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SC 14921 - SBA Opens Business Recovery Center in South Carolina

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today the opening of a Business Recovery Center (BRC) in Beaufort County on Oct. 21, to help businesses impacted by Hurricane Matthew that began on Oct. 4, 2016.
 
SBA representatives at the Center can provide information about disaster loans, answer questions and help businesses in completing the SBA application.  The Center is located as indicated below and will operate until further notice:
 
Beaufort County
Hilton Head-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce
Hilton Head, SC  29928
Opening:  Friday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m.
Days:  Monday through Friday, 8.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Closed:  Sundays
 
“The SBA is committed to facilitating economic recovery in this disaster.  We want area businesses to have a resource where they can meet individually with SBA representatives and find out how a low-interest disaster loan can help them recover,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East in Atlanta.
 
The SBA offers low-interest, long-term disaster loans for physical damage and working capital. To be considered for this assistance, survivors need to apply by the deadline.
 
Additional information on the disaster loan program may be obtained by calling 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 www.sba.gov.  Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
 
The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Dec. 13, 2016.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is July 12, 2017.
Release Number: 
17-061
Release Date: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 12:00am
Contact: 
Michael Lampton
Related State: 
South Carolina
Field Operations Center: 
East