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MS 13335 - Deadline to Apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans in Mississippi is June 3

ATLANTA - The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that June 3 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans. These loans are available in Mississippi as a result of the combined effects of drought and excessive heat followed by Hurricane Isaac between April 1 and Sept. 14, 2012. 
 
The SBA’s disaster declaration includes the following counties: Adams, Alcorn, Amite, Attala, Benton, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Clarke, Clay, Copiah, Covington, Forrest, Franklin, George, Greene, Grenada, Hancock, Harrison, Hinds, Holmes, Itawamba, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Jasper, Jones, Kemper, Lafayette, Lamar, Lawrence, Lee, Leflore, Lincoln, Lowndes, Marion, Marshall, Monroe, Montgomery, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Panola, Pearl River, Perry, Pike, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Rankin, Simpson, Smith, Stone, Tate, Tippah, Tishomingo, Union, Walthall, Wayne, Webster, Wilkinson, Winston and Yalobusha in Mississippi; and Concordia, East Feliciana, Saint Helena, Saint Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington and West Feliciana parishes in Louisiana.
 
Under this declaration, the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of this disaster.  With the exception of aquaculture enterprises, SBA cannot provide disaster loans to agricultural producers, farmers, or ranchers.  Nurseries are eligible to apply for economic injury disaster loans for losses caused by drought conditions.
 
The working capital loan amount can be up to $2 million with interest rates as low as 4 percent for eligible small businesses and 3 percent for non-profit organizations with terms up to 30 years. 
 
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
 
Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.  Loan applications can be downloaded from the SBA’s website at www.sba.gov. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. 
 
The deadline to return economic injury loan applications is June 3, 2013.
 
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Release Number: 
13-540
Release Date: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Contact: 
Michael Lampton
Related State: 
Mississippi
Louisiana
Field Operations Center: 
East