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U.S. Small Business Administration Reports Deadline for Vermont Private Non-Profit Organizations to Apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans

February 20, 2014

The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds Private Non- Profit Organizations in Vermont that March 13, is the deadline to submit Economic Injury Disaster Loan applications.

According to a release, these loans are available from the SBA as a result of the severe storms and flooding that occurred between May 22-26, 2013.

Vermont PNPs located in Chittenden, Essex and Lamoille counties are eligible to apply. Examples of eligible non-critical PNP organizations include, but are not limited to food kitchens, homeless shelters, museums, libraries, community centers and colleges.

The SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help eligible non-critical PNP organizations meet their working capital needs such as ongoing operating expenses. This assistance is available regardless of whether the organization suffered any physical property damage. Loan amounts can be up to $2 million and interest rate of 2.875 percent with terms up to 30 years. The SBA sets loan amounts and terms based on each applicant's financial condition.

To apply online using the Electronic Loan Application, visit the SBA's secure website at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the SBA's Customer Service Center at 800-659- 2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or sending an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Loan applications can also be downloaded from sba.gov/disaster. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

The filing deadline to return economic injury applications is March 13.

For more information about the SBA's Disaster Loan Program sba.gov/disaster.

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