SBA Extends Business Recovery Center Operations in Mississippi Through Oct. 31; Assists Businesses Applying for Working Capital Loans Due to Jackson Water Crisis

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ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that its Business Recovery
Center located in Jackson, Miss., will continue operating through 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, an extension
of more than three weeks. SBA opened the center to help Mississippi small businesses and nonprofit
organizations affected by the Jackson Water Crisis that began Aug. 30.
“I encourage anyone who has not completed their disaster loan application to visit the center before
the closing to meet with an SBA customer service representative for one-on-one assistance,” said Kem
Fleming, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East.
The Business Recovery Center is open in Jackson as indicated below:
SBA Business Recovery Center (BRC)
Hinds County
Old Chamber of Commerce Building
201 South President Street
Jackson, MS 39201
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Open: Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Open: Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 10
Closed: Sundays
Closes Permanently: Monday, Oct. 31 at 4 p.m.
Customer Service Representatives will be available at the BRC to answer questions about the disaster
loan program and help business owners complete their applications. Due to the ongoing COVID-19
pandemic, the SBA has established protocols to help protect the health and safety of the public. All
visitors to the BRC are encouraged to wear a face mask.
“For eligible applicants, the SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) to help meet working
capital needs caused by the disaster,” said SBA’s Mississippi District Director Janita R. Stewart.
Interest rates are 3.04 percent for businesses and 1.875 percent for nonprofit organizations, with terms
up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by the 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
DisasterLoanAssistance.sba.gov/ela/s and should apply under SBA declaration # 17621.
Disaster loan information and application forms can also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer
Service Center at 800-659-2955 (if you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial
7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services) or sending an email to
DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov. Loan applications can also be downloaded from 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.
The filing deadline to return economic injury applications is June 14, 2023.
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About the U.S. Small Business Administration
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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