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SBA to Open Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Cloquet, Minnesota

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today the opening of another Disaster Loan Outreach Center at the Fond du Lac Tribal Center in Cloquet, Minnesota on Friday, Aug. 24.  Individuals and businesses with uninsured losses and damages caused by the severe storms and flooding that occurred on June 14-21, 2012, should take advantage of SBA’s disaster assistance program and apply.  Customer Service Representatives at the Center are available to provide one-on-one assistance and can help with the application process.
 
The location of the Center and hours of operation are:
 
Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Fond du Lac Tribal Center
Cloquet Community Center Classroom
1720 Big Lake Road
Cloquet, Minnesota 55720
 
Opens:  Friday, Aug. 24 at 9:00 a.m.
Hours:   Friday, Aug. 24 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
             Saturday, Aug. 25 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Closes: Saturday, Aug. 25 at 2:00 p.m.
 
Homeowners, renters and businesses in Carlton, Pine and St. Louis counties and Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the adjacent counties of Aitkin, Chisago, Isanti, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching and Lake in Minnesota; and Burnett and Douglas in Wisconsin are eligible to apply.
 
Interest rates are as low as 1.938 percent for homeowners and renters, 3 percent for non-profit organizations and 4 percent for businesses with terms up to 30 years.  The SBA sets loan amounts and terms based on each applicant’s financial condition.
 
Applicants may also apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
 
Anyone unable to visit a Center may  obtain information, loan applications and Center locations by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing), or by sending an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Loan applications can also be downloaded from the SBA’s website at www.sba.gov. Completed applications should be returned to a Center or mailed to:  U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
 
The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is October 15, 2012.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is May 16, 2013.
 
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For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at www.sba.gov.
Release Number: 
12-797
Release Date: 
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Contact: 
Michael Lampton
Related State: 
Minnesota
Wisconsin
Field Operations Center: 
East