DeSoto, TX - The United States Small Business Administration has issued a Disaster Declaration related to the flooding experienced by DeSoto and other area cities in late August. The SBA Declaration opens the door for affected residents to apply for low-interest, long-term loans.

This opportunity applies to business owners, homeowners, and renters. Residents can apply online or meet with SBA at a disaster loan operations center. In Dallas, that center will open at Samuell Grand Recreation Center Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 How To Apply: The City of Dallas has coordinated with SBA to open the facility at the Samuell Grand Recreation Center starting on Monday, September 19. The DLOC will operate from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm., Monday through Friday for a minimum of two weeks and will extend operations if necessary.

  • Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information anddownload applications at https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/. Applicants may call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or
  • Applicants may email for more information on SBA disaster assistance.
  • For people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 toaccess telecommunications relay services.

Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. The deadline to apply for property damage is November 14, 2022. The deadline to apply for economic injury is June 14, 2023.