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Aug. 23 Deadline for Economic Injury Disaster Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) reminds Private Non-Profit organizations (PNPs) in Connecticut that August 23, 2013 is the deadline to submit Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) applications. These loans are available from the SBA for damages caused by Storm Sandy between October 27, 2012 and November 8, 2012.

PNPs located in the following counties that provide non-critical services are eligible to apply: Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland, Windham; the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Mohegan Tribal Nation located within New London County.

Examples of eligible non-critical PNP organizations include, but are not limited to food kitchens, homeless shelters, museums, libraries, community centers and colleges.

The SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs such as ongoing operating expenses for eligible non-critical PNP organizations. This assistance is available regardless of whether the organization suffered any physical property damage. Loan amounts can be up to $2 million and interest rate of 3 percent with terms up to 30 years. The SBA sets loan amounts and terms based on each applicant's financial condition.

Fairfield First Selectman Mike Tetreau said, "I encourage Fairfield private non-profits that were closed or lost revenue as a result of Storm Sandy to apply for this loan. I also wish to remind businesses and residents that the Town has partnered with Operation Hope to create a Fairfield Storm Sandy Relief Fund. Anyone seeking financial assistance should contact the Town's Department of Social Services at 256-3169."

To apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA), visit the SBA's secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.

Disaster loan information and application forms may also 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 sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Loan applications can also be downloaded from www.sba.gov/disaster. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

The filing deadline to return economic injury applications is August 23, 2013.

For more information about the SBA's Disaster Loan Program, visit www.sba.gov or contact Michael Lampton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 404-331-0333.

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