Lupinacci Reminds Local Businesses Affected By Superstorm Sandy Of Pending Deadline

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Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci is reminding local businesses of the pending deadline for loan applications for storm-damaged property. Businesses have until April 13 to register with FEMA and to return their disaster loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Individuals can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or via smartphone or tablet at m.fema.gov. They may also call the FEMA helpline 800-621-3362 (Voice, 7-1-1/Relay) or (TTY) 800-462-7585. The helpline is available 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. EDT, seven days a week. To apply for a low-interest SBA disaster loan, go to https://DisasterLoan.SBA.gov/ELA.

“While time passed since the storm, its effects on our community and our residents are still very real,” said Lupinacci. “It is tremendously important that individuals who were impacted avail themselves of every potential source of assistance as they work to get back on their feet. It is especially important as we move closer to the deadlines for applications.”

Through the Small Business Administration, businesses and private nonprofit organizations may be eligible to borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace storm-damaged property.

For assistance, call the SBADisasterCustomerServiceCenter at 800-659-2955 (TTY 800-877-8339) or send an e-mail to DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov.
For additional information on disaster recovery assistance, residents and businesses are encouraged to visit www.fema.gov/SandyNY, www.twitter.com/FEMASandy, www.facebook.com/FEMASandy and www.fema.gov/blog.

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