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SBA loan deadline nears

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) reminds eligible private non-profit organizations (PNPs) that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature of the deadline to submit disaster loan applications for economic losses caused by Hurricane Gustav that occurred from Aug. 28-Sept. 8, 2008. The deadline to file an application for an economic injury disaster loan is June 22, 2009.

PNPs located in Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Copiah, Forrest, Franklin, George, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Lawrence, Lincoln, Marion, Pearl River, Pike, Stone, Walthall and Wilkinson counties 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.

Disaster loan information and application forms may be obtained by calling the SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-800-659-2955 (for the hearing-impaired 1-800-877-8339) or by e-mailing to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Applications can also be downloaded from www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

PNPs also may visit SBA’s secure web site at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/ to apply for disaster loans.


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