Washington – Businesses and residents of Ripley County, as well as other hooters affected by severe storms and floods on June 18 and 19, can apply for a low interest rate disaster loan from the US Small Business Administration.
The loans were made in response to a July 2 letter from Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, in which the SBA requested a distress declaration.
Businesses and residents in the declared area can now apply for a low-interest disaster loan from the SBA. The declaration applies to Jefferson and Monroe Counties, as well as several surrounding counties, including Ripley County. Other nearby counties covered by the declaration are Jennings and Switzerland.
To help businesses and residents affected by the disaster, the SBA has opened a Jefferson County Disaster Relief Center at the Madison Chamber of Commerce office at 301 E. Main Street across from the courthouse. Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 17:00, and tomorrow (Saturday) from 8:00 to 12:00. The center is closed on Sunday and will finally close the following Friday at 17:00.
Victims can contact the SBA Disaster Response Center at (800) 659-2955 for assistance in completing their loan applications. Requests for information about the SBA Disaster Loan Program can be received by email. [email protected]…
The deadline for filing claims for compensation for material damage is September 7th. The deadline for returning claims for compensation for economic damage is April 7, 2022.
Applicants can apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) through the secure SBA website at DisasterLoanAssistance.sba.