SBA’s Application Deadline for Hurricane Irene is Dec. 2; Over $6 Million in Disaster Loans Approved in Puerto Rico

Release Date: Monday, November 28, 2011
Release Number: 12-168
Related State:
Puerto Rico
Field Operations Center: East
Contact: Michael Lampton
ATLANTA The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds homeowners, renters, businesses and non-profit organizations located in Puerto Rico that the deadline to return applications for physical damage caused by Hurricane Irene is Dec.  2, 2011.
 
The SBA has approved over $6 million in Disaster Assistance Loans for residents and business owners in Puerto Rico.  “Currently, 443 home and business disaster loans have been approved in the amount of $6,279,300 for affected survivors,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East in Atlanta.  “We are pleased to be able to get these loans approved so residents and businesses in the disaster area can continue rebuilding and resuming their normal lives.”
 
Survivors are encouraged to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency at 800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY 800-462-7585 and return completed applications to SBA by the deadline.  Homeowners and renters unable to obtain an SBA low-interest disaster loan may be referred to FEMA for grant consideration.  SBA’s customer service representatives are on hand at the Disaster Recovery Centers located throughout the area to provide one-on-one assistance to survivors in completing their applications.
 
For more information, call the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or send an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.  Loan application forms can be downloaded from www.sba.gov.  Completed applications should be returned to one of the Centers or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX  76155. 
 
Those affected by the disaster may also apply for disaster loans electronically from SBA’s website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.
 
The filing deadline to return applications for physical damage is December 2, 2011.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is May 28, 2012.
 
 
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For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at www.sba.gov.

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