Small Business Administration opens Ida recovery center in York County

Matt Enright
York Dispatch

Assistance is available for those who suffered damages from Hurricane Ida.

The U.S. Small Business Administration has opened a Business Recovery Center at the York County Economic Alliance,144 Roosevelt Ave. in York City. Its hours of operation are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Customer service representatives can answer questions about the SBA's disaster loan program and work one-on-one with business owners to complete their applications.

Visitors are encouraged to wear a face mask when attending.

Among the avenues available for businesses according to an SBA news release:

  • Businesses and private nonprofit organizations of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster-damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment.
  • Small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations can apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. They are available regardless of whether the applicant suffered physical property damage. 
  • Disaster loans up to $200,000 for homeowners to repair or replace disaster-damaged or destroyed real estate. 
  • Disaster loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace disaster-damaged or destroyed personal property.

To be considered for disaster assistance, register at DisasterAssistance.gov, download the FEMA mobile app or call the FEMA toll-free helpline at 800-621-3362. 

To obtain information or loan applications, call the SBA's Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for those who are deaf and hard-of hearing) or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Loan applications can also be downloaded at sba.gov.

Completed applications should be 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 physical property damage is Nov. 9. The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 10, 2022.

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