SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to County Residents Affected By Recent Severe Storms; Flooding

Washington, D. C. – Indiana businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and flooding on April 28–29, 2017 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Linda McMahon announced today.

Administrator McMahon made the loans available in response to a letter from Gov. Eric J. Holcomb on June 9, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA. The declaration covers Dubois County and the adjacent counties of Crawford, Daviess, Martin, Orange, Perry, Pike, Spencer and Warrick.

“The SBA is strongly committed to providing the people of Indiana with the most effective and customer-focused response possible to assist businesses of all sizes, homeowners and renters with federal disaster loans,” said McMahon. “Getting businesses and communities up and running after a disaster is our highest priority at SBA.”

SBA’s customer service representatives will be available at the Disaster Loan Outreach Center to answer questions about the disaster loan program and help individuals complete their applications.

The local center is located at 309 North Geiger Street in Huntingburg.

The loans are available to residents, businesses and non-profit organizations through the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace disaster-damaged or destroyed personal property.

Businesses and private non-profit organizations of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster-damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets.

For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of all sizes, the SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. These loans are available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage.

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

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 sending an email to

Loan applications can also be downloaded from the SBA’s website at 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 August 14, 2017. The deadline to return economic injury applications is March 14, 2018.

For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program, visit

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