Disaster press release

SBA Business Recovery Center in Leominster, Massachusetts Permanently Closing

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today it will permanently close its Business Recovery Center (BRC) in Leominster, Massachusetts on Monday July 15 at 3 p.m.  

The SBA opened its BRCs to assist survivors in Massachusetts affected by severe storms, and flooding that occurred on Sept. 11-13, 2023.

SBA’s Customer Service Representatives are available at the center to answer questions, assist business owners complete their disaster loan application, accept documents, and provide updates on an application’s status. Walk-ins are accepted, but you can schedule an in-person appointment at an SBA Disaster Recovery Center in advance. The Center in Leominster will continue to operate as listed below:  

Business Recovery Center (BRC)

Worcester County

Leominster EMA/EOC

37 Carter Street

Leominster, MA 01453

Hours:         Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Closed:  Saturday and Sunday

Close Permanently Monday July 15 at 3 p.m.  


With the changes to FEMA’s Sequence of Delivery, survivors are now encouraged to simultaneously apply for FEMA grants and the SBA low-interest disaster loan assistance to fully recover. FEMA grants are intended to cover necessary expenses and serious needs not paid by insurance or other sources. The SBA disaster loan program is designed to help survivors with their long-term recovery needs. Please visit SBA.gov/disaster to apply for SBA assistance online.  

Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. For people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services.

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is July 15, 2024. The deadline to return economic injury applications is Feb. 18, 2025.


About the U.S. Small Business Administration  

The U.S. Small Business Administration helps power the American dream of business ownership. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.

Related programs: Disaster

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