News Briefs December 12, 2013

Published: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 14:10 PM.

Loan application assistance available Tuesday

The Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce will host “one-on-one” technical assistance sessions on Tuesday, Dec. 17 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. where a representative from the FAMU Small Business Development Center and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity will be on hand to address questions and to provide information to small business owners in completing the Small Business Administration’s  Economic Injury Disaster Loan application.

An Economic Injury Disaster Loan Declaration was approved by the Small Business Administration in response to a commercial fishery failure determination for the Apalachicola Bay Area. The chamber office s are 122 Commerce Street.

Applicants may apply for an SBA loan online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at Applications and program information are available by calling the SBA’s 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

 Loan applications can also be downloaded from the SBA’s website at Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth,  TX 76155. The deadline to return economic injury applications is July 31, 2014.


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