Monday, April 29, 2013
The deadline to apply for assistance through SBA is Wednesday, May 1
Several disaster centers in New Jersey will cease operations due to a steady decrease in activity, the U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced. The SBA is encouraging those impacted by Hurricane Sandy to visit the centers before they close. The deadline to return applications for physical damage is Wednesday, May 1. Center locations and scheduled closing dates are listed below. Atlantic County Margate Municipal Building 9001 Winchester Ave., Margate City Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday Closing, Thursday, May 2 at close of business Cape May County Cape May County Chamber of Commerce 13 Crest Haven Rd., Cape May Courthouse Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday Closing: Tuesday, April 30 at close of business …
Friday, February 1, 2013
The administration has made 16,800 loans since the hurricane hit New Jersey.
In just three months since Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast, the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved more than $1.1 billion in disaster loans to residents and business owners affected by the storm. According to a release from the SBA, approximately 16,700 individuals have received loans, making Sandy the country's third largest disaster in terms of loaned dollars. Currently, Sandy sits behind 2005's Hurricane Katrina and its $10.8 billion in SBA loans, and 1994's Northridge, Calif., earthquake, which totaled $4 billion in loans. Sandy, however, could supplant those disaster totals in the long run. The SBA also announced recent emergency legislation in Congress that adds $799 million to the administration's disaster …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
UPDATE: New location: White Sands, Point Beach
The Small Business Administration (SBA) and FEMA will explain how businesses damaged by Sandy should apply for financial assistance at a meeting on Monday at the White Sands. The Point Pleasant Chamber of Commerce and the Point Pleasant Beach Chamber of Commerce are welcoming business owners and managers from across Ocean and Monmouth counties to attend the session from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday at the White Sands, 1205 Ocean Ave., Point Beach. The Point Pleasant Chamber on Saturday had announced in an email to all members that the meeting would be with SBA at the chamber office, 2810 Bridge Ave., Point Pleasant Borough. However, there was an announcement on the chamber's Facebook page on Sunday that the meeting would be at the White Sands…
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Conference call now available as online audio recording
A conference call involving numerous state and federal agencies providing information to businesses impacted by Sandy is now available online. The audio recording of a Thursday afternoon conference call with FEMA, the Small Business Administration and other business agencies can now be accessed at the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) website. Scroll about halfway down the page and look for the following paragraph: "Listen to a conference call that took place November 8 on government programs to help businesses recover from Sandy. Senior officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), US Small Business Administration (SBA), NJ Economic Development Authority (EDA) and the NJ Business Action Center were on …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Relief available for temporary housing, repairs, loans, etc.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Individuals in every New Jersey county are now eligible to apply for federal disaster relief, the governor's office announced Tuesday. All residents and businesses can now apply for Individual Assistance through FEMA and the Small Business Administration. The state had already been approved for Public Assistance, which is available to state and local governments as well as nonprofits. Individual Assistance relief allows residents to apply for aid including temporary housing, repair, Disaster Unemployment Assistance and Small Business Administration loans. The governor's office advises all residents who suffered damage to apply with FEMA, even if they have their own insurance. Register by calling 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585 for those with …