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FEMA Deadline Monday, SBA Disaster Loan Centers Set To Close

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Release date: 
November 20, 2009
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ATLANTA, Ga. -- Monday is the final day people can apply for federal disaster grants and low-interest loans for the September floods in Georgia. The total disaster assistance provided so far exceeds $93 million.

A widespread outreach effort by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has resulted in more than 27,000 applications for federal assistance. Families, individuals and businesses that have not already registered have just days left to ask for federal financial aid.

Flood survivors can apply for help by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362), TTY 800-462-7585. Phone lines are open every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET. Help is available in all languages. Registrations also are accepted online until midnight Monday at 

SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers and Business Recovery Centers will cease operations at close of business Monday, Nov. 23, following approximately 1,000 in-person visits from flood survivors in less than a month. The centers offer one-on-one assistance with loan paperwork to families, individuals and businesses of all sizes. To date, the SBA has approved more than 1,100 disaster loans totaling more than $41 million.

People can contact the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 or TTY 800-877-8339 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET or send an email to or visit

Officials urge flood survivors who have not registered for disaster assistance to call FEMA today.

People who need one-on-one help with SBA loan paperwork should visit one of the following locations by close of business Friday or Monday:

SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers
(closed on the weekend)

Cherokee County 
Parks and Recreation Gym
7545 Main Street
Building 200
Woodstock, GA 30188
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

DeKalb County 
Browns Mill Recreation Center
5101 Browns Mill Road
Lithonia, GA 30058
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fulton County 
Government Center
141 Pryor Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30303 
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cobb County
The Threadmill
Suite 120
5000 Austell/Powder Springs Rd.
Austell, GA 30106
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Douglas County 
Old Douglas County Courthouse
6754 Broad Street
Douglasville, GA 30134
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Gwinnett County 
Mountain Park Depot
5050 Five Forks Trickum Rd.
Lilburn, GA 30047
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SBA Business Recovery Centers
(closed on the weekend)

Cobb County
Powder Springs Library
4181 Atlanta Street
Powder Springs, 30127
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Douglas County 
Chamber of Commerce
6658 Church Street
Douglasville, GA 30134
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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