MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) managed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will close at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 16.
The center is located at the Capitol Heights Community Center, 206 Federal Drive, Montgomery, AL 36107. It was established to assist survivors of the May 6-8 storms complete their applications for low-interest disaster loans from the SBA.
SBA disaster loans are the primary source of long-term recovery assistance for homeowners, renters, and businesses of all sizes. Completing the SBA loan application is required to be considered for some types of federal disaster assistance for individuals.
To date, the SBA has approved more than $462,000 to assist survivors' recovery efforts.
Anyone unable to visit the center may obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA's Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (or 800-877-8339 for the hearing impaired) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., EDT, or by sending and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Business loan applications may be downloaded from www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance. Applications may be returned to the DLOC or mailed to: U. S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, Texas, 76155.
Those affected by the disaster may apply for disaster loans from SBA's secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.
The deadline to apply for an SBA loan is Aug. 18.
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
FEMA's temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA loan officers to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.