Over $1 Million in SBA Disaster Loans Approved in New Hampshire

Oct 12, 2011, 09:52 ET from U.S. Small Business Administration

Agency Urges Return of Applications Before Nov. 7

ATLANTA, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved more than $1 million in Disaster Assistance Loans for residents and business owners in New Hampshire affected by Tropical Storm Irene. The deadline to apply for physical damage is Nov. 7.

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"Currently, 15 home and business disaster loans have been approved in the amount of $1,198,200 for affected survivors," said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA's Field Operations Center East in Atlanta.  "We are pleased to be able to get these loans approved so residents and businesses in the disaster area can start to rebuild and resume their normal lives.  With the Nov. 7 deadline approaching, I encourage anyone who has not completed their disaster loan application to do so and return it as quickly as possible."  

Additionally, the Business Recovery Center in the Witherell Recreation Center, 1 Taylor Street, Lebanon, NH 03766, will cease operation Thursday, Oct. 13 at the close of business. The operating hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Survivors are encouraged to visit the Center before it closes for one-on-one assistance in completing their applications.

The deadline to return SBA applications for physical property damage is November 7, 2011.   The deadline to return applications for economic injury is June 7, 2012.

To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at 800-621-FEMA (3362), (TTY) 800-462-7585 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Additional details on the loan application process can be obtained by calling the SBA 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.  

Those affected by the disaster may also apply for disaster loans electronically from SBA's website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.

For more information about the SBA's Disaster Loan Programs, visit our website at www.sba.gov.        

Contact: Michael Lampton
Phone:  404-331-0333

SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration