NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Homeowners and renters in Washington County affected by recent severe storms and the March 30 tornado may be eligible for disaster assistance through the State of Arkansas Individual Assistance program, the Arkansas Division of Emergency Management announced.

Individuals whose primary residence was destroyed or made uninhabitable will be able to apply for assistance beginning Monday, April 25 through Friday, May 6, 2022.

The release says in order for homeowners and renters in Washington County to be eligible for state disaster assistance funds, applicants must first apply for assistance through the Small Business Administration to be eligible for state disaster assistance funds.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering loans to individuals, businesses and nonprofits who were impacted by the Springdale tornado. The disaster loans will cover up to $200,00 for homeowners and renters to repair or replace real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,00 for damaged personal property.

Damaged businesses and nonprofits will be eligible up to $2 million to repair or replace items and property.

SBA representatives will be available to help people with loan applications starting Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Springdale Rec Center. You can find a link to the application here.

Assistance may include home repairs, cleaning, household debris removal, and personal property repair. Businesses, second homes, vacation homes, vehicles, sheds and outbuildings are not eligible for the program, the release said.

Affected residents can apply by contacting the call center hotline weekdays from 8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. at 1-888-683-ADEM (2336). Applicants will need to provide the address of the damaged home, insurance information, social security number and detailed damage information. Residents will also be asked to provide a phone number and email address.