Help for Small
Businesses Hurt by Hurricane Isaac in Mississppi
SBA opened a Business Recovery Center in Gulfport,
small businesses hurt by hurricane Isaac.
The business recovery office is
located at the following location and will be opened at
Business Recovery Center
Gulfport Branch Office
Hancock Bank Plaza
2510 14th Street, Suite 103
Customer service representatives will be available to meet
individually with each business owner to explain how an SBA
disaster loan can help finance their recovery and to help
them through the application process.
Interest rates are as low as 3
percent for non-profit organizations and 4 percent for
businesses with terms up to 30 years.
Loan amounts and terms are
set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial
Applicants may apply online using
the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure
website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
To be considered for all forms of
disaster assistance, call the Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) at 800-621-FEMA (3362), (TTY) 800-462-7585 for
the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Additional details on the locations of Disaster Recovery
Centers and the loan application process can be obtained by
calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955
(800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by
sending an e-mail to
The filing deadline to return applications for physical
property damage is October 31, 2012. The deadline to return
economic injury applications is May 30, 2013.
more about the SBA’s plan to help small businesses in the
visiting the SBA’s web
page on this subject.