SBA to Relocate its Denham Springs Business Recovery Center to Old City Hall

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – District Director Michael Ricks of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Louisiana District Office announced today that SBA will relocate its Business Recovery Center in Denham Springs from the Arts Council of Livingston Parish to the Old City Hall on Wednesday, Dec. 14. “SBA opened the Business Recovery Center to provide personalized assistance to Louisiana businesses that were affected by the severe storms and flooding that occurred Aug 11-31, 2016. Until the center relocates, SBA representatives will continue to meet with business owners to answer their questions, help each business owner apply to SBA for an economic injury disaster loan and close their approved disaster loans,” Ricks said. “SBA representatives and Louisiana Small Business Development Center consultants are available to continue to provide information on SBA disaster loans and counseling on a wide variety of matters designed to help small business owners re-establish their operations, overcome the effects of the disaster and plan for their future. Services include assessing business economic injury, evaluating the business’s strength, cash flow projections and most importantly, a review of all options to ensure each business makes decisions that are appropriate for its situation,” Ricks continued. According to Ricks, SBA has approved disaster loans totaling $1,194,173,700, of which $137,873,900 is for businesses and $1,056,299,800 is for residents to help rebuild and recover from this disaster. Businesses owners can meet with SBA representatives on the days and times indicated until the center relocates. No appointment is necessary.
CURRENT CENTER LOCATION  Business Recovery Center Arts Council of Livingston Parish 133 N. Hummell St. Denham Springs, LA  70726   Mondays - Fridays, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturdays 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Center closes 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 FUTURE CENTER LOCATION Business Recovery Center Old City Hall 115 Mattie St. - Second Floor Denham Springs, LA  70726   Mondays - Fridays, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturdays 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Center opens 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14
SBA representatives are still available at the federal-state Disaster Recovery Centers, SBA Business Recovery Centers and SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers throughout the affected areas to explain SBA’s disaster loan program and help business owners and residents close their approved disaster loans. Even though the deadline to apply for a loan for property damage has passed, small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size, still have until May 15, 2017, to apply for an economic injury disaster loan to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic injury assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage. Business owners may apply online using SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Additional information, details on the location of centers and application forms are also available from SBA’s Customer Service Center by calling (800) 659-2955 or emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877‑8339. For more disaster assistance information or to download applications, visit https://www.sba.gov/disaster. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX  76155. The deadline to apply for economic injury is May 15, 2017.


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