ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved almost 30,000 disaster loans totaling over $1 billion for disaster survivors of Hurricane Irma in Florida, and SBA’s assistance is still available. Customer Service Representatives are stationed at 12 locations throughout Florida to answer program questions, assist in applying for an SBA disaster loan and help with the reconsideration process.
In Pinellas County, the Loan Outreach Center is located at the EpiCenter, 13805 58th Street North, Clearwater, FL 33760. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
All locations are closed on Saturday, Dec. 30 – Monday, Jan. 1 for the holiday.
Additional information on other recovery centers and the disaster loan program may be obtained by calling SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Loan applications can be downloaded from www.sba.gov. Completed applications should be returned to a recovery center or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. For more information about SBA recovery assistance, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.
The deadline for economic injury applications is June 11, 2018.
For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at www.sba.gov/disaster.