SD 16204-03 SBA Amends Disaster Declaration for South Dakota: Disaster Assistance Now Available to Private Nonprofit Organizations in Four Additional Counties

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to certain private nonprofit organizations in Clark, Codington, Day and Lincoln counties following the amendment to President Trump’s Nov. 18, 2019, major disaster declaration for Public Assistance as a result of severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred Sept. 9-26, 2019, announced Administrator Jovita Carranza of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Private nonprofits that provide essential services of a governmental nature are eligible for assistance.

These low-interest federal disaster loans are available in in Aurora, Brookings, Brule, Charles Mix, Clark, Codington, Davison, Day, Douglas, Gregory, Hanson, Hutchinson, Kingsbury, Lake, Lincoln, McCook, Miner, Minnehaha, Moody, Sanborn, Turner, Union, and Yankton counties; the Flandreau Santee Indian Reservation; and the Yankton Indian Reservation.

“Private nonprofit organizations should contact the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management by calling (605) 773-3231 or visiting their website https://dps.sd.gov/contact/online-form/emergency-management?agency=11#contact-agency-select to obtain information about applicant briefings. At the briefings, private nonprofit representatives will need to provide information about their organization,” said Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West. FEMA will use that information to determine if the private nonprofit provides an “essential governmental service” and is a “critical facility” as defined by law. If so, FEMA may provide the private nonprofit with a Public Assistance grant for their eligible costs. If not, FEMA may refer the private nonprofit to SBA for disaster loan assistance.

SBA may lend private nonprofits up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets. SBA can also lend additional funds to help with the cost of improvements to protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future.

For certain private nonprofit organizations of any size, SBA also offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic Injury Disaster Loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that cannot be paid because of the disaster’s impact. Economic injury assistance is available regardless of whether the private nonprofit suffered any property damage.

The interest rate is 2.75 percent with terms up to 30 years. The deadline to apply for property damage is Jan. 17, 2020. The deadline to apply for economic injury is Aug. 18, 2020.

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. 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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Release Number: 
SD 16204-03
Release Date: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 5:00pm
Contact: 
Richard Jenkins (916) 735-1500
Related State: 
South Dakota
Field Operations Center: 
West