Small Business Administration to close disaster loan outreach center in Baltimore

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June 30, 2015 – Atlanta – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that it will close its Disaster Loan Outreach Center at Coppin State University on July 10, which is also the deadline to apply for physical damage low-interest disaster loans.

SBA has been on the ground in Baltimore City for 60 days assisting businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters in applying for financial assistance following the Civil Disorder between April 25 and May 3, 2015.

The additional resources pulled together by the SBA to help rebuild the Baltimore community will still be available to businesses after SBA closes the Disaster Loan Outreach Center. The resources include funds for micro loans, grants, technical assistance, government contracting and can be found at: http://1.usa.gov/1JchrUR. SBA’s District Office in Baltimore and the Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) will continue to provide free services to help businesses to grow and succeed.

The Disaster Loan Outreach Center is located at Coppin State University, Parlett Moore Library – Lower Level, 2500 W. Library Ave., Baltimore, MD 21216. Hours of operation beginning July 1 are as follows: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday (closed Sunday) and the center ceases operation on Friday, July 10, at 3 p.m.

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Applicant (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

Additional information on the disaster loan program can be obtained by calling SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. SBA loan applications can be downloaded from www.sba.gov/disaster. Completed applications can be returned to center or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is July 10, 2015. The deadline to return economic injury applications is February 11, 2016.

Source: Small Business Administration

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