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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Deadline in Pennsylvania is April 21

ATLANTA - The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses affected by the apartment building fire in the City of York that occurred on July 8, 2009 that April 21 is the filing deadline for Economic Injury Disaster Loans.

Small businesses and most private non-profit organizations in the following counties are eligible to apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans: Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster and York in Pennsylvania, and the adjacent counties Baltimore, Carroll and Harford in Maryland.

Loans are available up to $2 million for eligible entities that suffered substantial economic injury from the disaster. These working capital loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred. These loans are not intended to replace lost sales or profits.

The interest rate on these loans is 4 percent, with a maximum term of 30 years. The SBA determines the amount of economic injury and the terms of each loan based on the financial circumstances of the borrower. Eligibility for the program is based on the size and type of business, and its financial resources.

To obtain a loan application, interested business owners should contact the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the hearing-impaired) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT or send an e-mail to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Business disaster loan applications can also be downloaded from www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

Victims may visit the SBA’s secure Web site at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/ to apply for disaster loans.

The deadline for economic injury applications is April 21, 2010.

Release Number: 
10-280, PA 11819
Release Date: 
Monday, March 22, 2010
Contact: 
Michael Lampton 404-331-0333
Related State: 
Pennsylvania
Field Operations Center: 
East