SBA Physical Deadline Approaching in Mississippi for Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds and Tornadoes

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NEWS RELEASE

Disaster Field Operations Center East

 

Release Date: Aug. 8, 2023

 

Release Number: 22-355, MS 17503/17504

 

 

Contact: Michael.Lampton@sba.gov

 

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SBA Physical Deadline Approaching in Mississippi for
Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds and Tornadoes

 

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is reminding businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters in Mississippi of the Sept. 6 deadline to apply for physical damage disaster loans. Anyone in the declared counties with physical property damage caused by the severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes that occurred on March 30, 2022 should apply for the low-interest disaster loan program.

 

“Waiting to file an SBA application could cause unnecessary delays in receiving disaster assistance, and survivors may miss the application deadline. Submitting the loan application is an essential part of the disaster recovery process,” said Kem Fleming, director of SBA Field Operations Center East.

 

The declaration covers Wayne County and the adjacent counties of Clarke, Greene, Jasper, Jones and Perry in Mississippi; and Choctaw and Washington in Alabama.


Interest rates are as low as 2.94 percent for businesses, 1.875 percent for nonprofit organizations, and 1.438 percent for homeowners and renters, with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.

 

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at DisasterLoanAssistance.sba.gov/ela/s and should apply under SBA declaration # 17503.

 

Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (if you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services), or by emailing DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov. Loan applications may be downloaded at 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 filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Sept. 6, 2022. The deadline to return economic injury applications is April 6, 2023.

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