From: Burgess, Delvonnie <Delvonnie.Burgess@sba.gov>
Sent: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 11:15 AM
Subject: COVID-19: PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR MEMBERSHIP
Importance: High

Greetings,

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses in your state that are suffering substantial economic loss as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The attached press release will outline the details on the governor certification that makes SBA assistance available for the entire state.

Please share with your local contacts. SBA appreciates your assistance in getting this very important time sensitive message out to the business community. We will continue to provide updated information as it becomes available.

Eligibility for Economic Injury Disaster Loans is based on the financial impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The interest rate is 3.75 percent for small businesses. The interest rate for private non-profit organizations is 2.75 percent. SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years and are available to entities without the financial ability to offset the adverse impact without hardship.

Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339. For complete details on SBA, visit www.sba.gov.

SBA Customer Service Representatives will be available to answer questions about SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program and explain the application process at
1-800-659-2955.

I am available to answer any questions that you may have about the SBA disaster assistance loan program. If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Delvonnie M. Burgess
Public Affairs Specialist
Office of Disaster Assistance
Field Operations Center-East
U. S. Small Business Administration
101 Marietta Street NW, Suite 700
Atlanta, GA 30303
404.331.0333
703.712.2096 – cell
delvonnie.burgess@sba.gov

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