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  • 2017

    SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of Illinois Affected by Severe Storms and Flooding

    ​The Small Business Administration (SBA) has posted a news release regarding disaster assistance for Illinois due to the severe storms and flooding in July 2017. From the new release:

    "Illinois businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and flooding on July 19-31, 2017, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Linda McMahon announced today.

    Administrator McMahon made the loans available in response to a letter from Gov. Bruce Rauner on Sept. 11, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA. The declaration covers Stephenson County and the adjacent counties of Carroll, Jo Daviess, Ogle, and Winnebago in Illinois; Green and Lafayette in Wisconsin.

    Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at

    Businesses and individuals may also obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing), or by emailing Loan applications can also be downloaded at 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 applications for physical property damage is Nov. 14, 2017. The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 15, 2018."

    You can read the full news release here (PDF).


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