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SBA DISASTER ASSISTANCE NOW AVAILABLE

On November 15, 2019, Governor JB Pritzker announced the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved his request for a disaster declaration following one of the worst floods in Illinois history. The approved SBA disaster declaration makes low-interest loans available to homeowners, renters and businesses in Alexander, Jersey, Rock Island and Stephenson counties, as well as the contiguous counties of Jo Daviess, Winnebago, Carroll, Ogle, Whiteside, Henry, Mercer, Calhoun, Greene, Macoupin, Madison, Union and Pulaski.

SBA loans can help repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters can apply for loans to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property. Businesses and private non-profit organizations can apply for loans to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets.

Deadlines

The filing deadline to submit applications for physical property damage is December 9, 2019
The deadline to submit an economic injury application is July 10, 2020

How to Apply

Customer Service Center: 800-659-2955 
Email for Assistance: disastercustomerservice@sba.gov 
Mailing Address:
U.S. Small Business Administration
Processing and Disbursement Center
14925 Kingsport Road
Fort Worth, TX 76155

SBA DISASTER ASSISTANCE: NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Under the disaster declaration for public assistance, the U.S. Small Business Administration has made available disaster assistance to private Non-Profit Organizations in the following counties: Adams, Alexander, Bureau, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Fulton, Greene, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Jackson, Jersey, Knox, Madison, Mercer, Monroe, Pike, Randolph, Rock Island, St. Clair, Schuyler, Scott, Stephenson, Union and Whiteside. Read the SAB's press release for disaster assistance availability.

The SBA also offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs, such as on-going operating expenses to PNP organizations. Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance is available regardless of whether the organization suffered any physical property damage. 

Deadlines

The filing deadline to submit applications for physical property damage is November 18, 2019
The deadline to submit an economic injury application is June 19, 2020

How to Apply

Customer Service Center: 800-659-2955 
Email for Assistance: disastercustomerservice@sba.gov 
Mailing Address:
U.S. Small Business Administration
Processing and Disbursement Center
14925 Kingsport Road
Fort Worth, TX 76155

Map of Disaster Assistance County Availability