January 9th, 2017 is the last day small businesses can apply for funding in response to the millions of dollars Hurricane Matthew caused the state of North Carolina.  FEMA Public Assistance grants are currently accepting almost 50% of the counties in the state relegating $2 million at a rate as low as 2.625% for non profits, and up to $2 million with a rate as low as 4 percent for businesses.

For homeowners, please take heed that in order to receiving relief funds you must respond as well.  The messages are being sent by the U.S. Small Business Administration so if you think you received a letter from the SBA by mistake, chances are the SBA got it right.  The “SBA federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and private nonprofit organizations.”

Make sure to check out disasterloan.sba.gov/ela for more information on how to apply for a SBA Disaster Loan.

http://www.newbernsj.com/news/20161225/sbas-matthew-loans-not-just-for-businesses

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