ATLANTA, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that their Disaster Loan Outreach/ Business Recovery Center in Fairfield County, Connecticut will cease operations at the close of business Tuesday, Feb. 12. The SBA also reminds Hurricane Sandy survivors in Connecticut that the deadline to return applications for physical damage is Feb. 12, 2013.
Center location and hours of operations are:
100 Mona Terrace Court
Fairfield, CT 06824
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Monday – Friday
Closing: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at the close of business
"Taking time to complete and return the disaster loan application to the SBA is an important part of the recovery process. We encourage all affected businesses, homeowners and renters, and non-profits to visit the Center for one-on-one assistance before it closes and to apply by the deadline," said Bernard Sweeney, district director of SBA's Connecticut District Office.
Interest rates are as low as 1.688 percent for homeowners and renters, 3 percent for non-profit organizations and 4 percent for businesses with terms up to 30 years. The SBA sets loan amounts and terms based on each applicant's financial condition.
Survivors may also apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA's secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
Disaster loan information and application forms may be obtained by calling the 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 applications can be downloaded from www.sba.gov. 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 damage is now February 12, 2013. The deadline to return economic injury applications is July 31, 2013.
For more information about the SBA's Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at www.sba.gov.
Contact: Michael Lampton
Phone: (404) 331-0333
Release Number: 13-249, CT 13369/13370
SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration