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May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that
June 17is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans. These loans are available in
Rockingham counties in
North Carolina as a result of drought, excessive heat, and high winds that began on
Jan. 1, 2012.
"These counties are eligible because they are contiguous to one or more primary counties in
Virginia. The Small Business Administration recognizes that disasters do not usually stop at county or state lines. For that reason, counties adjacent to primary counties named in the declaration are included," said
Frank Skaggs, director of SBA's Field Operations Center East in
Under this declaration, the SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of this disaster. With the exception of aquaculture enterprises, SBA cannot provide disaster loans to agricultural producers, farmers, or ranchers. Nurseries are eligible to apply for economic injury disaster loans for losses caused by drought conditions.
The working capital loan amount can be up to
$2 million with 4 percent interest rates for eligible small businesses and 3 percent for non-profit organizations with terms up to 30 years.
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) 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 email to
email@example.com. Loan applications can be downloaded from the SBA's website at
www.sba.gov. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road,
Fort Worth, TX 76155.
Completed loan applications must be returned to SBA no later than June 17, 2013.For more information about the SBA's Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at www.sba.gov.Release Number: 13-562, VA 13354
Contact:Michael LamptonEmail: Michael.Lampton@sba.govPhone: (404) 331-0333
SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration