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NC 15696 - SBA Opens Business Recovery Center in Greenville, North Carolina

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the opening of a Business Recovery Center (BRC) in Greenville, North Carolina on Sept. 18, to help businesses impacted by Hurricane Florence.
 
SBA representatives at the Center can provide information about disaster loans, answer questions and assist businesses in completing the SBA application.  The Center is located as indicated below and will operate until further notice.
 
Pitt County
SBTDC Regional Service Center
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
Opens: Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Noon
Hours:  Weekdays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturdays, Hours Pending
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 Kem Fleming, 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.  Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at DisasterLoan.sba.gov.
 
To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, applicants should register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or download the FEMA mobile app. If online or mobile access is unavailable, applicants should call the FEMA toll-free helpline at 800-621-3362. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services should call 800-621-3362.
 
Additional details on the locations of Disaster Recovery Centers and the loan application process can be obtained by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an e-mail to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov
 
The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Nov. 13, 2018.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 14, 2019.
 
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About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. 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.
 
Release Number: 
18-525
Release Date: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Contact: 
Michael Lampton
Related State: 
North Carolina
Field Operations Center: 
East