ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- There's still a few weeks for county residents to file their applications for a Hurricane Sandy recovery loan.
The deadline is Dec. 1 for nonprofits, businesses, homeowners and renters to submit their SBA disaster loan application to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), according to an announcement.
The opportunity was initiated Dec. 2, 2015 in accordance with the Recovery Improvements for Small Entities or "RISE" After Disaster Act.
The SBA's Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet reopened the Hurricane Sandy application period for one more year so applicants can submit their requests for an SBA low-interest disaster loan to cover losses that are not insured and "eligible mitigation projects," the release explained.
Survivors may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela .
Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Loan applications can be downloaded from the SBA’s website at www.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 and for returning economic injury applications is Dec. 1.