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TN 16856 - SBA Physical Disaster Loan Deadline in Tennessee is March 29 For Businesses and Residents Affected by the Dec. 25 Explosion

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 March 29 deadline.  Anyone in the declared counties in Tennessee with damages caused by the explosion in downtown Nashville on Dec. 25, 2020 should apply for the disaster loan program. 

The declaration covers Davidson County, and the adjacent counties of Cheatham, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson in Tennessee

“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 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


Phone:  (800) 659-2955

Applicants may apply online and find more information at Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Loan applications can also be downloaded at 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 March 29, 2021. The deadline to return economic injury applications is Oct. 28, 2021.


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Friday, February 26, 2021 - 9:30am
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