Hartford—State Senator Tony Hwang (R-28) is letting his constituents know that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved the governor’s request for disaster assistance resulting from the May 15 tornadoes that impacted Connecticut, including Newtown.
Loans of up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair real-estate, and up to $40,000 for private property. For small businesses, farmers, and non-profits, Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available.
Applications can be submitted online at disasterloan.sba.gov, or downloaded at www.sba.gov and mailed to the SBA at the following address: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, Texas, 76155.
Those who have questions about the assistance can either call the SBA Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for those who are deaf or hard of hearing), or send an email to email@example.com.
In addition, the SBA will also open a Disaster Loan Outreach Center at the Southbury Training School (1461 South Britain Road, Southbury) to help people process applications and answer questions in person. The office will be open from October 11 through the 18th during the following hours of operation:
- Saturday, October 13: 10AM to 2PM
- Sunday: October 14: Closed
- Monday, October 15: 9AM to 6PM
- Tuesday, October 16: 9AM to 6PM
- Wednesday, October 17: 9AM to 6PM
- Thursday, October 18: 9AM to 4PM
The deadline to return applications for physical property damage is December 10, 2018. The deadline to return economic injury applications is July 9, 2019.
The federal Small Business Administration has agreed to allow homeowners, renters, businesses and non-profits organizations that suffered damage in the May 15 tornados and storms to apply for federal low-interest loans.
What kind of loans are available, and who can apply for them?
Low-interest SBA loans of up to $200,000 will be available to homeowners, businesses and non-profits that suffered real estate storm damage, possibly including removal of debris. Individual homeowners and renters will also be able to apply for up to $40,000 in SBA loans to replace or repair damaged personal property.
Can you apply for the loans online?
Yes. Applications for SBA disaster loans can be filled out and submitted online at www.disasterloan.sba.gov
Is it possible to apply for the loans by mail?
Yes. Application forms can be downloaded and mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, Texas, 76155.
What if I need help applying for the disaster loans?
SBA officials are opening a Disaster Loan Outreach Center at the Southbury Training School, 1461 S. Britain Road in Southbury, to help people fill out and submit applications for disaster loans.
When will the loan assistance center be open?
The SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center will be open at the following times between Thursday and Oct. 18.
Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Monday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.