SBA extends business recovery center operations in Mississippi through October 31; Helping businesses apply for working capital loans due to water crisis in Jackson


ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today announced that its recovery plan
The center located in Jackson, Mississippi, will continue to operate until 4 p.m. on Monday, October 31, an extension
more than three weeks. SBA opened the center to help small businesses and nonprofits in Mississippi
organizations affected by the Jackson water crisis that began August 30.
“I encourage anyone who has not completed their disaster loan application to visit the center before
close to meet with an SBA customer service representative for one-on-one assistance,” Kem said.
Fleming, director of the SBA’s Field Operations Center East.
The Business Recovery Center is open in Jackson as listed below:
SBA Disaster Recovery Center (BRC)
Hind County
Former chamber of commerce building
201 President Street South
Jackson, MS 39201
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Open: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Open: Columbus Day, Monday, October 10
Close on Sunday
Permanent closure: Monday, Oct. 31 at 4 p.m.
Customer service representatives will be available at the BRC to answer questions about the disaster
loan program and help business owners complete their applications. Due to the ongoing COVID-19
pandemic, the SBA has established protocols to help protect public health and safety. All
BRC visitors are encouraged to wear a face mask.
“For eligible applicants, the SBA offers Economic Disaster Loans (EIDLs) to help meet work needs
capital needs caused by the disaster,” said SBA Mississippi District Director Janita R. Stewart.
Interest rates are 3.04% for businesses and 1.875% for nonprofits, with terms
up to 30 years old. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial situation.
Applicants can apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) through the SBA’s secure website at and must apply under SBA Statement #17621.
Disaster loan information and application forms can also be obtained by calling SBA customer service.
Service Center at 800-659-2955 (if you are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impediment, please call
7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services) or by sending an email to
[email protected] Loan applications can also be downloaded from
Completed applications should be mailed to: US Small Business Administration, Processing and
Cashout Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
The filing deadline for returning economic injury claims is June 14, 2023.
About the United States Small Business Administration
The United States Small Business Administration helps fuel the American dream of business ownership. As the
only resource and go-to voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the
SBA gives entrepreneurs and small business owners the resources and support they need to
start, expand or expand their business, or recover from a declared disaster. It provides services through
an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To
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