(Smyrna) – The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) reminds private non-profit organizations in Delaware determined to be eligible for disaster loans in the wake of Tropical Storm Sandy that the deadline for loan applications is Tuesday, January 15, 2013. The loans are available to private non-profit organizations statewide.
Low-interest loans are offered to eligible private non-profit organizations by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for physical loss up to the loan limits, while approved loans can be increased to allow for protective measures designed to mitigate similar future storm damages. Private non-profits can also receive loans to meet working capital needs.
All applications must be received by the SBA by the January 15, 2013 deadline. Applications can be made online using the Electronic Loan Application available at the SBA’s secure website (https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela). Loan forms and information can also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for hearing impaired callers), or by sending an email to email@example.com.
Applicants can also download an application from the Small Business Administration website (www.sba.gov). Completed applications submitted via mail should be sent to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
Non-critical private non-profits that are eligible for loans may include (but are not limited to) colleges, community centers, food kitchens, homeless shelters, libraries, museums, and schools.