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SBA Opens Business Recovery Centers in Carteret County

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the opening of Business Recovery Centers (BRCs) in Carteret and Cumberland counties on Sept. 28, to help businesses impacted by Hurricane Florence. Other BRCs in Craven, New Hanover, Pitt and Robeson counties are already in operation.

SBA representatives at the Centers can provide information about disaster loans, answer questions and assist businesses in completing the SBA application. The Centers are located as indicated below and will operate until further notice.

Carteret County

Sound Bank

5039 Executive Drive

Morehead City, NC 28557

Opens: Friday, Sept. 28 at noon
Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed: Sundays

Craven County

Centenary United Methodist Church

309 New Street

New Bern, NC 28560

Applicants must use
The Education Building Entrance

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed: Sundays

Cumberland County

Cumberland County Department of Social Services

1225 Ramsey St.

Fayetteville, NC 28301

Opens: Friday, Sept. 28 at 9 a.m.
Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Closed: Sundays

New Hanover County

Wilmington Chamber of Commerce

1 Estelle Lee Place

Wilmington, NC 28401

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed: Sundays

Pitt County

SBTDC Regional Service Center East Carolina University
300 East First Street, Willis Building Greenville, NC 27858

Hours: Weekdays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed: Sundays

Robeson County

Robeson Community College

5160 Fayetteville Rd.

Workforce Dev. Ctr., Bldg. 18 Lumberton, NC 28358

Hours: Weekdays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturdays, Hours pending Closed: Sundays

“The SBA is committed to facilitating economic recovery in this disaster. We want area businesses to have a resource where they can meet individually with SBA representatives and find out how a low- interest disaster loan can help them recover,” said Kem Fleming, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East in Atlanta.

The SBA offers low-interest, long-term disaster loans for physical damage and working capital. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at DisasterLoan.sba.gov.

To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, applicants should register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or download the FEMA mobile app. If online or mobile access is unavailable, applicants should call the FEMA toll-free helpline at 800-621-3362. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services should call 800-621-3362.

Additional details on the locations of Disaster Recovery Centers and the loan application process can be obtained by calling the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an e-mail to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Nov. 13, 2018. The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 14, 2019.

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