July 17, 2012

CT nonprofits’ storm-aid filing deadline is Aug. 17

Connecticut food kitchens, museums, libraries, colleges and other private nonprofits that sustained damages in last Halloween weekend's freak snowstorm have until Aug. 17 to apply for federal disaster loans, authorities say.

The U.S. Small Business Administration says nonprofits in Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, Tolland and Windham counties are eligible to apply to the SBA.

This assistance is available regardless of whether the organization suffered any physical property damage.

Loan amounts can be up to $2 million, and the interest rate is 3 percent with terms up to 30 years. The SBA sets loan amounts and terms based on each applicant's financial condition.

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

To obtain disaster loan information and application forms, call the SBA's Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or send an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Applications can also be downloaded from www.sba.gov . Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

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