Loans for Businesses of All Sizes, Homeowners and Renters
SBA Disaster Assistance – Field Operations Center- East – 101 Marietta Street, NW, Suite 700, Atlanta, GA 30303
Release Date: Mar. 22, 2016
Release Number: 16-261 NJ 14639/14640
Contact: Michael Lampton
Phone: (404) 331-0333
SBA Disaster Loan Deadline is April 22 for New Jersey Severe Winter Snow Storm
ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters in New Jersey of the deadline to submit disaster loan applications for damages caused by the severe winter snow storm on Jan. 22-24. The deadline to submit applications for physical damage is April 22, 2016.
Low-interest disaster loans are available in Atlantic County and the adjacent counties of Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Ocean in New Jersey.
Businesses of any size and nonprofit organizations 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, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and private,
nonprofit organizations, 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.
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.
Interest rates are as low as 4 percent for businesses, 2.625 percent for nonprofit organizations, and 1.813 percent for homeowners and renters with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.
Applicants may be eligible for a loan increase up to 20 percent of their physical damages, as verified by the SBA for mitigation purposes. Eligible mitigation improvements may now include a safe room or storm shelter to help protect property and occupants from future damage caused by a similar disaster.
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
Disaster loan information and applications may also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing), or by emailing email@example.com. Loan applications can also be downloaded at www.sba.gov/disaster. Completed applications should be 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 April 22, 2016. The deadline to return economic injury applications is Nov. 22, 2016.
For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at www.sba.gov/disaster.
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