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PA 16815 - SBA Physical Disaster Loan Deadline in Pennsylvania is Feb. 16 For Businesses and Residents Affected by Tropical Storm Isaias

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) encourages businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters to apply for physical damage disaster loans before the Feb. 16 deadline.  Anyone in the declared counties in Pennsylvania with damages caused by Tropical Storm Isaias on Aug. 4, 2020, should apply for the disaster loan program. 

The declaration covers Berks and Philadelphia counties, and the adjacent counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery and Schuylkill in Pennsylvania; and Burlington, Camden and Gloucester in New Jersey.

“Waiting to file an SBA application could cause unnecessary delays in receiving disaster assistance, and survivors may miss the application deadline. Submitting the loan application is an essential part of the disaster recovery process,” said Kem Fleming, director of SBA Field Operations Center East.

Survivors may contact the SBA’s Disaster Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 for assistance in completing their loan applications.  Requests for SBA disaster loan program information may be obtained by emailing DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov. Virtual customer support representatives are available to help applicants complete the online application during these hours:

Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (VDLOCs)

Open:    Monday – Sunday (7 days/week)

Hours:  8 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST

Email:   FOCE-Help@sba.gov

Phone:  (800) 659-2955

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at DisasterLoan.sba.gov. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Loan applications can also be downloaded at sba.gov/disaster. Completed paper applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.  

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Feb. 16, 2021. The deadline to return economic injury applications is Sept. 20, 2021.

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Release Number: 
21-219
Release Date: 
Friday, January 15, 2021 - 9:00am
Contact: 
Michael Lampton
Related State: 
Pennsylvania
Field Operations Center: 
East