Announcement for May 8-13, 2022 Storm Damage
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that certain Private Non-Profit organizations (PNPs) in Minnesota that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low-interest disaster loans. These loans are available following a Presidential disaster declaration for Public Assistance resulting from damages caused by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding on May 8-13, 2022.
PNPs located in Aitkin, Big Stone, Cass, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Douglas, Grant, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Lincoln, Morrison, Nobles, Pope, Redwood, Renville, Stearns, Stevens, Swift, Todd, Traverse, Wadena, Wilkin and Yellow Medicine in Minnesota 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.
PNP organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets. The interest rate is 1.875 percent, with terms up to 30 years. Applicants may be eligible for a loan amount increase up to 20 percent of their physical damages, as verified by the SBA, for mitigation purposes. Eligible mitigation improvements may include a safe room or storm shelter, sump pump or French drain to help protect property and occupants from future damage caused by a similar disaster.
The SBA also offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) to help meet working capital needs, such as ongoing operating expenses for PNP organizations. EIDL assistance is available regardless of whether the organization suffered any physical property damage.
PNP organizations are urged to contact their county’s Emergency Manager to provide information about their organization. The information will be submitted to FEMA to determine eligibility for a Public Assistance grant or whether the PNP should be referred to SBA for disaster loan assistance. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at DisasterLoanAssistance.sba.gov/ela/s/ and should apply under SBA declaration # 17520.
Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (if you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services), or by sending an email to DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov. 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.
The filing deadline to submit applications for physical property damage is Sept. 6, 2022. The deadline to submit economic injury applications is April 10, 2023.
Announcement for May 30, 2022 Storm Damage
Due to the Memorial Day storms, there has been an SBA Agency declaration for Douglas County and the adjacent Minnesota counties of Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stearns, Stevens, Todd. On an SBA Agency declaration all counties included in the declaration (Douglas and the adjacent counties) are eligible to apply for physical damage SBA loans as well as the Economic Injury Disaster Loans for small businesses.
We will open a DLOC in Douglas County as follows:
Location: Douglas County EM
Address: 1501 Hawthorne Street. Alexandria, MN 56308
Days of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 9:00am-6:00pm CST
Saturday: July 30 10:00 am-2:00 pm & August 6 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Permanently Closes: Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 4:00pm CST
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. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay service. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.