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FL 15302 - SBA Closes Business Recovery Center in St. Lucie County for Holiday; Center Reopens on Nov. 11

ATLANTA The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that the Business Recovery Center (BRC) in Port St. Lucie, Florida will close for Veterans Holiday on Friday, Nov. 10 in recognition of Veterans Holiday and will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 9 a.m.
 
SBA representatives at the Centers can provide information about disaster loans, answer questions and help businesses in completing the SBA application.  The Port St. Lucie Center is located as indicated below:
 
St. Lucie County
Florida SBDC at Indian River State College
Port St. Lucie, FL  34986
Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday - Saturday
Closed: Friday Nov 10 (Veterans Day), Reopens: Saturday Nov. 11
 
SBA disaster loans are available to businesses of all sizes, most private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters to cover uninsured losses from the disaster.  Interest rates are as low as 3.305 percent for businesses, 2.5 percent for private nonprofit organizations, and 1.75 percent for homeowners and renters.  Loan terms can be up to 30 years.
 
Economic injury disaster loans are also available to provide disaster related working capital to small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations.  These working capital loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred. 
 
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. Completed applications should be returned to a recovery center or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.  For more information about SBA recovery assistance, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.
 
The filing deadline to submit applications for physical property damage is Nov. 24, 2017. The deadline for economic injury applications is June 11, 2018.
Release Number: 
18-097
Release Date: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:00am
Contact: 
Michael Lampton
Related State: 
Florida
Field Operations Center: 
East