March 31, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Acting Regional Administrator Robert Blaney of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Region IX Office announced today that SBA has approved more than $1 million in federal disaster loans for California businesses and residents impacted by severe storms and flooding that occurred Feb. 1-25, 2017.

According to Blaney, SBA has approved $98,600 for businesses and $954,500 for residents to help rebuild and recover from this disaster.

These low-interest federal disaster loans are available in Alameda, Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Monterey, Napa, Plumas, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Yolo and Yuba counties in California; and Washoe County in Nevada.

“SBA continues to provide one-on-one assistance to disaster loan applicants at the following locations on the days and times indicated,” Blaney said. No appointment is necessary.

COLUSA COUNTY
Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Maxwell Fire Department
231 Oak St.
Maxwell, CA 95955
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Closes 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4
LAKE COUNTY
Disaster Loan Outreach Center
WorkforceLake Building
55 First St., Suite 114
Lakeport, CA 95453
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Closes 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4
LASSEN COUNTY
Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Susanville Fire Department
1505 Main St.
Susanville, CA 96130
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Closes 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4
MONTEREY COUNTY
Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Big Sur Station (Multi-Agency Facility)
47555 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920
Center open April 5-6 only
Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
PLUMAS COUNTY
Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Plumas County Courthouse Annex
270 County Hospital Road
Quincy, CA 95971
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Closes 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4
SANTA CLARA COUNTY
Disaster Loan Outreach Center
San Jose City Hall
200 E Santa Clara St.
12th Floor, Room 1231
San Jose, CA 95113
Mondays – Fridays, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Closed Friday, March 31 for Cesar Chavez Day
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Santa Cruz County Governmental Center
701 Ocean St.
3rd Floor Elections Office
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Mondays – Fridays, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Closed Friday, March 31 for Cesar Chavez Day
 

Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets. The SBA can also lend additional funds to help business and residents with the cost of making improvements that protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future.

For small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations of all sizes, SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic injury assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage.

Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace their damaged or destroyed primary residence. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.

Interest rates can be as low as 3.15 percent for businesses, 2.5 percent for private nonprofit organizations and 1.875 percent for homeowners and renters with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.

Applicants may apply online using SBA’s secure website 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 emailing [email protected]. 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 filing deadline to submit applications for property damage is May 19, 2017. The deadline to submit economic injury applications is Dec. 20, 2017.

Media Contact: Richard Jenkins
Phone: (916) 735-1500
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