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SBA Business Recovery Center in Mississippi Closed in Observance of Juneteenth National Holiday

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today it will temporarily close its Business Recovery Center (BRC) in Jackson on Wednesday, June 19 in observance of the Juneteenth Holiday. The center will resume normal operations on Thursday June 20. The SBA opened its Center to assist those affected under the President’s major disaster declaration for losses due to severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding on April 8-11 apply for low-interest disaster loans.

Customer Service Representatives at the BRC will assist applicants complete their disaster loan application, accept documents for existing applications, and provide updates on an application’s status. Walk-ins are accepted, but you can schedule an in-person appointment at an SBA Disaster Recovery Center in advance. The center will operate as indicated below until further notice.

With the changes to FEMA’s Sequence of Delivery, survivors are now encouraged to simultaneously apply for FEMA grants and the SBA low-interest disaster loan assistance to fully recover. FEMA grants are intended to cover necessary expenses and serious needs not paid by insurance or other sources. The SBA disaster loan program is designed to help survivors with their long-term recovery needs.

Please visit SBA.gov/disaster to apply for SBA assistance online.

Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email [email protected] for more information on SBA disaster assistance. For people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services.

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Aug. 9, 2024. The deadline to return economic injury applications is March 10, 2025.


The U.S. Small Business Administration helps power the American dream of business ownership. As the only go- to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.

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