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SBA disaster loans available in Wilson County

Staff Reports • Updated Sep 8, 2016 at 3:00 PM

The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizatio ns, homeowners and renters in Wilson County of the deadline to submit disaster loan applications for damages caused by flash flooding, damaging winds and large hail July 6-8 is Oct. 3.

Low-interest disaster loans are available in Stewart, Sumner, Benton, Davidson, Henry, Houston, Macon, Montgomery, Robertson, Trousdale and Wilson counties in Tennessee and Allen, Calloway, Christian, Simpson and Trigg counties in Kentucky.

Businesses of any size and 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.

For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and private, nonprofit organizations, the SBA offers economic injury disaster loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. EIDL assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage.

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

Interest rates are as low as 4 percent for businesses, 2.625 percent for nonprofit organizations and 1.625 percent for homeowners and renters with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.

Applicants may be eligible for a loan amount increase up to 20 percent of their physical damages, as verified by the SBA for mitigation purposes. Eligible mitigation improvements may now include a safe room or storm shelter to help protect property and occupants from future damage caused by a similar disaster.

Applicants may apply online using the electronic loan application at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

Disaster loan information and applications may also be obtained by calling the SBA’s customer service center at 800-659-2955 or 800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing or by emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Loan applications can also be downloaded at 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 return applications for physical property damage is Oct. 3. The deadline to return economic injury applications is May 2.

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