SBA and the Urban League of Louisiana to Host Disaster Loan Workshop

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Release Date: February 12, 2020 


Release Number: 20-5



Contact: Marjorae Ball (504) 589-2037

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SBA and the Urban League of Louisiana to Host Disaster Loan Workshop


NEW ORLEANS – On February 18, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Urban League of Louisiana Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation will host a Disaster Loan Workshop for small businesses Impacted by the Hard Rock Hotel collapse.

Disaster Loan Assistance Available:
Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) – Working capital loans to help small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster. These loans are intended to assist through the disaster recovery period. Businesses located in the parishes of Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard and St. Tammany are eligible to apply for an EIDL. Loans up to $2,000,000 for alleviating economic injury caused by the disaster are available.

SBA subject matter experts from the Office of Disaster Assistance Field Operations Center West and the SBA Louisiana District Office will be on hand to provide guidance on the application process and provide information on disaster preparedness and recovery. Representatives from the Urban League of Louisiana’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and the Louisiana Small Business Development Center - Greater New Orleans & Bayou Region will be available to connect with in order to schedule one-on-one assistance.

What: SBA Disaster Loan and Disaster Preparedness Workshop

When: Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Where: Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, LA

Free and open to the public


For more information on this event, please contact the SBA, Louisiana District Office at 504-589-6685; Email:; or the Urban League of Louisiana at:


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