SBA Opens Two Additional Business Recovery Centers in Florida

SBA opens additional disaster relief centers in Florida - Caribbean National Weekly News
Sioux Falls, S.D., May 27, 2007-- Josephine Rubio, left, a customer service representative with the U.S. Small Business Administration, introduces herself to Justin Dombrowski, the federal coordinating officer, at the Mitchell Disaster Recovery Center. Amanda Bicknell/FEMA

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced the opening of two additional Business Recovery Centers (BRCs) in Palm Beach County and Hillsborough County on Sept. 19 and 20, to help businesses impacted by Hurricane Irma.

 

Center Locations:

The new centers will be located in southeast Florida, in Palm Beach County, and in west Florida, in Hillsborough County, whereby expanding their availability to areas of highest population density. In keeping the previous locations, these new locations will have SBA representatives on hand to provide information about disaster loans, answer questions and assist businesses in completing their SBA applications.  The new locations are as follows:

 

  1. Hillsborough County

Hillsborough Community College at The Regent

6437 Watson Road

Riverview, FL  33578

 

  1. Palm Beach County

Carol Sims Center

225 NW 12th Avenue

Boynton Beach, FL 33435

 

“As new locations open and further damage assessments are made, we will continue to provide updates to the public to ensure all impacted regions are able to get the recovery assistance needed,” said South Florida District Director Francisco “Pancho” Marrero.

 

The three other locations which opened earlier this week will remain fully operational:

 

  1. Duval County

Beaver Street Enterprise Center

728 Blanche Street, Bldg. 2

Jacksonville, FL  32204

 

  1. Pinellas County

The EpiCenter-Pinellas County Economic Development Center

13805 58th Street North

Clearwater, FL  33760

Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Saturday

 

  1. Johns County

FEMA/SBA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) – Wind Mitigation Building

3111 Agricultural Center Drive

St. Augustine, FL  32092

 

*All centers are open Monday – Saturday, 9:00am – 6:00pm, and are closed on Sundays, until further notice.

 

Committed to Economic Recovery

“The SBA is committed to facilitating economic recovery in this disaster.  We want area businesses to have a resource where they can meet individually with SBA representatives and find out how a low-interest disaster loan can help them recover,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East in Atlanta.

 

Primary Counties

The Primary Counties to receive assistance are as follows:

Alachua

Baker

Bradford

Brevard

Broward

Charlotte

Citrus

Clay

Collier

Colombia

DeSoto

Duval

Flagler

Gilchrist

Glades

Hardee

Hendry

Hernando

Highlands

Hillsborough

Indian River

Lake

Lee

Levy

Manatee

Marion

Martin

Miami-Dade

Monroe

Nassau

Okeechobee

Orange

Osceola

Palm Beach

Pasco

Pinellas

Polk

Putnam

Saint Johns

Saint Lucie

Sarasota

Seminole

Sumter

Suwanee

Union

Volusia

 

 

*Economic Injury Only

Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette and Madison county businesses may seek assistance on the grounds on economic injury only.

 

Deadline

The SBA offers low-interest, long-term disaster loans for physical damage and working capital. To be considered for this assistance, survivors need to apply by the deadline. The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Nov. 9, 2017.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 11, 2018.

 

Additional information

Additional information on the disaster loan program may be obtained as follows:

SBA Customer Service Center:                    800-659-2955

For the deaf and hard-of-hearing:             800-877-8339

Email:                      [email protected]

 

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.  Loan applications can be downloaded from www.sba.gov.  Completed applications should be returned to a recovery center (above) or mailed to:

U.S. Small Business Administration

Processing and Disbursement Center

14925 Kingsport Road

Fort Worth, TX 76155

 

For more information about the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program, visit our website at www.sba.gov/disaster

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here