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Federal disaster loans offered for Nov. 17 tornadoes

February 6, 2014

The Indianapolis Star



Feb. 06--Low-interest federal disaster loans will be available to citizens, businesses and some non-profit organizations in 19 counties to help them recover from damages from severe weather on Nov. 17, Gov. Mike Pence's office announced Wednesday.

Pence made the request to the U.S. Small Business Administration. The agency will establish Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Daviess, Fountain and Howard counties, where much of the damage occurred from the tornadoes.

Low-interest loans also will be available in these surrounding counties: Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Dubois, Grant, Greene, Knox, Martin, Miami, Montgomery, Parke, Pike, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Vermillion and Warren.

Applications will be accepted at the centers or online at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/. Loan center locations and hours will be announced when determined. The application deadline for those suffering personal or business property damage is April 7.

Business loan applications can also be downloaded from the SBA website at http://www.sba.gov/. Completed applications should be returned to a center or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

For more information, Individuals and businesses can call the SBA's Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday or by send an e-mail to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

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