TN 15266 - SBA Deadline to Apply for Working Capital Loans in Tennessee is May 23

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding businesses in Tennessee that working capital loans are still available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations affected by severe thunderstorms with damaging winds on May 27 - 28, 2017.
 
“Businesses that suffered economic losses as a result of the disaster and want to apply for low-interest loans from the SBA are urged to do so before the May 23 deadline,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA Field Operations Center East.
 
Low-interest disaster loans are available in Shelby County and the adjacent counties of Fayette and Tipton in Tennessee; Crittenden in Arkansas; and DeSoto and Marshall in Mississippi.
 
Working capital disaster loans up to $2 million are available at 3.215 percent for small businesses, and 2.5 percent for private nonprofit organizations with terms up to 30 years. The loans are intended to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other expenses that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred.  To be considered for this assistance, eligible entities need to apply by the deadline.
 
Survivors may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at Disasterloan.sba.gov.
 
Businesses may also 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), or by emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Loan applications can also be downloaded at www.sba.gov/disaster. 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 applications is May 23, 2018.
Release Number: 
18-338
Release Date: 
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Contact: 
Michael Lampton
Related State: 
Arkansas
Mississippi
Tennessee
Field Operations Center: 
East