The US Small Business Administration The Mobile Business Recovery Center in Phillips Park, on Pine Island, will open at 10 a.m. Monday, to help Florida residents applying for an SBA loan to assist with disaster loans for losses from Hurricane Ian that began Sept. 23.
The position will remain open until October 29 at 7pm, when it will be closed permanently.
“Our Business Recovery Centers are one of the most powerful resources available to the SBA to support business owners in the midst of a disaster,” said Francisco Sanchez Jr., Associate Director, Office of Disaster Assistance. “Business owners can meet in person with our professionals to apply for SBA disaster loans and get information about the full range of our programs designed to help them navigate their recovery.”
SBA disaster declaration includes Brevard, Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Flagler, Glades, Hardy, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Monroe, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, St. Johns, Sarasota, Seminole, and Volusia counties in Florida, eligible for SBA physical and economic disaster loans.
Small businesses and most private nonprofits in the following neighboring counties are eligible to apply only for SBA Economic Disaster Resilience Loans (EIDLs): Alachua, Bradford, Broward, Clay, Duval, Hernando, Indian River, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, St. Lucy Summer in Florida.
SBA customer service representatives will be available as described above to answer questions regarding the disaster loan program and assist business owners in completing their applications. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the SBA has created protocols to help protect the health and safety of the public. All visitors to BRCs are encouraged to wear face masks.
Applicants can apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA secure website at the address https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela/s/ It must apply under SBA Proclamation #17644.
To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, applicants must register online at DisasterAssistance.gov Or download the FEMA mobile app. If online or mobile access is not available, applicants should call the FEMA toll-free helpline at 800-621-3362. Those using 711-Relay or Video Relay services should call 800-621-3362.
Disaster loan information and application forms can also be obtained by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (if you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech impairment, please call 7-1-1 to reach telecommunication relay services) or send an email to DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov. Loan applications can also be downloaded from sba.gov/disaster. Completed applications should be mailed to: US Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
The deadline for submitting re-applications related to physical property damage is November 28, 2022. The deadline for re-apply for economic injury is June 29, 2023.
SBA Business Recovery Center locations
Napoli players, 701 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102; Hours of Operation: Monday 9am-4:30pm, Tuesday-Sunday 9am-5pm
The Hub at SWFL, Inc. , 25071 Engine Chamber of CommerceBonita Springs, FL 34135 Opening hours: Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Kiwanis Club in Cape Coral, 360 Santa Barbara Blvd. s.Cape Coral, FL 33991 Opening hours: Monday – Thursday, 8 am to 6 pm Closed: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
philips park, 5675 sesame driveBokeelia, FL 33922, k Opening: Monday, October 24, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., hours: Tue-Sat, October 25-29, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Final closing: Saturday, October 29 at 7 p.m.
Sarasota . County
united road south sarasota 4242 S Tamami TrailVenice, FL 34293 Opening hours: Monday-Wednesday, October 24-26, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed: Saturday and Sunday, October 22-23 Closed permanently: Wednesday, October 26 at 7 p.m.
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