SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of Virginia Affected by Tropical Storm Isaias
(WASHINGTON) – Virginia businesses and residents affected by Tropical Storm Isaias on Aug. 3 – 5, 2020, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today. Administrator Carranza made the loans available in response to a letter from Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Oct. 5, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA.
The declaration covers Suffolk City and the adjacent counties and independent cities of Chesapeake City, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth City and Southampton in Virginia; and the counties of Camden and Gates in North Carolina. “The SBA is strongly committed to providing the people of Virginia with the most effective and customer-focused response possible to assist businesses of all sizes, homeowners and renters with federal disaster loans,” said Carranza. “Getting businesses and communities up and running after a disaster is our highest priority at SBA.”
In accordance with health precautions for COVID-19, the SBA will not establish a field presence to assist
survivors. However, the SBA will continue to provide customer service and conduct outreach virtually
with webinars, skype calls, phone assistance, and step-by-step application assistance. The SBA has opened a Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center to help survivors apply online using the Electronic Loan
Application via the SBA’s secure website at https://DisasterLoanAssistance.sba.gov/.