The Small Business Association (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans to Louisiana businesses and residents affected by Hurricane Barry that occurred July 10-15, 2019.

SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request SBA received from Gov. John Bel Edwards on Sept. 9, 2019. This disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in Allen, Assumption, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Catahoula, Concordia, Evangeline, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, La Salle, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, Terrebonne, Vernon and West Feliciana parishes.

The closest disaster loan outreach center is located in the Allen Parish Civic Center at 609 Tiger Lane in Oberlin, LA 70655. The center will open on Friday September 13 and close on Thursday September 26 with hours of 9am to 6pm weekdays.

For more information, those interested may call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 The deadline to apply for property damage is Nov. 12, 2019. The deadline to apply for economic injury is June 11, 2020.

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