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SBA Disaster Loans Available to Harrison County for April Severe Storms

As the result of a Presidential Disaster Declaration in Kentucky, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low interest disaster loans are available to Clark, Floyd and Harrison in Indiana.

The disaster was declared for several counties in Kentucky affected by severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides and mudslides on April 2-17, 2015.

Businesses and private non-profit organizations of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets. The SBA may increase a loan up to 20 percent of the total amount of disaster damage to real estate and/or leasehold improvements, as verified by SBA, to make improvements that lessen the risk of property damage by future disasters of the same kind.

For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of all sizes, the SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage.

Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed personal property.

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.

To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, applicants should register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by mobile device at m.fema.gov. If online or mobile access is unavailable, applicants should call the FEMA toll-free Helpline at 800-621-3362. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services should call 800-621-3362.

Additional details on the locations of Disaster Recovery Centers and the loan application process can be obtained by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is June 30, 2015. The deadline to return economic injury applications is February 1, 2016.

For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program, visit http://www.sba.gov/disaster