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Disaster Relief Funding And Resources Are Available to Small Business Owners For March 31st, 2023 Storms and Tornadoes


Arkansas businesses impacted by the March 31st, 2023 storms and tornadoes are now able to access state and federal resources to recover and rebuild. We have curated these resources for your convenience and will update them as more resources become available 


SBA Little Rock Business Recovery Center (Español)

The U.S. Small Business Administration has opened two Business Recovery Centers to provide a wide range of services to businesses impacted by the sever storms and tornadoes. SBA representatives will meet with each business owner to answer questions about disaster loans and assist with electronic loan applications.

Pulaski County
Adolphine Fletcher Terry Library, 2015 Napa Valley Dr., Little Rock, AR 72212

Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 6:00pm, Sat 9:00am - 4:00pm

Cross County
Veterans Building of Cross County, 204 S. Falls Blvd., Wynne, AR 72396

Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 6:00pm, Sat 9:00am - 1:00pm

ASBTDC - Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center

Procurement Resources and Process

Little Rock, AR Procurement - City of Little Rock's dedicated procurement page with contracting opportunities 

ABEL - Arkansas Business Emergency Listing

The AR Department of Emergency Management, the Department of Finance and Administration, and the Office of State Procurement have prepared this emergency index to retain and use during the activation of a state-declared emergency. This 

ARBUY- State of Arkansas new eProcurement System

How to Solicit for Disaster Relief Contracts

Businesses that wish to apply for and secure government contracts to aid disaster relief efforts must register with ABEL and ARBUY. Doing so does not guarantee or establish a contract.

For questions or support, contact Arkansas APEX Accelerator at or by completing the client intake form. APEX Accelerator offers free, confidential procurement counseling and technical assistance.


FEMA -Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA offers federal assistance to eligible individuals and families affected by this disaster. 

SBA -U.S. Small Business Administration

The SBA offers assistance in the form of low interest loans to businesses, nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters located in regions affected by declared disasters. SBA also provides eligible small businesses and nonprofit organizations with working capital to help overcome the economic injury of a declared disaster.