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SBA Announces Holiday Closing of Business Recovery Center in Springfield, VT

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that its Business Recovery Center in Springfield will no longer be open on Saturdays and will be closed on Monday, Oct. 10, in recognition of Columbus Day.  The Center will resume normal operations on Tuesday, Oct. 11 in the Office of the Springfield Development Corporation, 14 Clinton Street, Springfield, VT 05156. The operating hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, until further notice.    

Anyone unable to visit  the Center may obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET, or by sending an email to  disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.  Business loan applications can also be downloaded from the SBA website at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance. Completed applications should be returned to the Center or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

Those affected by this disaster may fill out a loan application online by visiting SBA’s website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is October 31, 2011.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 1, 2012.      

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For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at www.sba.gov.

Release Number: 
12-011
Release Date: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Contact: 
Michael Lampton
Related State: 
Vermont
Field Operations Center: 
East