SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Mark Quinn, District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) San Francisco District office, announced today that SBA has approved $25.5 million in federal disaster loans for residents and businesses impacted by the South Napa Earthquake. According to Quinn, SBA has approved $20.7 million to help residents and $4.8 million to help businesses and private, nonprofit organizations rebuild and recover from this disaster.
“Although the deadline to apply for property damage loans expired on December 29, small businesses and most private, nonprofit organizations of any size may continue to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. EIDL assistance is available regardless of whether the business or nonprofit organization suffered any property damage,” said Quinn.
“SBA customer service representatives continue to provide personalized assistance at SBA’s Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Napa. At the center, SBA representatives are available to answer questions, close approved loans and help complete EIDL applications,” Quinn continued. No appointment is necessary. The location and hours of the center are as follows:
SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center
301 1st Street
(corner of 1st Street & Silverado Trail)
Napa, CA 94558
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm
The interest rate is 4% for businesses and 2.625% for private, nonprofit organizations, with terms up to 30 years. The deadline to submit an Economic Injury Disaster Loan application is July 27, 2015.
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure Web site at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
Disaster loan information and application forms are also available from SBA’s Customer Service Center by calling (800) 659-2955 or e-mailing email@example.com. Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877-8339. For more information about SBA’s disaster assistance programs, visit http://www.sba.gov/disaster.
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