SBA News Release: One Month Left to Apply for SBA Disaster Loans

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This news release shared on behalf of the Small Business Administration.
Director Edward Cadena of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Colorado District Office today reminded small businesses of the June 16, 2016, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury caused by the landslides in El Paso County that occurred April 24 – Nov. 16, 2015.

According to Cadena, small nonfarm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of any size may apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) of up to $2 million to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. “EIDLs may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that cannot be paid because of the disaster’s impact. EIDL assistance is available regardless of whether the applicant suffered any property damage,” Cadena said.

These low-interest federal disaster loans are available in Crowley, Douglas, Elbert, El Paso, Fremont, Lincoln, Pueblo and Teller counties.

The interest rate is 4 percent for businesses and 2.625 percent for private nonprofit organizations with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.

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

Disaster loan information and application forms are also available from SBA’s Customer Service Center by calling (800) 659-2955 or emailing Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877-8339. For more disaster assistance information or to download applications, visit Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.