Simonton DRC Transitions to SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center

The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center at Simonton Community Church has transitioned to a Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Outreach Center, starting Monday, November 27, 2017. Residents can meet with the SBA to discuss the SBA’s disaster loan program, complete applications, close approved loans, and get questions answered.

(Please note that the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center at Simonton Community Church has closed.)

The center is at the following location:

Simonton Community Church

9703 FM 1489

Simonton, TX  77476

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

SBA customer service representatives will be available at the DLOC to meet individually with businesses, homeowners and renters to answer their questions, explain SBA’s disaster loan program, help them complete their applications and close their approved loans.

Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets. The SBA can also lend additional funds to help businesses and residents with the cost of making improvements that protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future.

For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of all sizes, SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic injury assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage.

Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace their damaged or destroyed primary residence. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.

Applicants may apply online using SBA’s secure website at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Survivors can still register for federal disaster assistance in the following ways until Nov. 30, 2017. SBA’s Customer Service Center can answer any questions at (800) 659-2955 as well.