• SBA Deadline for Alabama Private Nonprofit Organizations to Apply for Physical Damage Disaster Loans

    ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding eligible Private Nonprofit (PNP) organizations in Alabama of the Dec. 8 deadline to submit disaster loan applications for physical damages caused by Hurricane Sally on Sept. 14-16, 2020.

    PNPs located in the counties of Baldwin, Barbour, Butler, Clarke, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Escambia, Geneva, Houston, Mobile, Pike, and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama are eligible to apply. Examples of eligible non-critical PNP organizations include, but are not limited to food kitchens, homeless shelters, museums, libraries, community centers, schools and colleges.

    PNP 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 interest rate is 2.75 percent with terms up to 30 years. 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 include a safe room or storm shelter, sump pump, French drain or retaining wall to help protect property and occupants from future damage caused by a similar disaster.

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

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

    Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or sending an email to DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov. Loan applications can also be downloaded from 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 physical property damage is Dec. 8, 2020. The deadline to submit economic injury applications is July 9, 2021.

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