Small business disaster loans still available to businesses

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that due to a steady decrease of activity, the Business Recovery Centers will cease operations on Thursday, Jan. 21 at the close of business.  In addition, the Centers will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday and will re-open the following day.

The Centers that will cease operations are indicated below:

SBA Business Recovery Centers (BRCs)
Hours: Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Charleston County Richland County
Trident United Way Building Columbia Chamber of Commerce
6296 Rivers Avenue, Suite 304 930 Richland Street
North Charleston, SC  29406 Columbia, SC  29201
Horry County
Conway Chamber of Commerce
203 Main Street
Conway, SC  29526
Sumter County
Hours: Weekdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sumter County Civic Center
700 W Liberty Street
Sumter, SC  29150

Anyone unable to visit a Center may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at

Businesses and individuals may also obtain disaster loan information and application forms 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  Loan applications can be downloaded from  Completed applications can be returned to a center or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage was Jan. 4, 2016.  The deadline to return economic injury applications is July 5, 2016.

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