WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced that it has provided more than $ 110 million in disaster recovery assistance as it continues to recover from Hurricane Ida. The aid reached flood-affected small businesses, homeowners, tenants and nonprofits earlier this month.

Since September 19, the Office of Small Disaster Management has approved more than 2,600 low-interest emergency loans for a total of $ 110 million in hurricane-hit areas. The small business administration is making applications as soon as possible and will continue to work to meet the needs of all those affected by the disaster, according to a press release.

“From the Gulf Coast to the northeastern states, Hurricane Ida has wreaked havoc, and the SBA mission is working hard to help the affected small businesses and their residents get the help they need quickly and efficiently,” said Isabella Casila, small business administration manager.

Federal aid was available in Pennsylvania following the September 10 presidential declaration of President Joe Biden. The Federal Disaster Risk Statement covers the Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Books, Philadelphia and York counties eligible for Disability Credit from the Agency.

In addition, small businesses and most private non-profit organizations in nearby counties are eligible to apply for low-risk business loans. Those counties include: Berks, Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lehi and Northampton in New Delaware, Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Carol, Sicily and Harford in Maryland; And Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer and Warren in New Jersey.

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The US Small Business Administration has provided more than $ 110 million in disaster relief as it continues to recover from hurricanes. In this photo, signs outside the Health Science Center at Montgomery County Community College Blue Bell Campus show information to the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center, where the storm victims can get information from the SBA, FEMA and state agencies.

Affected businesses and individuals should continue to apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (EL) at www.sba.gov/disasterassistance at the Small Business Administration Website and apply under COVID-19 in Small Business Administration Statement # 17147 They must. Economic Damage Accident Loans.

Since September 19, the Office of Small Disaster Management has approved more than 2,600 low-interest emergency loans for a total of $ 110 million in hurricane-hit areas.

You can email Disaster Credit Requests to DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov or to the Small Business Administration Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard of hearing).

In addition, small business management staff are involved in disaster relief centers in the Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties.

Chester County Rehabilitation Center Monday, September 20 at 945 E. Lancaster Ave. , Downingtown, opens in Ashbridge Square Mall. The Delaware County Rehabilitation Center is located at 10 Ring Road, Chad Ford. The Montgomery County Center opened at Montgomery County Community College on Blue Bell Campus, 340 Decal Pike on Friday, September 17.

Disaster Recovery Centers provide information to disaster victims from Pennsylvania State Agencies, the FAA and the US Small Business Administration. Victims can get help to apply for federal assistance, find out about the types of assistance available, learn about the appeal process and get updates on applications.

The Office of Disaster Relief helps all types of individuals, non-profit organizations, homeowners and tenants recover from federally recognized disasters. For more information, see www.sba.gov/disasterassistance, which is part of the Small Business Administration since its inception in 1953.

So far this month, small business administration disaster relief workers have been responding to 60 open presidential disaster declarations, 29 small business administration disaster declarations, 57 regime certificates, 168 agricultural declarations, and one military emergency economic risk statement. According to the agency. The Disaster Relief Office has provided $ 425 million in loans to disaster victims.

Hurricane Ida Disaster Relief is part of a growing global response this year: Fires. ”