Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced today that SBA will relocate its Redding Disaster Loan Outreach Center from the former K-Mart Building to the First Christian Church of Redding on Tuesday, Oct. 9. SBA planned to relocate the center to Northern Valley Catholic Social Services; however, the location has become unavailable.
“SBA opened the center at the former K-Mart building to provide personalized assistance to California businesses and residents affected by the wildfires and high winds that occurred July 23 Sept. 19, 2018. SBA customer service representatives will continue to be available to meet with business owners and residents to answer their questions, explain SBA’s disaster loan program and close their approved disaster loans,” said Garfield. No appointment is necessary.
SBA representatives will continue to be available at the Redding Disaster Loan Outreach Center to meet with business owners and residents until Friday, Oct. 5. On Tuesday, Oct. 9, the Center will relocate to the First Christian Church of Redding. No appointment is necessary.
Disaster Loan Outreach Center
Former K-Mart Building
2685 Hilltop Drive
Redding, CA 96002
Mondays – Fridays, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location closes 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5
Disaster Loan Outreach Center
First Christian Church of Redding
Lower Conference Room
3590 Placer St.
Redding, CA 96001
Mondays – Fridays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location opens 8 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9
Businesses of all sizes and private 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. SBA can also lend additional funds to businesses and homeowners to help with the cost of improvements to protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future.
For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size, SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic injury assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage.
Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.
Interest rates can be as low as 3.61 percent for businesses, 2.5 percent for private nonprofit organizations and 1.938 percent for homeowners and renters with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.
Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
The deadline to apply for property damage is Oct. 3, 2018. The deadline to apply for economic injury applications is May 6, 2019.