SBA Offers Assistance to Businesses and Residents of WV Affected by May Severe Storms and Flooding

WV District Office  - September 27, 2022

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SBA Offers Assistance to Businesses and Residents of WV Affected by May Severe Storms and Flooding

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West Virginia businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and flooding on May 6 are eligible to apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

SBA Administrator Guzman made the loans available in response to a letter from West Virginia Governor Jim Justice dated Sept. 13, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA. Businesses and residents in the declared area can now apply for low-interest disaster loans from the SBA. The declaration covers Cabell County and the adjacent counties of Lincoln, Mason, Putnam and Wayne in West Virginia; and Gallia and Lawrence in Ohio.

To assist businesses and residents affected by the disaster, the SBA has a Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) in Huntington, W.V.

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Customer Service Representatives will be available at the DLOC to answer questions about the disaster loan program and help individuals complete their applications. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the SBA has established protocols to help protect the health and safety of the public. All visitors to the DLOC are encouraged to wear a face mask.

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 # 17624.

Disaster loan information and application forms can 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 sending an email to DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov. Loan applications can also be downloaded from 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 Nov. 14, 2022. The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 15, 2023.

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