LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles County official said on Tuesday that the U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to California small businesses that are economically impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
"Offering support and disaster relief is a critical government function," said Kevin McGowan, director of the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management. "The devastating economic impact of COVID-19 is palpable. There is a great need for economic support during the coronavirus disaster, and SBA federal disaster loans are an excellent resource for small business owners."
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Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA's Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on SBA disaster assistance.
Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing should call 800-877-8339.
Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing, and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, FortWorth, TX, 76155.
The deadline to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan is Dec. 16.