The Herald Bulletin

May 11, 2013

SBA to open disaster centers for Madison, other counties, on Tuesday


For The Herald Bulletin

ELWOOD, Ind. — In order to help Hoosiers through the disaster loan process, the U.S. Small Business Administration will open Disaster Centers in Grant, Howard, Madison and Tipton counties.

Low-interest disaster loans are available to residents, businesses, and non-profit organizations in Blackford, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Delaware, Grant, Hamilton, Howard, Huntington, Madison, Miami, Tipton, Wabash and Wells counties. Hoosiers in these counties can apply by visiting any one of the four centers or online.

All four centers will open Tuesday, May 14 at 9 a.m. Each center will be open for two weeks, expect for the Madison County office, which will be open for one week only. Locations and hours are provided below.

Members of the SBA will be on hand to take questions and aid residents, small businesses, and non-profit organizations in the disaster loan process. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security will also have staff at the centers to provide flood victims with information about the Indiana State Disaster Relief Fund. Grants of up to $5,000 may be available for Hoosiers who suffered flood damage, but may not be eligible for a federal loan.

Disaster Center Locations and Hours

Grant County

Marion City Hall

301 South Branson Street

Marion, IN 46952

Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m. to Noon (Hours for May 18 only)

Howard County

Howard County Alternate EOC

627 South Berkley Road

Kokomo, IN 46901

Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m. to Noon (Hours for May 18 only)

Tipton County

Tipton County Courthouse

101 East Jefferson

Tipton, IN 46072

Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m. to Noon (Hours for May 18 only)

Madison County

The Closed Water Company Office

1139 N. Anderson Street

Elwood, IN 46036

Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m. to Noon (Hours for May 18 only)

SBA Disaster Loans

Hoosiers can apply by visiting one of the SBA Disaster Centers or online at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.

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



Individuals and businesses can call the SBA's Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for people with speech or hearing disabilities), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET or by sending an e-mail to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov

Those suffering damage to personal or business property must return applications by July 9, 2013. The deadline to return economic injury applications - which includes, for example, payroll, working capital and other business financial commitments - is February 10, 2014.

The Indiana State Disaster Relief Fund was established in 2003 to provide assistance to individuals who may not be eligible for federal disaster assistance, but met the state’s criteria for disaster relief. Grants of up to $5,000 are available to eligible disaster victims. Fees from retail fireworks sales provide the funding for this program.