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Residents, businesses and non-profit organizations affected by severe storms and flooding from April 17-23 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Residents, businesses and non-profit organizations in the following counties: Blackford, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Delaware, Grant, Hamilton, Howard, Huntington, Madison, Miami, Tipton, Wabash and Wells.
Loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.
Businesses and non-profit organizations of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets.
Disaster loan information can also be completed on SBA's secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.
Business loan applications can also be downloaded from the SBA website at http://www.sba.gov/. Completed applications should be returned to a Disaster Loan Outreach Center or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
Individuals and businesses can call the SBA's Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for people with speech or hearing disabilities), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET or by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
Those suffering damage to personal or business property must return applications by July 9, 2013. The deadline to return economic injury applications - which includes, for example, payroll, working capital and other business financial commitments - is February 10, 2014. For more information contact SBA.