Our County Legislator Kitley Covill shared the
following in her newsletter recently:
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced Tuesday the opening of a Business Recovery Center (BRC) at the New York Power Authority building in White Plains, New York to provide one-on-one assistance to businesses and residents in submitting a disaster loan application for the remnants of Hurricane Ida that hit us on Sept. 1-3, 2021.
Businesses, homeowners, renters and private nonprofit organizations in the Westchester are eligible to apply for physical disaster loans and for Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the SBA.
The BRC’s address and operating hours are:
SBA Business Recovery Center
New York Power Authority Building, 123 Main Street, White Plains, NY 10601
Opened Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. until further notice, closed Saturday and Sunday
Customer Service Representatives will be available at the BRC to answer questions about the disaster loan program and assist business owners, homeowners and renters in completing their applications. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the SBA has established protocols to help protect the health and safety of the public. All visitors to the BRC are encouraged to wear a face mask.
Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster-damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets.
Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace disaster-damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace disaster-damaged or destroyed personal property.
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela/s/, and should apply under SBA declaration # 17147, not for the COVID-19 incident.
To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, applicants should register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or download the FEMA mobile app. If online or mobile access is unavailable, applicants should call the FEMA toll-free helpline at 800-621-3362. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services should call 800-621-3362.
Businesses and individuals may also obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or emailing DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov. Loan applications can also be downloaded 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 return applications for physical property damage is Nov. 4, 2021. The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 6, 2022.
Please forward this E-News to family and friends who may be interested in this information.
Very truly yours,
Kitley S. Covill