SBA Business Recovery Locations

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has opened multiple business recovery locations throughout the state to assist with disaster relief in the wake of the red tide emergency. SBA staff can provide information, answer questions about the SBA economic injury disaster loans and help business owners complete applications for the loans.


These SBA loans, available to small business owners in counties impacted by red tide, can provide up to $2 million for working capital needs caused by the red tide disaster. As of October 2, 2018, these counties include:

  • Charlotte
  • Collier
  • DeSoto
  • Glades
  • Hardee
  • Hendry
  • Hillsborough
  • Lee
  • Manatee
  • Pasco
  • Pinellas
  • Polk
  • Sarasota


Eligibility for these low-interest loans is based upon the size and type of business as well as its financial resources. Money from the SBA loans can be used for payroll, accounts payable, fixed debts and other bills that could have been paid had the red tide disaster not occurred. They cannot be used to replace lost sales or profits.

Find an SBA business recovery loan location near you:

Lee County

City/County Annex Building

1825 Hendry St.

Ft. Myers, FL 33901

M-F 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Manatee County

Manatee County Library, Island Branch

5701 Marina Rd

Holmes Beach, FL 34217

M-F 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Pasco County

Smartstart Program Manager

West Pasco Entrepreneur Center

4532 US Highway 19

New Port Richey, FL 35652

M-F 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Pinellas County


13805 58th Street North

Suite 2-200

Clearwater, FL 33760

M-F 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Sarasota County

Bay Ridge Park

4430 South Lockwood Rd

Sarasota, FL 34231

M, W, F 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Business owners can apply for the SBA loans here or can download an application here. For more information, please call 1-800-659-2955 (or 1-800-877-8339 for the dead and hard-of-hearing) or email

The filing deadline to return applications for economic injury is June 4, 2019.