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FL 16860 - SBA Physical Disaster Loan Deadline is March 29 For Florida Businesses and Residents Affected by Hurricane Sally

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 Florida with damages caused by Hurricane Sally on Sept. 13 - 18, 2020 should apply for the disaster loan program. 

The declaration covers Washington County and the adjacent counties of Bay, Holmes, Jackson and Walton in Florida.

“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 March 29, 2021. The deadline to return economic injury applications is Oct. 28, 2021.

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Release Number: 
21-265
Release Date: 
Friday, February 26, 2021 - 11:30am
Contact: 
Michael Lampton
Related State: 
Florida
Field Operations Center: 
East