PR 13446 - Deadline for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans in Puerto Rico is Oct. 10

Release Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Release Number: 13-739
Related State:
Puerto Rico
Field Operations Center: East
Contact: Michael Lampton
ATLANTA - The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding businesses in Puerto Rico that working capital loans are still available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations for damages due to Tropical Storm Sandy on Oct. 25 - 26, 2012.
 
“Businesses that suffered economic losses as a result of the disaster and want to apply for low-interest loans from the SBA are urged to do so before the Oct. 10 deadline,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA Field Operations Center East in Atlanta.
 
Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) up to $2 million are available at 3 percent for private non-profit organizations of all sizes 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.
 
The disaster declaration covers the municipalities of Adjuntas, Guayanilla, Penuelas and Yauco in Puerto Rico.
 
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
 
To obtain disaster loan information and application forms, 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 also be downloaded from 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 for economic injury applications is Oct. 10, 2013.
 
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