U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Opens Business Recovery Center in White Plains for Businesses Affected by Remnants of Hurricane Ida



ATLANTA, Georgia – September 23, 2021 – The US Small Business Administration announced on Tuesday, September 21, the opening of a Business Recovery Center (BRC) in the New York Power Authority building in White Plains, New York on Tuesday, September 21 at 9 a.m. for a Assisting businesses and residents to apply for a disaster loan for the remnants of Hurricane Ida which occurred September 1-3, 2021.

Businesses, landlords, tenants and private non-profit organizations in New York City counties of the Bronx, Kings, Nassau, Queens, Richmond, Suffolk and Westchester can apply for physical disaster loans and disaster loans. economic disaster with the SBA. Small businesses and most private nonprofits in the following adjacent counties can only apply for economic disaster loans from the SBA: New York, Orange, Putnam, and Rockland in New York; Fairfield, Connecticut; and Bergen, New Jersey.

The address and opening hours of the Business Recovery Center (BRC) are listed below:

SBA disaster recovery center

Westchester County

New York Energy Authority building

123 Main Street

White Plains, NY 10601

Opening: Tuesday September 21 at 9 a.m.

Normal hours: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until further notice

Closed: Saturday and Sunday

Customer service representatives will be available at BRC to answer questions about the Disaster Loan Program and help business owners, landlords and tenants complete their applications. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the SBA has established protocols to help protect the health and safety of the public. All BRC visitors are encouraged to wear a face mask.

Businesses of all sizes and private non-profit organizations can borrow up to $ 2 million to repair or replace real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets damaged or destroyed by a disaster. .

For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private non-profit organizations, the SBA offers economic disaster loans to help meet the working capital needs caused. by disaster. Economic Damage Claim Assistance is available whether or not the business has suffered property damage.

Disaster loans of up to $ 200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace real estate damaged or destroyed by a disaster. Homeowners and tenants are entitled to up to $ 40,000 to repair or replace personal property damaged or destroyed by a disaster.

Applicants may be eligible for an increase in the loan amount up to 20% of their physical damage, as verified by the SBA, for mitigation purposes. Qualifying mitigation upgrades may include a sump pump, elevation, French drain, or retaining wall to help protect the property and occupants from future damage from a similar disaster.

Interest rates are as low as 2,855 percent for companies, 2percent for non-profit organizations and 1,563 percent for owners and tenants, with terms of up to 30 years. The amounts and terms of the loan are set by the SBA and are based on the financial status of each applicant.

Applicants can apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) through the SBA secure website at https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela/s/, and must apply under the SBA # statement. 17147, not for the COVID-19 incident.

To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, applicants must register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or download the FEMA mobile app. If online or mobile access is not available, applicants should call the FEMA toll-free helpline at 800-621-3362. Those using 711 relay or video relay services should call 800-621-3362.

Businesses and individuals can also obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard of hearing) or by sending an email to [email protected] Loan applications can also be downloaded from sba.gov/disaster. Completed applications should be mailed to: US Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

The filing deadline for returning property damage claims is November 4, 2021. The deadline for returning claims for economic damage is June 6, 2022.


About the United States Small Business Administration

The US Small Business Administration is making the American dream of becoming a business owner a reality. As the only resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA gives entrepreneurs and small business owners the resources and support they need to start, grow or grow their businesses, or grow their businesses. recover from a declared situation. disaster. It provides services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit


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