SBA Closes Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Lee County

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The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that due to a steady decrease of activity, the Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) in Lee County, Alabama ceased operations on April 12.

Businesses, homeowners and renters that sustained physical losses or economic injury due to severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes on March 3, 2019are encouraged to visit the Center and submit an SBA disaster loan application before it closes. SBA representatives at the DLOC can provide information about disaster loans, answer questions and help in completing the SBA application.  The Center is located as indicated below.

The disaster declaration covers Lee County in Alabamawhich is eligible for both Physical and Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the SBA.  Small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations in the following adjacent counties are eligible to apply only for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans: Chambers, Macon, Russell and Tallapoosa in Alabama,and Harris and Muskogee inGeorgia.

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at

To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, applicants should register online at DisasterAssistance.govor download the FEMA mobile app. If online or mobile access is unavailable, applicants should call the FEMA toll-free helpline at 800-621-3362. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services should call 800-621-3362.

Applications and program information are available by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at
1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing), or by emailing Loan applications can also be downloaded at Completed applications should be returned to a center or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

The filing deadline to submitapplications for physical property damage is May 6, 2019.  The deadline for economic injury applications is Dec. 5, 2019.