HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) in Albertville is scheduled to close at 6 p.m. Friday, June 4.
The center, located at the Albertville Recreation Center, 915 W. McKinney Ave. in Albertville, opened May 26 to assist applicants in Marshall, DeKalb and Walker Counties with the SBA disaster loan registration. Business hours will remain 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CDT through Friday.
SBA and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) representatives are on hand to answer questions and help applicants with the registration process for both SBA and FEMA disaster assistance.
Loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property. Businesses and non-profit organizations of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets.
For small businesses, and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes, the SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. EIDL assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage.
Anyone not able to visit the DLOC should call the SBA Customer Service Center from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT Monday through Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT, toll-free at 800-659-2955 or TTY 800-462-7585 for information and assistance, or visit the SBA website at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disaster-affected residents may fill out a loan application online by visiting SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
Before applying for a SBA loan, register with FEMA by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362), or TTY 800-462-7585 for the speech-or hearing-impaired. The toll-free numbers are staffed every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Online registration is available at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
The deadline to register for SBA and FEMA disaster assistance is midnight, July 2.
The Alabama Emergency Management Agency is Alabama's coordinating agency for disaster preparedness, response and recovery. Learn more at www.ema.alabama.gov and follow the agency on Twitter (@AlabamaEMA).
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.