SBA Disaster Assistance Available to Private NonProfit Organizations in West Virginia

May 21, 2015, 15:20 ET from U.S. Small Business Administration

ATLANTA, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today certain Private NonProfit organizations (PNPs) that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low interest rate disaster loans.  These loans are available following a Presidential disaster declaration for Public Assistance resulting from damages caused by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides on April 8 – 11, 2015.

PNPs located in the following West Virginia counties are eligible to apply to SBA: Braxton, Brooke, Doddridge, Gilmer, Jackson, Lewis, Marshall, Ohio, Pleasants, Ritchie, Tyler and Wetzel.

"PNP organizations are urged to contact their local Emergency Management Agency to obtain information about local briefings. During these meetings, PNP representatives will need to provide information about their organization," said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA Field Operations Center East in Atlanta.  The information will be submitted to FEMA to determine eligibility for a Public Assistance grant or whether the PNP should be referred to SBA for disaster loan assistance.

PNP organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets.  The interest rate is 2.625 percent with terms up to 30 years.  Applicants may be eligible for a loan amount increase up to 20 percent of their physical damages, as verified by the SBA, to make improvements that help prevent the risk of future property damage caused by a similar disaster.

The SBA also offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help PNP organizations meet working capital needs, such as ongoing operating expenses.  Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance is available regardless of whether the organization suffered any physical property damage.

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application via SBA's secure website at

Disaster loan information and application forms may also 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 e-mail to  Loan applications can be downloaded from the SBA's website at  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 July 17, 2015.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is February 18, 2016.

For more information about the SBA's Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at

Release Number: 15- 247 WV 14321/14322

Contact: Michael Lampton
: (404) 331-0333

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SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration