Disaster Field Operations Center East
Release Date: June 24, 2019 Contact: Michael Lampton (404) 331-0333
Release Number: 19-458, SC 15811 Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Blogs & Instagram
Deadline Approaching in South Carolina for
SBA Working Capital Loans
ATLANTA - The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural
cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations that
July 23 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in South Carolina as a
result of Hurricane Michael on Oct. 10-11, 2018.
The SBA’s disaster declaration includes the following counties: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg,
Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dorchester,
Edgefield, Fairfield, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg,
Richland, Saluda, and Sumter in South Carolina.
Under this declaration, the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to
eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct
result of this disaster. With the exception of aquaculture enterprises, SBA cannot provide
disaster loans to agricultural producers, farmers, or ranchers.
The loans are for working capital and can be up to $2 million with interest rates of 3.675 percent
for eligible small businesses and 2.5 percent for nonprofit organizations, and terms up to 30
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website
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. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business
Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
Completed loan applications must be returned to SBA no later than July 23, 2019.
About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As
the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal
government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support
they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It
delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public
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