Superstorm Sandy

This dataset contains non-personally identifiable (non-PII) data from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Program for Superstorm Sandy. Following a declared disaster, the SBA provides disaster assistance in the form of low-interest, long-term disaster loans for damages not covered by insurance or other recoveries to businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, as well as homeowners and renters.

For more information about the SBA Disaster Loan Program, please visit

This dataset includes raw, unedited data from SBA’s Disaster Credit Management System (DCMS) which may have been entered directly by disaster survivors and as such is subject to human error. Additionally, the dollar values in the data set may not reflect subsequent changes to verified losses or approved loan amounts. SBA adjusts damages and loan amounts as needed based on the availability of new or corrected information. For example, verified loss and approved loan amounts may be increased later if new damages are discovered or the cost of repairs increase during the rebuilding project. Similarly, loan amounts may be decreased if the disaster survivor receives additional recoveries from insurance or grant assistance which duplicate SBA’s assistance, thereby decreasing the overall loan eligibility.

This dataset is not intended to be an official Federal report, and should not be considered as such.

If you have media inquiries about the SBA Disaster Loan Program, please email Carol Chastang in SBA’s Office of Communications and Public Liaison at

For inquiries about how to submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) or a Privacy Act request, please contact SBA’s Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts Office by email at or by phone at (202) 404-8203.

For all other inquiries about this data set, including requests from States and local governments for more detailed loan data, please email the SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance’s Data Steward, Alejandro Contreras, at

Data and Resources

Additional Info

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Source (1).xlsx
Author Alejandro Contreras
Maintainer OCIO
Last Updated September 5, 2019, 14:58 (UTC)
Created June 4, 2019, 16:58 (UTC)