SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center to Close in Redding

Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster
Field Operations Center-West announced today that SBA will close its Redding Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Shasta County at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018.

“SBA opened the center to provide personalized assistance to California businesses and residents who were affected by the wildfires and high winds that occurred July 23 – Sept. 19, 2018. Until the center closes, SBA customer service representatives will continue to be available to meet with businesses and residents to answer their questions, explain SBA’s disaster loan program and close their approved
disaster loans,” said Garfield.

Businesses and residents can meet with SBA representatives on the days and times indicated below. No appointment is necessary.

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.
Closes 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov.1

Even though the deadline to apply for a loan for property damage has passed, small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size have until May 6, 2019, to apply for an economic injury disaster loan to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic injury assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage. Business owners may apply online using SBA’s secure website at

Interest rates are 3.61 percent for businesses and 2.5 percent for private nonprofit organizations with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.

To receive additional disaster assistance information, visit SBA’s website at

Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email for more information.

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.

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