Residents and businesses affected by the April 12-13 wave of severe storms, tornadoes and straight-line winds in South Carolina counties included in a presidential disaster declaration may be eligible for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Residents in Aiken, Colleton, Hampton, Marlboro, Oconee, Orangeburg and Pickens counties are eligible for both physical and economic injury disaster loans from the SBA while small business and nonprofits in Allendale, Anderson, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Edgefield, Florence, Greenville, Jasper, Lexington and Saluda counties are only eligible to apply for SBA economic injury disaster loans.
“The SBA is strongly committed to providing South Carolina residents with the most effective response possible to assist businesses, homeowners and renters with federal disaster loans,” said SBA administrator Jovita Carranza in a statement. “Getting businesses and communities up and running after a disaster is our highest priority.”
To follow COVID-19 health precautions, the SBA will not establish a field presence to assist survivors, but the organization will continue to provide customer service and virtual outreach through webinars, Skype calls, phone assistance and step-by-step application assistance.
For more information, visit www.disasterloanassistance.sba.gov or call 470-363-5611, 202-803-3307, 404-909-1549 or 470-363-5936.