ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that due to a steady decrease of activity, the Disaster Loan Outreach Centers located in Essex County in Massachusetts will cease operations Saturday, October 29 at 2 p.m.
“I encourage anyone who has not completed their disaster loan application to visit one of the Centers before they close for one-on-one assistance with a Customer Service Representative,” said Frank Skaggs, director of Disaster Field Operations Center East.
The locations and hours of operations of the Disaster Loan Outreach Centers are:
Beverly High School Salem City Hall Annex
100 Sohier Road 120 Washington Street – Room 314
Beverly, MA 01915 Salem, MA 01970
Hours:Mon. – Fri.; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m Hours: Mon., Tue., Wed., Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
Sat.; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thur., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m
(Closes on Saturday) (Closes on Saturday)
The SBA offers low interest disaster loans to disaster victims for physical losses up to its loan limits. Approved loans can be increased for protective measures to lessen similar future damages. Additionally, small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations can obtain loans for unmet working capital needs. To be considered for this assistance, disaster victims need to apply by the deadline.
The deadline to return SBA applications for physical property damage is December 12, 2011. The deadline to return applications for economic injury is July 13, 2012.
Anyone unable to visit one of the Centers may call the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (or 800-877-8339 for the hearing impaired) for information on the program or to receive an application in the mail. To obtain business application forms or to apply online visit www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance.
For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Programs, visit our website at www.sba.gov