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|
|Conway Chamber of Commerce|
|203 Main Street|
|Conway, SC 29526|
|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 https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Loan applications can be downloaded from www.sba.gov/disaster. 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.