Small Business Administration: Business Recovery Centers closed for Thanksgiving Day

Disaster Field Operations Center East
Release Date: Nov. 14, 2018 Contact: Michael Lampton (404) 331-0333

Michael.Lampton@sba.gov

Release Number: 19-129, WI 15756/15757 Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Blogs & Instagram

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that SBA Business Recovery Centers (BRCs) in Wisconsin will close on Thursday, Nov. 22 in recognition of Thanksgiving Day holiday. The Dane County BRC will reopen on Friday, Nov. 23 and the BRCs located in Juneau, Sauk and Vernon counties will resume normal operations on Monday, Nov. 26. Also, the Sauk County BRC will be closed Friday, Nov. 16, 8 a.m. to noon.

SBA representatives at the Centers can provide information about disaster loans, answer questions and help businesses in completing the SBA application. The Centers are located as indicated below:

Dane County SBA Wisconsin District Office – Madison
740 Regent St., Suite 100
Madison, WI 53715
Hours: Weekdays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed: Saturdays and Sundays
Closed: Thursday, Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving Day

Juneau County
Juneau County Economic Development Corporation
122 Main St.
Camp Douglas, WI 54618
Hours: Weekdays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed: Saturdays and Sundays
Closed: Thursday and Friday,
Nov. 22-23 for Thanksgiving

Sauk County
Reedsburg City Hall
134 S. Locust St.
Reedsburg, WI 53959
Hours: Weekdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Closed: Saturdays and Sundays
Closed: Friday, Nov. 16, 8 a.m. to noon
Closed: Thursday and Friday,
Nov. 22-23 for Thanksgiving

Vernon County
Vernon County – Basement Conference Room
318 Fairlane Dr.
Viroqua, WI 54665
Hours: Weekdays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed: Saturdays and Sundays
Closed: Thursday and Friday,
Nov. 22-23 for Thanksgiving

The disaster declaration covers Crawford, Dane, Juneau, La Crosse, Marquette, Monroe, Richland, Sauk and Vernon counties in Wisconsin which are eligible for both Physical and Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the SBA. Small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations in the following adjacent counties are eligible to apply only for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans: Adams, Columbia, Dodge, Grant, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jackson, Jefferson, Rock, Trempealeau, Waushara and Wood in Wisconsin; Allamakee and Clayton in Iowa; Houston and Winona in Minnesota.

SBA disaster loans are available to businesses of all sizes, most private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters to cover uninsured losses from the disaster. Interest rates are as low as 3.675 percent for businesses, 2.5 percent for private nonprofit organizations, and 2.0 percent for homeowners and renters. Loan terms can be up to 30 years. Economic injury disaster loans are also available to provide disaster related working capital to small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations. These working capital loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred.

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. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at DisasterLoan.sba.gov.

Additional details on the locations of Disaster Recovery Centers and the loan application process can be obtained by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955
(800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Completed applications should be returned to a center or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. For more information about SBA recovery assistance, visit www.sba.gov.

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Dec. 17, 2018. The deadline to return economic injury applications is July 18, 2019.

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