Sep 10 2008

Shelby Encourages Small Business Owners to Apply for Disaster Loan Program

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that small business owners in Lamar and Pickens Counties who were affected by the severe storms and tornadoes on January 10, 2008, to apply for Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL).  Eligible small businesses will be afforded assistance through the EIDL program to help with financial losses resulting from this disaster. 

“The extreme weather conditions in January affected many small business owners in Lamar and Pickens Counties,” said Shelby.  “I encourage small business owners who suffered financial losses as a result of the severe storms and tornadoes to apply for these loans before the deadline on October 16, 2008.”
           
To apply, small businesses can visit the SBA’s website at www.sba.gov/disaster to download an application, or they may contact the agency’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955.  Local Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) are available to help small business owners complete their disaster loan applications.  For more information on SBDC locations in Alabama, please call 205-307-6510.