Wildfires and Straight-line Winds Federal Relief
SBA Stands Ready to Assist New Mexico Businesses and Residents Affected by Wildfires and Straight-line Winds.
Make Sure to Register!
To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, survivors must first contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency at www.disasterassistance.gov. Click on the blue “Apply Online” to get started with your registration.
You will need the following to complete your registration:
If you are a disaster survivor, you may qualify for federal assistance.
- If you are applying for both home and business disaster assistance, complete one registration to cover both.
- If you are applying for multiple disasters, you will need to complete a registration for each disaster.
You’ll need the following to complete your registration:
- Social Security Number (SSN) OR the SSN of a minor child in the household who is a U.S. Citizen, Non-Citizen National or Qualified Alien
- Annual Household Income
- Contact Information (phone number, mailing address, email address*, and damaged home address)
- Insurance Information (coverage, insurance company name, etc.)
- Bank Account Information (if you are eligible to receive financial assistance, the money can be deposited in your account)
* Note: You must provide an email address if you want to review your registration status online. If you do not provide an email address, you will be required to contact FEMA for any updates to your registration.
If you need further information or assistance:
Call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362. Helpline services are available 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET.
If you use a video relay service, captioned phone, or other communication service, give FEMA the number for that service.
If you are having technical issues, call FEMA’s Internet Help Desk at 1-800-745-0243. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To learn more, review the Help After a Disaster brochure. This provides policy and eligibility information for all assistance under the Individuals and Households Program (IHP). Visit the Individual Disaster Assistance page for more details. You may also view Disasters by calendar year or find other agency support by disaster.
- Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management wildfires page
- General wildfire information across the state
- Real Time Evacuation Map for Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire
- Green means go NOW – mandatory evacuation
- Yellow means be set for evacuation
- Red means be ready for possible evacuation
- San Miguel County site and their Facebook site
- Santa Fe National Forest Facebook site where they livestream updates
- AirNow, a site that gives the Air Quality Index and recommendations for any location
NEW MEXICO—Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to New Mexico businesses and residents as a result of President Biden’s major disaster declaration, U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced.
The declaration covers Colfax, Lincoln, Mora, San Miguel and Valencia counties as a result of the wildfires and straight-line winds that began on April 5, 2022.
“SBA’s mission-driven team stands ready to help New Mexico’s small businesses and residents impacted by wildfires and straight-line winds,” said Administrator Guzman. “We’re committed to providing federal disaster loans swiftly and efficiently, with a customer-centric approach to help businesses and communities recover and rebuild.”
Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets. 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 to businesses regardless of any property damage.
Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.
Interest rates can be as low as 2.94 percent for businesses, 1.875 percent for private nonprofit organizations and 1.438 percent for homeowners and renters with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.
To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, survivors must first contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency at www.disasterassistance.gov. As soon as Federal-State Disaster Recovery Centers open throughout the affected area, SBA will provide one-on-one assistance to disaster loan applicants. Additional information and details on the location of disaster recovery centers is available by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955.