JACKSON, Miss. (Press Release) - The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations that May 29 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in Mississippi as a result of rain, flash flooding and flooding that began on April 1, 2017.
This disaster declaration includes the following counties: Adams, Amite, Attala, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clairborne, Clarke, Copiah, Covington, Forrest, Franklin, George, Greene, Grenada Hancock, Harrison, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Kemper, Lafayette, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Leake, Lincoln, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Pearl River, Perry, Pike, Pontotoc, Rankin, Scott, Sharkey, Simpson, Smith, Stone, Walthall, Warren, Wayne, Webster, Wilkinson, Winston, Yalobusha and Yazoo in Mississippi; Concordia, East Carroll, East Feliciana, Madison, Saint Helena, Saint Tammany, Tangipahoa, Tensas, Washington and West Feliciana parishes in Louisiana
Under this declaration, the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of this disaster. With the exception of aquaculture enterprises, SBA cannot provide disaster loans to agricultural producers, farmers, or ranchers.
The loans are for working capital and can be up to $2 million with interest rates of 3.15 percent for eligible small businesses and 2.50 percent for nonprofit organizations, and terms up to 30 years. These working capital loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred. The loans are not
intended to replace lost sales or profits. 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 by sending an email to email@example.com. Loan applications can be downloaded from the SBA’s website 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.
Completed loan applications must be returned to SBA no later than May 29, 2018.