INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI) – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced Wednesday that his request for low-interest federal disaster loans was successful.
Pence said the low-interest federal disaster loans will be available to citizens, businesses and certain non-profit organizations in 19 counties as a result of damage from severe weather on Nov. 17, 2013.
In a press release to News 18 Pence said, “Hoosiers are still struggling to recover from the aftermath of the November tornadoes in Indiana. We’re pleased that the U.S. Small Business Administration has agreed to provide low-interest federal disaster loans to assist Hoosiers, businesses and non-profit organizations as they work to repair damage in the days and weeks ahead.”
The loan program is administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Disaster Loan Outreach Centers will be established in Daviess, Fountain, and Howard counties, which were the primary counties requested.
Other counties that are eligible because they are contiguous are Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Dubois, Grant, Greene, Knox, Martin, Miami, Montgomery, Parke, Pike, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Vermillion and Warren.
Residents can apply at loan centers. The locations and hours were announced Thursday and are listed below. Hoosiers in eligible counties can apply online for an SBA disaster loan, by clicking here.
Business loan applications can also be downloaded from the SBA website, by clicking here.
For more information for individuals and businesses, please call SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955, or 800-877-8339 for people with speech or hearing disabilities. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.
The first deadline to return applications is April 7.
Some counties have determined locations and hours for Disaster Loan Outreach Centers.
Howard County Government Center - Dept. of Emergency Management
120 East Mulberry St. Suite 6
Kokomo, IN 46901
Friday, Feb. 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 9 CLOSED
Monday, Feb. 10 from 8 a.m to 4 p.m.
Closing Tuesday, Feb. 11 at noon.
Reopens Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closing Wednesday, Feb. 19 at close of business
Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene – Gym Building
453 South State Road 341
Hillsboro, IN 47949
Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Closing Thursday, Feb. 13 at close of business
Washington Fire Station #2
1002 West Walnut St.
Washington, IN 47501
Friday, Feb. 14 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 16 CLOSED
Monday, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Closing Monday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m.