LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will close Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Carter and Madison counties on Sept. 2, 2010.
The centers provide homeowners, renters, business owners and certain private nonprofit agencies with face-to-face service in completing their loan applications, answering questions about SBA loan programs, and explaining how an SBA disaster loan can help pay for their disaster losses. Representatives from FEMA have also been stationed at the disaster center to provide assistance to individual homeowners and renters.
The centers that are closing are located at:
Berea City Hall
212 Chestnut St.
Berea, KY 40403
8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Thursday
Olive Hill Historical Society
120 Comet Drive
Olive Hill, KY 41164
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Thursday
To date, SBA has approved more than $4.4 million in low interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters and business owners who suffered damage as a result of the severe storms.
Anyone unable to visit the centers may obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA's Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 or 1-800-877-8339 for the speech or hearing impaired, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business loan applications can also be downloaded from the SBA website at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance. Completed applications should be returned to one of the Centers or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center,
14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 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 return SBA applications for property damage, or to register with FEMA for assistance, is Sept. 21.
Kentucky residents and business owners who suffered damages during the July severe storms and have not yet registered with FEMA can register, update their application for assistance, or check on the status of their application by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Registration is also available online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
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.