COLUMBUS, Ohio – The State of Ohio and FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Boardman will close at the end of its regular business day on Thursday, Aug. 15. It will reopen at 8 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 16 as a Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) operated by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
The Disaster Loan Outreach Center location is:
Boardman Township Administration Building
8299 Market St.
Boardman, OH 44512
Open Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Saturdays and Sundays
It will operate until further notice.
SBA customer-service representatives will be available at the center to meet individually with businesses, homeowners and renters to answer their questions, explain the SBA’s disaster loan program, help them complete their applications and close their approved loans.
Additionally, applicants may apply online using SBA’s secure website at DisasterLoan.SBA.gov/ELA.
Also, for questions or more information, applicants may visit SBA.gov/Disaster. In addition, help is available by emailing DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov or by contacting the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955. The deaf and hard-of-hearing may call 800-877-8339.
The last day to register for the SBA’s disaster assistance loan program is Sept. 3.
The Mahoning County DRC opened July 12 for survivors who had damage from the May 27-29 tornadoes, storms and flooding. It will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, on Wednesday, Aug. 14 and on Thursday, Aug. 15.
After a DRC closes, survivors can still get help by contacting FEMA in one of these ways:
• Visit DisasterAssistance.gov.
• Use the FEMA App on a smartphone. To download it, go to FEMA.gov/mobile-app.
• Call the FEMA Helpline, 800-621-3362 (TTY 800-462-7585). Phone lines are open from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. EDT, seven days a week until further notice. Multilingual operators are on duty.
The last day to register for FEMA Individual Assistance is Sept. 3.
For more information on the Ohio disaster recovery, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4447.
FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during and after disasters.
Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 or TTY at 800-462-7585. If you are deaf, hard-of-hearing or have a speech disability, call 800-462-7585. All Disaster Recovery Centers are physically accessible and equipped to accommodate disaster survivors who need communication access. If you require an accommodation (ASL interpreter, Braille, Large print, etc.) while visiting a Disaster Recovery Center, just ask a FEMA representative.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. The SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations.