ATLANTA, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announces today that due to a steady decrease of activity, the Disaster Loan Outreach Center located in Richland Center will close Wednesday, September 26 at the close of business.
SBA urges disaster victims to visit the Center before the closing to obtain one-on-one assistance and information about SBA’s disaster assistance program. SBA also encourages those victims who receive applications to return the completed applications as quickly as possible. The Center is located in Richland County, at the Production Services Building, 301 Industrial Drive, Richland Center, Wisconsin.
Because the SBA Disaster Assistance Program is the primary form of federal assistance to those affected by a disaster most homeowners and renters, and all businesses owners will be referred directly to the SBA for low-interest loans when they register for assistance. “The home loan application provides necessary information for determining the appropriate assistance for that applicant. If the SBA decides not to offer a loan, the individual is then automatically referred to other available disaster assistance,” said Frank Skaggs, Director of SBA Field Operations Center East. “We want to express our sincere gratitude to the staff of Richland County Emergency Service,” said Skaggs. “By providing the facility for our Disaster Loan Outreach Center, they have helped disaster victims in their community. We deeply appreciate their generosity.”
SBA will maintain six other Disaster Loan Outreach Centers until further notice at the following locations and times:
SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs)
Open: Monday-Saturday; 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Crawford County Dane County
North Crawford High School Robertson Road Facility
The Media Center – Room 218 4318 Robertson Road
47050 County Road X Madison WI 53714
Soldiers Grove, WI 54655
Kenosha County La Crosse County
Kenosha County Center Town of Shelby Town Hall
19600 75(th) Street 2801 Ward Avenue
Bristol WI 53104 La Crosse WI 54601
Racine County Vernon County
Western Racine County Service Center The Living Faith Church
209 N. Main Street 852 N Main Street
Burlington WI 53105 Viroqua, WI 54665
Anyone unable to visit the Center(s) may obtain an application or SBA program information by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the hearing-impaired), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (EDT). Business loan applications can also be downloaded from the SBA website at http://www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance. Completed applications should be returned to one of the Centers or 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 property damage is October 25, 2007. The deadline to return economic injury applications is May 26, 2008.
For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Programs, visit our website at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance.