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ATLANTA - The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding business owners in Illinois that low-interest working capital loans are still available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations affected by the severe storms and tornadoes on Nov. 17, 2013.
“Businesses that suffered economic losses as a result of the disaster and want to apply for low-interest working capital loans from the SBA are urged to do so before the Aug. 26 deadline,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA Field Operations Center East in Atlanta.
Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) up to $2 million are available at 2.625 percent for private non-profit organizations and 4 percent for small businesses, with terms up to 30 years. The loans are intended to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other expenses that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred.  To be considered for this assistance, eligible entities need to apply by the deadline.
These EIDLs are available in the following counties:  Bond, Bureau, Champaign, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Coles, Cook, Crawford, Cumberland, DeKalb, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Fulton, Grundy, Hamilton, Hardin, Iroquois, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Kankakee, Kendall, La Salle, Lawrence, Lee, Livingston, Logan, Marion, Marshall, Mason, Massac, McLean, Montgomery, Moultrie, Peoria, Perry, Piatt, Pope, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Richland, Saint Clair, Saline, Shelby, Tazewell, Vermilion, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, Will, Williamson and Woodford in Illinois; Benton, Gibson, Knox, Lake, Vermillion and Warren in Indiana; and Livingston and McCracken in Kentucky.
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
To obtain disaster loan information and application forms, call the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or send an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Loan application forms can also be downloaded from www.sba.gov/disaster.  Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
The deadline for economic injury applications is August 26, 2014.
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Friday, July 25, 2014 - 12:00am
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