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VA 16283 - SBA Working Capital Disaster Loans Available in Virginia Following Secretary of Agriculture Declaration for Drought Beginning in August

ATLANTA - The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that Working Capital Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Virginia as a result of drought beginning on Aug. 1, 2019.
The loans are available in the following counties and independent cities:  Brunswick, Caroline, Charles City, Charlotte, Clarke, Culpeper, Dinwiddie, Emporia City, Essex, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Fauquier, Fredericksburg City, Gloucester, Goochland, Greensville, Hanover, Halifax, Henrico, James City, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Loudoun, Louisa, Lunenburg, Manassas City, Manassas Park City, Mecklenburg, Middlesex, New Kent, Orange, Prince William, Richmond, Southampton, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Sussex, Warren, and Westmoreland in Virginia.
Under this declaration, the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to eligible
farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of this disaster.  With the exception of aquaculture enterprises, SBA cannot provide disaster loans to agricultural producers, farmers and ranchers.  Nurseries are eligible to apply for economic injury disaster loans for losses caused by drought conditions.     
The loan amount can be up to $2 million with interest rates of 4 percent for small businesses and
2.75 percent for private nonprofit organizations, with terms up to 30 years.  The SBA determines eligibility based on the size of the applicant, type of activity and its financial resources.  Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.  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.  The loans are not intended to replace lost sales or profits.
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at
Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the 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  Loan applications can be downloaded from  Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
Submit completed loan applications to SBA no later than Oct. 5, 2020.
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Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:00pm
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