NICAR receives this data as an Access database from the SBA through a FOIA request; we do not reformat or clean the data in any way. For the Access file we change the names of the tables to make them easier to use; for the CSV format we simply export the tables as comma-delimited files with double quote text qualifiers.
NOTE: Only the CSV files are currently available for download. If you prefer the Access file, please email email@example.com. We hope to make this file available for direct download soon.
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.