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Small Business Administration Disaster Center In Manahawkin To Close May 1

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 Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

Disaster loan information and application forms may be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

Loan applications can be downloaded from www.sba.gov.  Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

proud April 27, 2013 at 05:45 PM
"Disaster" being the operative word.
Your Stafford Leaders April 28, 2013 at 03:17 AM
It did give people something to do with there time while they dont have a house to sit in and enjoy.They were able to fill out more papers for money they may never see.
Chief Wahoo April 28, 2013 at 01:59 PM
How many people actually received money from going to this place ??
tr April 28, 2013 at 05:13 PM
If you were on all of the following: welfare, foodstamps, subsidized housing, a state paid medication program, free school lunchs and after school programs, and a member of any radical ethnic minority group(other than a white supremacy organization), you will qualify for a 1.66% loan and will gladly be FORCED to take that money. I say FORCED because that organization has to use up all it's budget or face being allotted less tax money next year to spend like a drunken sailor. In other words, if you had any self esteem, high moral values, proper work ethics and lived at the Jersey Shore, you get NOTHING or a 3.375% loan that you will have to fight like the dickens to qualify for. Welcome to the Federal Government and your tax dollars in action!!!!! I hope everyone understands all the preceeding was expressed in jest, rigghhttt!!!!
TerriLynn April 28, 2013 at 09:01 PM
They make it sound like they're doing you a favor. They're not doing you any favors at all. I applied for a loan, was approved, closed on the loan in Jan. Now that I want to modify for a car that we lost in the flood, they are telling me that the loan will be decreased by the amount of insurance proceeds we get. The insurance money isn't enough to rebuild my home. I need that loan to bring my house back to what it is AND to raise it..... Now, I don't think any of that is happening now. Way to go GOVT.... You all for us people.... Year right!!!!!!

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