TX 16149-08 SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center to Close in Cleveland

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced today that SBA will close its Cleveland Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Liberty County today at 5:00 p.m.

“SBA opened the center to provide personalized assistance to Texas businesses and residents who were affected by Tropical Storm Imelda that occurred Sept. 17 – 23, 2019. SBA disaster recovery specialists are available to meet with business owners and residents to answer their questions, explain SBA’s disaster loan program and close their approved disaster loans for the remainder of the day,” said Garfield.  No appointment is necessary.

LIBERTY COUNTY
Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Cleveland Senior Citizens Activity Center
220 Peach Avenue
Cleveland, TX 77327

Closes today, Friday, Dec. 13,  at 5:00 p.m.

“SBA disaster recovery specialists will also continue to be available to answer questions, explain the application process, help small businesses apply for a low-interest economic injury disaster loan and close their approved disaster loans at the following disaster loan outreach centers,” Garfield continued. The DLOCs will be open on the days and times indicated. No appointment is necessary.

CHAMBERS COUNTY
Disaster Loan Outreach Center
East Chambers County Courthouse Annex
Court Chambers
211 Broadway Ave.
Winnie, TX  77665

Mondays - Fridays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(Closed 12 p.m.-1 p.m. for lunch)

HARRIS COUNTY
Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Harris County Social Services Building
Training Room #136
9418 Jensen Drive
Houston, TX  77093

Mondays – Fridays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

JEFFERSON COUNTY
Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Former Richard Milburn Academy
1310 Pennsylvania Ave.
Beaumont, TX  77701

Mondays – Fridays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY
Disaster Loan Outreach Center
A.V. Bull Sallas Park
Arena Pavilion - Building #21675B
21675 McCleskey Road
New Caney, TX  77357

Mondays – Fridays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

ORANGE COUNTY
Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Orange County Convention and Expo Center
Conf. Room 2
11475 Farm to Market Road 1442
Orange, TX  77630

Mondays – Fridays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Even though the deadline to apply for a loan for property damage has passed, small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size still have until July 6, 2020, to apply for an economic injury disaster loan to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic injury assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage. Business owners may apply online using SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

Interest rates are 4 percent for businesses and 2.75 percent for private nonprofit organizations with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.

To receive additional disaster assistance information, visit SBA’s website at www.sba.gov/disaster. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX  76155.

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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: 
TX 16149-08
Release Date: 
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 5:30pm
Contact: 
Richard Jenkins (916) 735-1500
Related State: 
Texas
Field Operations Center: 
West