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SBA Disaster Loans

Source U.S. Small Business Administration
File Size csv: 170 MB
Dates Covered 1980-Feb 2014
Cost

Snapshot

  • Academic - Journalism $60
  • Top 25 market or circulation over 100,000: $160
  • 26-50 market or circulation 50,000-100,000: $110
  • 50-200 market or circulation below 50,000: $60
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Disaster loans from the Small Business Administration are the primary form of federal assistance for non-farm, private-sector disaster losses.
For this reason, the disaster loans program is the only form of SBA assistance not limited to small businesses. Disaster loans from SBA help homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and nonprofit organizations finance their rebuilding.
The data identifies the borrower, the disaster, the amount and, for business borrowers, whether the loan was paid in full or deemed uncollectible.

Record layouts and samples of this database

Sample Data (Disaster.xls) 15.7 KB
Main documentation (Readme.txt) 13.1 KB

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