WARWICK, R.I. -- The Disaster Recovery Center operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the State of Rhode Island at South County Community Action Agency in Westerly transitioned Saturday, May 10, to a U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Center.
The center, at 34 Pond Street, Westerly, R.I. 02891 is to assist area residents with completing loan applications, and other needs. A FEMA representative is on hand to answer questions about registration.
The new Outreach Center will be open from 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday. The center is closed Sundays.
Many residents have registered with FEMA for assistance and have received an SBA disaster loan application. Completing the loan application and returning it is an important step in the disaster recovery process. Homeowners and renters unable to obtain a disaster loan from SBA may be referred back to FEMA for further grant consideration. To be considered for these grants, applicants must submit their SBA loan application even if they do not want a loan. No one is required to accept a loan.
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.