MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Athens in Limestone County will become an SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center at the same location beginning Friday, June 13, at 9 a.m.
The SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both FEMA and SBA staff will be on hand.
The center is located at the Ripley Woodmen of the World Hall, 11281 Ripley Road, Athens, AL, 35611.
After the FEMA center becomes an SBA center, survivors will still be able to contact FEMA online at DisasterAssistance.gov, via smartphone at m.fema.gov or by phone at 800-621-3362; TTY 800-462-7585. Multilingual operators are available.
The deadline for individuals to register for federal disaster assistance and to apply for SBA disaster loans is July 1, 2014.
The SBA offers low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations to repair or replace uncompensated losses. The SBA may lend up to $200,000 to repair or replace homes and up to $40,000 to repair or replace personal property.
Loans to businesses, including nonprofits, are available up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster damaged real estate, and other business assets. Eligible businesses and non-profits can apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster.
The deadline to apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan applications is February 2, 2015.