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Disaster Recovery Information

Disaster Recovery efforts after a natural or manmade disaster presents special challenges for small business owners and their employees.  We know at least 200 vapor products shops in the path of Harvey have been impacted, multiplied by the huge toll this takes on the employees and all of the families.  This page is being provided so we can post all information we receive on how and where vapor businesses can turn for help getting back on their feet.  If you have something to add that could help others, please send it to

Disaster Loans

National Small Business Association (NSBA) – Provides disaster loans to small businesses. 

Website Link:

You can apply online for all types of Small Business Administration disaster assistance loans.

The online application is the fastest method to receive a decision about your loan eligibility. You have the option of submitting a paper application by mail. For either application, you must submit the completed loan application and a signed and dated IRS Form 8821 giving permission for the IRS to provide the Small Business Administration your tax return information.

Click here for more information. 

Additional information is available at the Small Business Administration disaster assistance customer service center. Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or email:

For Local Assistance:
To find and connect with your local Small Business Administration District Office click here.

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