Monday, June 16, 2014

SBA Disaster Assistance Filing Deadline Notice

This is a reminder to individuals and businesses affected by the Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding on April 28, 2014 through May 03, 2014 that the deadline to apply for a low-interest rate loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for physical damages is June 30, 2014.

In the aftermath of a federally declared disaster, the SBA is the primary federal program for funding long-term disaster recovery for homeowners, renters and businesses.
Do not wait to settle with your insurance company before applying for disaster loan assistance. Waiting to file an SBA application could cause unnecessary delays in receiving disaster assistance and cause you to miss the filing deadline.

You must return your completed application on or before the filing deadline to be considered for a loan from the SBA or referral to FEMA for possible grant assistance that covers items such as personal property, vehicle repair and moving and storage expenses. The SBA offers the option of filing your disaster home and/or business loan applications online through our secure website at: https://disasterloan.sba.gov.

Individuals, renters, and business owners may also visit a SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center to obtain and/or submit disaster loan applications. These centers are temporary assistance centers currently located in the following counties: Lee and Winston. Hours and locations may change.

Please call our customer service center or visit our website for updated information on locations to receive assistance.

You may view the Fact Sheet for this disaster at SBA.gov, Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding – Mississippi # 13959.

If you have any questions or need assistance completing your application, please contact our Disaster Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 or, for individuals with speech or hearing difficulties at 1-800-877-8339 (Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern Time) or, via email to: disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.