SBA to Close Centers in Far Rockaway and Staten Island, NY

Mar 05, 2013, 16:22 ET from U.S. Small Business Administration

ATLANTA, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that due to a steady decrease of activity, the following Disaster Loan Outreach Centers and Business Recovery Centers located in Queens and Richmond counties will cease operation Friday, March 8 at the close of business


The Centers are located in the following communities and the hours of operation are as indicated:

Queens County
Community Church of the Nazarene
(Business Recovery Center and Disaster Loan Outreach Center)
1414 Central Avenue
Far Rockaway, NY  11691

Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday – Friday

Richmond County
College of Staten Island (City University of NY)
(Business Recovery Center)
Main Administration Building 1A-102
2800 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY  10314

Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday – Friday

Survivors are encouraged to visit the remaining centers for program information and one-on-one assistance in completing their applications.  

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

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  Loan application forms can be downloaded from

The deadline to return applications for physical property damage is March 29, 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

Release Number: 13-362 NY 13365/13366

Contact: Michael Lampton
Phone: 404-331-0333

SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration