SBA Business Recovery Centers and Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in New York will close at noon Friday, Feb. 8, and remain closed on Saturday.
The SBA Centers will re-open at 9:00 a.m., Monday, Feb. 11.
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 email@example.com. Loan application forms can be downloaded from www.sba.gov.
As a reminder, The Centers provide one-on-one assistance to homeowners, renters and business of all sizes seeking disaster assistance for losses caused by Hurricane Sandy.
Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage.
The SBA may increase a loan up to 20 percent of the total amount of disaster damage to real estate and/or leasehold improvements, as verified by SBA, to make improvements that lessen the risk of property damage by future disasters of the same kind.
The deadline to return applications for physical property damage is February 27, 2013 . The deadline to return economic injury applications is July 31, 2013.
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA's secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant's financial condition.