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 …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Sandy victims can also still apply online for physical damages until May 1 deadline, economic damages until July 31
The federal Small Business Administration will close the SBA Disaster Center in Manahawkin on May 1, SBA spokesman Mark Jamison said. The center will close due to a "steady decrease" in activity, he said. The Manahawkin Center is located in the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce building on West Bay Avenue. Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday. Closing: May 1 at close of business day The SBA is also encouraging Hurricane Sandy survivors to visit one of the centers before they close, and reminding them the deadline to return applications for physical damage is May 1. The deadline to return economic injury applications is July 31. Survivors may also apply online using the Electronic …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Employees who suffered losses during Hurricane Sandy have one week to register with FEMA for assistance.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is encouraging business owners to remind their Hurricane Sandy-impacted employees to register for disaster assistance before the application deadline expires in just one week. In terms of individual assistance, FEMA is and has provided grants to cover rental assistance, home repairs and replacement of essential household items not covered by insurance. Assistance grants may also be available to help replace personal property destroyed during the storm and to help meet medical, dental, funeral, transportation, and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other funding sources. But Sandy victims need to apply with FEMA by May 1 if they hope to qualify. The push to see Sandy …
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 …
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 …