|FEMA Announces that a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center is open at the George Memorial Library in Fort Bend County:
The George Memorial Library
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday
Staff is available at the center to issue loan applications, answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process, help individuals complete their applications, and close approved disaster loans. No appointment is necessary to speak with a representative. Texans can also file an SBA application online at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
“At this stage of the recovery process, the emphasis for assistance shifts to meeting the long-term needs of Texans who suffered damage from Hurricane Ike,” said State Coordinating Officer Joan Haun. “We believe this SBA center meets the current needs of Fort Bend County residents and businesses.” The filing deadline to return applications for property damage is November 12, 2008.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides low-interest disaster loans to cover the uncompensated losses for personal contents up to $40,000 for both homeowners and renters and up to $200,000 for homeowners for physical damage to their primary residence.
The SBA also provides low-interest loans up to $2 million for uncompensated physical losses suffered by businesses of any size and private non-profit organizations. Additionally, working capital loans, or Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs), are available for small businesses in the designated and adjoining counties. The combination of the two business loans cannot exceed $2 million. Deadline for filing an application is June 15, 2009.
For information about SBA programs or to find another location nearby, applicants may visit: www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance.
Individuals may also contact SBA by email:firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 800-659-2955 (TTY 800-877-8339)
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