The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and private nonprofit organizations in Baldwin, Escambia, Geneva and Houston counties in Alabama of the deadline to submit disaster loan applications for economic injury caused by excessive rains from April 4 to May 2, 2014. The deadline to apply for a working capital disaster loan is April 6, 2015.
“These counties are eligible because they are contiguous to one or more primary counties in Florida. The Small Business Administration recognizes that disasters do not usually stop at county or state lines. For that reason, counties adjacent to primary counties named in the declaration are included,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East in Atlanta.
Working capital disaster loans up to $2 million are available at 2.625 percent for private
nonprofit organizations and 4 percent for small businesses, with terms up to 30 years. The loans are intended to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other expenses that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred. To be considered for this assistance, eligible entities need to apply by the deadline.
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
Applications and program information are available by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing), or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Loan applications can also be downloaded from the SBA’s website at www.sba.gov/disaster. 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 return economic injury applications is April 6, 2015.
For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at www.sba.gov/disaster.
Release Number: 15-153 FL 14087
Date: March 4, 2015
Contact: Michael Lampton
Phone: (404) 331-0333