The US Small Business Administration is opening a Disaster Loan Disaster Relief Center in Gibson City Thursday.th flooding. The Outreach Center will be located at the Gibson Fire Department at 115 S. Lawrence Street. It will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Businesses and residents in the declared area can now apply for a low interest disaster loan from the SBA. The Distress Declaration applies to Ford County and adjacent Champaign, Iroquois, Vermilion, McLean, Kankakee and Livingston counties.
Customer service representatives will be available at the Clearinghouse to answer questions about the disaster loan program and help people complete applications. All visitors to the Clearinghouse are advised to wear a face mask due to the COVID-19 pandemic.