San Diego County Recovery

San Diego County Recovery works to maximize disaster assistance to residents and eligible public and private entities.

Following an emergency or disaster, additional information and resources will be available throughout this website.


Tropical Storm Hilary - Small Business Administration Assistance For San Diego County Residents & Businesses 

San Diego County businesses, nonprofits, and residents can now apply for low-interest federal disaster loans if they were affected by Tropical Cyclone Hilary.

 People can apply online to receive disaster assistance information, or download an applications at Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email for more information on SBA disaster assistance.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, can dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services.

Potential SBA loans of up to $2 million could be used by businesses to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets. Potential loans of up to $500,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are also potentially eligible for up to $100,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property, including personal vehicles. SBA can also lend additional funds to businesses and homeowners to help with the cost of improvements to protect, prevent or minimize the same type of 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.

Recovery Assistance Email

Unincorporated County residents affected by disasters may email Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Emails received after hours will be returned on the next business day.

Donation Information

The best way to help those impacted by any disaster is financial donations to a trusted local organization that can help meet the needs of survivors when they need it. Donations of goods such as clothing and household items can sometimes be difficult to distribute as someone who just lost their home may not have a place to keep donated items. Learn more about donations after a disaster.

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The Red Guide to Recovery

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The Red Guide to Recovery: A Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors is a comprehensive, easy-to-read post incidentrecovery tool that walks disaster survivors step-by-step through the recovery process.  Disaster survivors are often overwhelmed by stress and uncertainty after a loss caused by a natural or manmade disaster, and the handbook addresses such stress and uncertainty by providing the information and tools survivors need to cope with a disaster.   Learn more

View the Condensed Red Guide to Recovery for San Diego County