, Oct. 9 in observance of Columbus Day 

Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets. SBA can also lend additional funds to help with the cost of improvements to protect, prevent or minimize disaster damage from occurring in the future. 

For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size, SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic injury assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage. 

Disaster loans up to $500,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $100,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property, including personal vehicles. 

Interest rates can be as low as 4 percent for businesses, 2.375 percent for private nonprofit organizations and 2.5 percent for homeowners and renters with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition. 

Interest does not begin to accrue until 12 months from the date of the first disaster loan disbursement. SBA disaster loan repayment begins 12 months from the date of the first disbursement. 

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email for more information on SBA disaster assistance. For people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX  76155. 

The deadline to apply for property damage is Dec. 1, 2023. The deadline to apply for economic injury is July 2, 2024. 


About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration helps power the American dream of business ownership. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow, expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit

SBA Loan Fact Sheet - English

SBA Loan Fact Sheet - Español

Additionally, following is an update on City infrastructure repairs:

  • Bangerter Pkwy- Westside roadway, sidewalk, and park strip repairs complete. 
  • Mike Weir Roundabout – Storm drain system and slope stabilization complete.
  • 1300 East/Highland Drive – Design of new conveyance and slope armoring complete. A contractor has been hired to complete the work by December.
  • Various Locations – Multiple basins repaired, erosion fixed, and debris swept throughout the city.

This will be the final update regarding this storm incident. We are grateful to community members for looking out for each other during this recovery phase, and for the efforts of City staff and public safety personnel for their response. 

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