Deadline for applying for federal disaster drought loans in St. Lawrence County is May 30
Deadline for applying for federal disaster drought loans in St. Lawrence County is May 30.
A federal agency is reminding St. Lawrence County businesses, agricultural cooperatives, aquaculture, and most private nonprofit organizations that May 30 is the deadline to file for disaster loans due to the drought that began on April 1, 2016.
Under this declaration, the U.S. Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of the drought.
With the exception of aquaculture enterprises, SBA cannot provide disaster loans to agricultural producers, farmers, or ranchers.
Nurseries are eligible to apply for economic injury disaster loans for losses caused by drought conditions.
Applicants 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.
Completed loan applications must be returned to SBA no later than May 30, 2017.